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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Crawford, Mt. Resolution, Stairs Mountain, Mt. Isolation, NH
Trails
Trails: Davis Path, Crawford Spur, Mt. Parker Trail, Stairs Spur, Isolation Spur, Isolation Trail, Dry River Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, August 1, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of spots at Davis path. A kind gentleman gave us a ride from Dry River back to Davis Path.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All easy 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Davis Path from Stairs to Isolation is near constant pine branches whacking you in the face. I wish i had been hiking with Edward Scissorhands. I know it’s wilderness trail, but really. Not much water on Davis Path or Isolation West but Plenty on Dry River. Isolation West, in contrast is a dream. The brushing is greatly appreciated! Nice job! Dry River is easy enough to follow and there is water the whole way. The trail reroutes are great considering what the maintainers have to work with: so many washed out areas. I wouldn’t want to hike this in the dark.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Hank Williams better appreciate his patch. This is likely our first and last time on Isolation. After all these years i have to say i much prefer the high elevation for its expansive views, breezes and cool temps.  
Bugs
Bugs: Yes. Below 3,000’ is yucky.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Hard to follow boot sucking muddy area on Davis Path between Stairs and wide open flat area. Lots of erosion on Davis Path and the mud pits aren’t helping, just creating herd paths. Didn’t know there was camping on the Dry River trail before Mt Clinton trail and just after the huge washout.  
Name
Name: Diane and Hank Williams  
E-Mail
E-Mail: Dtafilowski@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-08-01 
Link
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