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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Isolation, Owl's Head, NH
Trails
Trails: Glen Boulder Trail, Davis Path, Notchland Inn Trail, Nancy Pond Trail, Carrigain Notch Trail, Wilderness Trail, Bondcliff Trail, Franconia Brook Trail, Lincoln Brook Trail, Owl's Head Path, Lincoln Woods Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, June 6, 2015
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lincoln Woods has a $3 daily fee 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All water crossings were low. If you went up or down stream you could find a spot to rock hop with dry boots, or you could just cross and get your boots wet on submerged rocks. Until next significant rain water currents and water levels are low. I did cross where the old suspension bridge over the east branch used to be, that one was a little trickier, but not too bad, I had to wade for a couple of feet between my knees and waist. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Lots of water for dogs on most of these trails 
Bugs
Bugs: They are definitely out but I wasn't bitten too badly. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Some parts of the Davis Path between Mount Davis and Stairs are a muddy mess and very narrow. There are two mini cols between these two peaks where the trail is not obvious and there are boot prints and herd paths going in a few different directions. If going north to south when you drop down to these muddy spots the trail veers right. If you find yourself heading east at these spots (in the direction of Route 16) you're going the wrong way! Nancy Pond, Carrigain Notch, and Wilderness trails are easy to follow and the water crossings are in good shape (see above). I took the closed section of the Wilderness Trail to the Black Brook which was still easy to follow. Lower Bondcliff, Franconia Brook, and Lincoln Brook Trails are muddy in spots but in decent shape, water crossings relatively easy too. Owl's Head Path has options for the slide, there is a beaten path to the right about half way up you can take if you don't like the slide. Slide was dry in most places over the broke slab but was very loose at the bottom. Once gaining the ridge there's a decent herd path past the old to the new summit.

Ended up being a great one day adventure from Pinkham Notch to the Kanc. HUGE thanks to my GF Whitney, AKA Tip-Toe, for the car spot the day before and the ride to Pinkham before sunrise :)  
Name
Name: Chris 
E-Mail
E-Mail: cdailey@hpearce.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2015-06-08 
Link
Link: http://dailey7779.blogspot.com/2015/06/i-2-o-isolation-to-owls-head-in-day.html 
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