|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Gulf Peak, Mt. Isolation, NH|
||Glen Boulder Trail, Davis Path, Isolation Spur|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, September 10, 2017|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Dry Trail, Mud - Significant |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||On Glen Boulder Trail, easily rock hopped. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Cut out a blowdown near Gulf Peak and a few near North Isolation. Noticed some recent rock step and turnpike work on Glen Boulder Trail below treeline. Areas above treeline need some steps and drainage, as the path is gullying, resulting in a second path forming adjacent to it. Davis Path is a muddy disaster between Isolation Trail East and Isolation Spur, with failed bog bridges a liability both environmentally, as well as safetywise. |
|Lost and Found:
||Glen Boulder Trail was generally dry. Appreciated the new steps being installed below treeline, which should help reduce trail creep and erosion, while also making it easier to descend.|
Davis Path down to Isolation East was fairly dry. A little brushy in a few places (yet others 8 feet wide, go figure). South of there, however, was filled with mud pits (with failed bog bridges more of a liability). Lots to trail creep happening as a result.
Very crowded today...felt like a conga line at times. With the explosive popularity of 4,000 footers, Isolation didn't live up to its name! Chilly above treeline with cool breeze.
Fog did not clear as forecast, so not much to see above 5,000 feet. However, Gulf of Slides and the Rocky Branch valley were gold in color, thanks to the birch already turning. Some reds and oranges showing up in Pinkham Notch as well.
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.