|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt Isolation, NH|
||Rocky Branch Trail, bushwhack, Isolation Trail, Davis Path, Mt Isolation Spur|
|Date of Hike:
||Tuesday, May 24, 2016|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Only car today |
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Did just the upper crossing of Rocky Branch on the outbound, the upper and the two lower crossings on the return. All dry rock hops this day with care. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Same blowdowns and leaners on Isolation Trail (east) approaching Davis. Very wet and sloppy footing everywhere but the lower couple miles of Rocky Branch Trail and Davis Path. Cleared some waterbars/drainages but didn't make much of a dent! |
|Lost and Found:
||We did the bushwhack on the way to Iso, and--just because it had been awhile--stayed on trail on the way back (except for bypassing crossings #3-4, where we stayed on the east side). Just a tiny bit of lingering ice. We did NOT bring spikes today!!!!!! |
Checked out the site of recently demolished Rocky Branch Shelter #2. Sad ugliness. Along with the charred remains of the shelter, there are huge tarps (not neatly wrapped), roofing shingles, and various pieces of garbage. Hoping this will get cleaned up this season...
Lucked out with just brief and vey light rain while clouds looked more ominous in every direction. Heard rumbles of thunder in the distance. Rain brought out the vibrant colors--new leaves turned a gorgeous fluorescent green! Beautiful day for walking in the woods. Saw our first toads--two!-- of the season on RBT and two yearling moose on Rt 16 about 1/2 mile before a 'Watch for moose' sign.
||Snowflea & Fancypants |
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.