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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Stairs Mountain, Mt. Davis, Mt. Isolation, Dry River Shelter, NH
Trails
Trails: Rocky Branch Trail, Stairs Col Trail, Davis Path, Stairs Spur, Davis Spur, Isolation Spur, Isolation Trail, Dry River Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, August 31, 2021
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, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: no issues 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Davis Path was extremely muddy with rotten bog bridges and spike heads poking up. Isolation Trail West was in perfect shape for Wilderness Trail guidlines. There was however a few spots were trail is eroded by Isolation Brook. The trail is tough to follow in a couple of spots. Dry River trail overall in great shape to Dry River Shelter. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: none 
Bugs
Bugs: not biting 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: none 
 
Comments
Comments: Excellent day for these peaks. Trail was wet in many spots but temps and wind were ideal for hiking. it was nice chatting with the hiker on the last stretch of the Cohos trail. Congratulations!. i saw no one else until Isolation had some great conversation on the summit. It was also great chatting with a group hiking to Mt Isolation. Isolation West and the Dry River Trail definitely live up to there reputation as beautiful,wild and remote. The Dry River falls were astounding. Ended up staying at the shelter but did note a few stealth sites along the way. There was one other hiker in shelter.  
Name
Name: scottb 
E-Mail
E-Mail: mainebeefman@gmail.com  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-09-01 
Link
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