|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Slide Peak, North Isolation, Mt. Isolation, NH|
||Glen Boulder Trail, Davis Path, Isolation Spur|
|Date of Hike:
||Monday, May 27, 2019|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Glen Ellis Falls/Glen Boulder Trail share a parking lot. It is a USFS fee lot, and it has many deep potholes to drive around. |
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow/Ice - Postholes |
||Snowshoes, Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Easy little streams on Glen Boulder Trail, but there is a lot of water flowing. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Upper Glen Boulder Trail needs extensive brushing. Quite a few blowdowns on both Glen Boulder Trail and, especially, Davis Path. There was hands-and-knees crawling happening. |
|Lost and Found:
||Upper reaches of Glen Boulder Trail still hold a ton of snow in the trees. I barebooted and had pretty good luck with not sinking. Branches in face still. Snow softened up some on my descent later. A bit of route finding here. Above treeline sections snow free.|
On Davis Path from treeline to Isolation Trail (West), I wore snowshoes and was happy I’d schlepped them all the way up there. However, I was the minority: 3 others today did okay sans snowshoes. But it was nice to not worry whether/when I’d sink in up to my thighs. Snow level is anywhere from nonexistent to 4 feet deep in spots. Some navigation definitely required here.
Once on “the regular route” to Iso, trail is straight forward albeit full of rotting snow, rotting bog bridges, and muddy puddles.
I turned around and went back the way I came. 5000 total vert for a 4003 foot mountain. :D
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.