|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Isolation, Dry River Shelter 3, NH|
||Dry River Trail, Isolation Trail, Davis Path, Isolation Spur|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, May 24, 2015|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Dry Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Mud - Significant, Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Small Patches |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Everything in here is passable. The only one that is tough is the one shortly before the shelter (when coming from the south). A submerged rock-hope would be safest, but I went with a long leap, that worked out and kept my feet dry. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||These newly reopened trails are rough. Lots of blowdown, some hard route finding, few blazes. All signs were present where needed. Both the Dry River Trail and Isolation West were navigable with care. Isolation West has some muddy side hills, which will probably require relocation. |
|Lost and Found:
||This was an interesting trip into the Dry River wilderness. I had been concerned about crossings, however, this was for the most part a non-issue. Some soft snow to posthole through on Isolation tr. West. Then stable monorail on Davis Path on the way to the summit. I barebooted everything and was fine. Lots of destruction in this wild area.|
I stayed at the shelter and continued my loop this morning (see next post).
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.