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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Isolation (attempt), NH
Trails
Trails: Rocky Branch Trail, Isolation Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, May 18, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: all good 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Water levels were high today, but not terrible. We were unable/unwilling to attempt the water crossings, so bushwhacked along the river until we merged with the Engine Hill bushwhack. Several of us turned back, but we know of 1 group that successfully crossed at the final crossing. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: There is going to be a lot of debris clearing this year 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: 2 extremely happy Brittany spaniels loved the day 
Bugs
Bugs: black flies found us in the parking lot, but not on the trail 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: tough conditions today. Monorail was virtually non-existent and snow was generally rotten. Constant postholing through undermined snow, and no, snowshoes wouldn't have helped. Spikes weren't needed, as there was nothing to grip. Water running through the trail as usual, but we broke through snow in sections into deep standing water. We turned back about 2 miles from the summit, but Mark, Leah, Jason, and another woman successfully summitted. Bring dry clothes and lots of patience.  
Name
Name: mtnlady 
E-Mail
E-Mail: mtnlady61@hotmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-05-18 
Link
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