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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Isolation, NH
Trails
Trails: Rocky Branch Trail, bushwhack, Isolation Trail, Davis Path, Isolation Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Surprise, I was the only car today. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: I only did the last crossing but it was fine with wet boots. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Nyx was a trooper today. Plenty of water, mud and poop. 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Rocky branch was wet with some water running in the trail. Up past the wilderness sign there was some serious mud. The bushwhack was wet to start but we went up higher then normal and got on one of the best tracks I have followed. Glades and nice wide paths thru the hemlock. Lots of water in trail after BW and leading up to the final crossing. Put on traction soon after and there is frozen stuff nearly all the way to the summit. Looking at the older trip reports, it has hardly changed in 11 days. There was some trap door ice that dropped out as your traveled across. Very exciting for me, scary for Nyx. The isolation spur is really icy but it was warm enough for us to climb. On another day, the first few glades would have been filled with spring beauties. They were closed today. Did see some trillium and yellow violet out down low. You got to need it to head to Iso right now.  
Name
Name: TimC 
E-Mail
E-Mail: tjcharboneau at gmail dot com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-05-04 
Link
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