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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Slide Peak, Mt. Isolation, NH
Trails
Trails: Glen Boulder Trail, Davis Path, Isolation Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, May 21, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: A few cars in the lot - gate still closed 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Not an issue 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Glen Boulder trail in great shape and blow downs near ski trail jct are gone thanks to Andrew! Thanks for all your work - much appreciated! Some step overs on Davis path near N. Isolation. A crawl-under 3 weeks ago is now a walk-under. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: Lots of noseeums (non biting) that take aim for your eyes in the trees where there’s no wind. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Beautiful (and hot) day above tree line. No issues going up the scramble. The trail up until then had been damp from humidity and cloud cover in the morning, but the scramble was dry. The sun and heat took care of a lot of the wet on GB by the time I returned. Still some snow in the wooded sections up to slide peak and in the wooded section after but most of it is like a snow cone with avoidable icy sections that should be gone soon with this heat. Heading down Davis path there were a couple interesting sections where you needed to step in knee or higher deep post holes to bare ground as the snowpack went over running water and would break if you walked on top. Other sections were fine to walk on for now but will give way soon. Nothing treacherous, just not gonna be able to zip through a couple sections. Lots of bare ground between N Isolation and the col before heading up to Isolation. There are some glorious mud pools in that same area. Just embrace the mud - but check before blindly stepping as my pole went in halfway on one section. It would keep you nice and cool in the heat though! There were some grey jays at the summit who weren’t shy at all. Didn’t stick around as I headed back the way I came. So hard to believe that only a few weeks ago I had been breaking trail in deep drifts in snowshoes on Davis after the late April snowstorm. Can’t wait for winter to return.  
Name
Name: BubblesTheHiker 
E-Mail
E-Mail: Kdoer @ yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-05-22 
Link
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