Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Isolation, Mt. Davis, Stairs Mountain, NH
Trails: Davis Path, Isolation Spur, Davis Spur, Stairs Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, May 6, 2012
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: The Davis Path parking area is large. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Small Patches, Standing/Running Water on Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All water crossings on this trail are minor easily rock hoppable 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: The Davis Path is in generally good condition especially considering the remoteness. Tree falls were easy stepped over or straddled except two trees. One fir tree blocked the path on the south ridge of Mt Davis. Another evergreen blocked the trail between Mt Davis and Mt Isolation. In both situations the blockage can be bypassed without much effort. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: No dogs seen on the trail today. At this time there is plenty of water for dogs but this trail can be dry during the summer. 
Bugs: None! 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Picked up a mylar Happy Birthday baloon alongside the Davis Path on Mt Isolation. 
Comments: There was a lot of standing and running water on the Davis Path. There was no snow pack which is unusual for early May on the Davis Path north of Stairs Mountain. There were smalll patches or stretches of Spring snow starting just before the Mt Davis spur trail. The snow was somewhat more prevalent on the Davis Path leading to Mt Isolation. But even in this section of trail there was more snow free surfaces. Bare booted without traction with no difficulties.

Met a couple from Somerville Ma who camped on Mt Resolution, one hiker from Lebanon ME walking the Davis Path to Boott Spur, and the Northeastern University Outing Club members on Mt Isolation.
There were great views across and up the Dry River Valley to Oakes Gulf, Mt Washington and the southern Presidentials.  
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2012-05-06 
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