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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Isolation, NH
Trails
Trails: Rocky Branch Trail, Isolation Trail, Davis Path, Isolation Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, June 25, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking is in fine shape.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Yes. There are water crossings. Getting across Rocky Branch right now isn't bad. The first (widest) crossing is probably the most likely to leave you with wet feet. The fifth is almost entirely forgettable. All the drainages are stuff you'll step over without a second thought.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: There's one blow-down that's neither high enough to duck under easily, nor low enough to step over easily. Apart from that, the blow-downs have been managed for the most part. Puncheon (bog bridge) on Isolation and Davis Path are merrily rotting away into oblivion. Most of it is serviceable but all of it needs replacing fairly soon. Besides that, what few blazes exist are visible, cairns as well, and signage is in good repair and very legible.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: They existed, but somehow, didn't feel like a huge issue. Maybe it was my bug juice, maybe it was the fairly large number of toads I counted.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: This one still remains as difficult as I've come to know and remember it. At the same time, the views from the top remain at least as epic. So it's worth doing at least a few more times.

Pictures and a more detailed write-up are on my blog, as always.  
Name
Name: Protean Wanderer 
E-Mail
E-Mail: hiker@proteanwanderer.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-06-25 
Link
Link: http://www.proteanwanderer.com/2020/06/26/trip-report-starting-summer-on-mt-isolation/ 
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