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, April 6, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lots of space there. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Blue, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow - Spring Snow 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Did just upper crossing of Rocky Branch. Wore spikes for icy rocks and sketchy ice chunk which supported my weight class this day. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: 4-5 bigger blowdowns on Rocky Branch Trail. Usual blowdowns on Isolation Trail, plus a couple new ones, two of which are crawl unders.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: First mile or so was dry, then increasing ice/snow but plenty of rocks and dry ground to step on. Barebooted all the way up RBT and the bushwhack. Didn't put on spikes until river crossing and wore them to summit and back. Engine Hill BW requires navigating--no tracks to follow right now, and mine will disappear with the forecasted rain/snow. I chose different routes coming and going just to explore in there a bit. Birch groves never fail to awe. Isolation Trail and Davis Path were in great shape: 2-4" new snow (from Monday) over smooth, packed trail, sometimes a bit icy but not terribly so.

All in all surprisingly good conditions on Isolation right now. The icing on the cake was seeing a big moose and some fresh bear tracks early this morning!  
Name: Snowflea 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-04-06 
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