Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Isolation, Stairs Mountain, Mt. Crawford, NH
Trails: Dry River Trail, Isolation Trail, Davis Path, Isolation Spur, Stairs Spur, Crawford Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, June 13, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Isolation West has lots of duck unders. Davis path is overgrown in many spots. There were two large blowdowns between Mount Davis and the col about a mile north of stairs. One seemed recent because it didn't look like anyone had made a path around it yet and it completely covered the trail. The other is on a side hill with a drop off. For this one, we had to take our packs off, and slip them through a space between the hard broken tree limbs, then slide our bodies down through like the lemon squeezer on Chemin des Dames. We laid flat and slid our bodies down on our backs to avoid getting impaled by the tree branches.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: Not bad when breezy. Coming down Crawford they were out in force  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Thank you to all the maintainers of these remote trails! We are so grateful! In the Dry River area, the cairns were key to finding the trail in some areas where it wasn't so clear. Lots of washed out areas, but that was expected. Davis path- We found 3 trickles of water that were enough for filtering between Isolation and Stairs. One was barely a trickle- that was between Isolation and Davis. Then between Davis and Stairs there were two that were filterable- small amount of water but it was moving.  
Name: Alison R. 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-06-14 
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