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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Crawford, Stairs Mountain, Mt. Isolation (attempt), NH
Trails
Trails: Davis Path, Crawford Spur, Stairs Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, May 20, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Patches of multiple blowdowns blocking the whole trail on Davis Path after Stairs - had to bushwhack around them. One is particularly tricky because the trail turns and goes up the side of a small cliff at the same point, so it's a challenge to find and get back to the trail. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Was hoping to get past Isolation and camp on Davis Path on the way to Boott Spur. The trail was in pretty good shape up to Stairs and a little further, but then it became more overgrown and there were patches with multiple blowdowns blocking the trail. I had to bushwhack around them and losing the trail would have been easy, but luckily I had a GPS. It was slow going and I ended up turning around about a mile before Mt Davis and camping on Stairs for the night. Might have been able to push through but it was my first time on Davis Path and I wasn't sure where I would be able to camp if I ran out of time. Also saw reports of deep snow further along, although I didn't encounter anything significant on trail. Decided it was best to turn back and try again later in the season. There was plenty of water on the ridge after the rain, but not sure how long that will be the case.  
Name
Name: James 
E-Mail
E-Mail:  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-05-21 
Link
Link: https:// 
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