|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Isolation, NH|
||Rocky Branch Trail, bushwhack, Isolation Trail, Davis Path, Isolation Spur|
|Date of Hike:
||Tuesday, May 12, 2020|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Clear and plentiful....one truck with someone sleeping when I arrived. One car when I got back. |
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Wet/Slippery Rock, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Wet/Sticky, Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Managed yesterday with strategic rock stepping, including submerged rocks, so thanks, waterproof boots! |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Many leaners, but could be due to heavy snow burden. |
|Lost and Found:
||This was a difficult hike for many reasons. See all the other comments about bare ground at the start, but then...|
Tons of snow up higher. There was the occasional track, but I find it hard to believe that someone has been out to Iso lately.
The Engine Hill BW is really high, but I avoided many sink holes/open water, etc, AND it comes out almost by the one necessary water crossing. By the time I came back, most of my tracks had already been filled with blowing snow, so my meandering path will soon disappear anyway.
The Rocky Branch trail from the water crossing to the Davis Path is like a trough with both standing and running water. I managed to trudge alongside it, thanks to a (mostly) supportive crust. But this crust would let loose occasionally making my progress look like that of a drunk.
Davis Path all snow/ice and easy to follow.
I was so exhausted by the time I got home last evening, I didn't even have enough energy to write this report.
||postal patty |
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.