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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: Sunday, May 27, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: plenty  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: We only did the 5th water crossing (no issues) although I almost went for a dunk, it was easily crossed by rock hopping.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: some gnarly blow-downs near the tent sites 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Nala loved the mud. Great trail for conditioned hiking dogs that like mud and water. 
Bugs
Bugs: light wind at the summit kept the bugs away, most noticeable bugs were below 3000 feet 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Rocky Branch Trail was in decent shape and not as much standing water as I expected.

At the mark on the tree (T) we made a b line on the EH bushwhack staying at 3120 - 3160 elevation where we could avoid most water and mucky wet areas but the plant growth is young and this season is dryer than most so that helped.

We spilled out of the bushwhack onto the Iso Trail at around 3160' and went to the 3rd water crossing where we continued to the herd path (avoiding #3-4 water crossing)

One small monorail left on the Davis Path and one large rotting patch of snow, a few steps through it - no spikes needed Yayyy

Excellent day out! Fun time with Al, Elizabeth and Tara. Lots of people out. Congrats to my friend Al Parzych with only a few hikes left to complete his NH48 Grid 571/576 (after hiking the 3 Carters this morning)  
Name
Name: Rachel 
E-Mail
E-Mail: ball one three one one at yahoo dot com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-05-28 
Link
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