Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Isolation, NH
Trails: Rocky Branch Trail, bushwhack, Isolation Trail, Davis Path, Isolation Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Only cars in the huge lot.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: We did just the upper crossing of Rocky Branch. Took a bit of pondering but there was enough rock and solid ice, though deteriorating, that we crossed with relative ease. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Lots of leaners on upper Isolation Trail (east). 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Percy was a happy pup. :) 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Waited until midmorning to begin hiking in order for a.m. showers and drizzle to abate.

Barebooted from parking lot to summit, then back to Rocky Branch Trail. Put spikes on at that point and wore them downhill the next ~1.5 miles until icier sections mostly disappeared. We picked a nice line across the Engine Hill BW, partly following old tracks but diverging from them when they climbed/zigged/zagged needlessly. The little "moose bog" section was wet and spongy but easy enough to skirt. Birch glades spectacular as ever! Blustery and wintry on summit w/limited views this day.

Nice day walking in the woods. Weather was better than expected! Thanks F, C, P, and M!  
Name: Snowflea 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-03-24 
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