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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Slide Peak, North Isolation, Mt. Isolation, Mt. Davis, Stairs Mountain, NH
Trails
Trails: Glen Boulder Trail, Davis Path, bushwhack, Isolation Spur, Davis Spur, Stairs Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, June 23, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Nothing major on this route. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Lots of blowdowns on Davis Path. We cut out a few. Really brushy trail in places. Major erosion in places, as well as growing mudpits. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: Not bad for much of the day due to the high winds, but vexing in the col north of Stairs (black flies) and near the end of the Davis Path (skeeters). 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Someone left a 1492 hat at the Stairs summit and a bandana near by. 
 
Comments
Comments: Glen Boulder Trail was generally dry with some minor mud. Small patch of snow prior to Slide Peak. Some alpine flowers in bloom. Stiff winds from the boulder up to Davis Path and back to the trees.

Davis Path was a hodgepodge of decent stretches as well as subpar stretches. A few patches of snow. Muddiest stretch was between Isolation Trail and Isolation Spur (e.g. the stretch the vast majority of 4K traffic hits, which was also the busiest stretch we saw today. Nasty mud with the trail getting wider and wider due to people trying to get around it and the failed bog bridges.

Some mud between there and Davis. Upper portion of the spur to Davis is getting brushy. We opted to skip the bushwhack to the true summit.

Very brushy in places from there to Stairs, as well as some areas of standing water and mud. Last patch of snow we saw was north of Stairs.

Generally good going from Stairs Col to the bottom (skipped Mt. Crawford because dinner seemed more appealing).

Nice weather. The high winds were appreciated, as they kept the bugs at bay for most of the high and also helped keep conditions a little cooler.  
Name
Name: rocket21 
E-Mail
E-Mail: rocket21@franklinwebpublishing.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-06-23 
Link
Link: http://hike.franklinsites.com 
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