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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Isolation (attempt), NH
Trails
Trails: Rocky Branch Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Above 2,500' the trail was flooded with moving water. Basically a creek. Rocky Branch Creek was not passable easily. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Easy going up to about 2,500'. After that, monorail snow and a lot of postholing in wider swaths of snow, sometimes into running water. From 2,500 to Rocky Branch Creek, the trail is basically a stream for about 60% of the way. I averaged about 1 mile/hour. Slow going. Rocky Branch Creek was very flooded and probably impasable, at least to a solo hiker. You could probably do a team crossing in spots. Where the trail meets the creek there was a downed tree spanning the creek. Maybe a chance to shuffle across that but with caution.  
Name
Name: quitney01 
E-Mail
E-Mail: quitney01@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2015-05-07 
Link
Link: https:// 
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