Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Isolation, NH
Trails: Rocky Branch Trail, Isolation Trail, herd path, Davis Path, Isolation Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, June 26, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lot was nearly empty when we arrived, saw about 20 to 30 people total all day. Road seemed fine. Route 16 just south of the trailhead had a bridge with one way traffic and a traffic light controlling it. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: For Rocky Branch River: #1 tough to avoid a wet foot. #2 and #5 not bad. Bypassed #3 and #4 using the bushwhack/herd path -- hardly seems worth crossing, they're so close together. Everything else is a simple step over. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One blowdown near the tentsite on Isolation Trail approaching Davis Path is about stomach level and makes for difficult navigation. A lot of muddy areas could be done better. Two long sections of water amd mud from Rocky Branch Ridge to Davis Path were slow going. Bog bridges over mud were not in great shape. Maybe a half dozen small blowdowns were easily stepped over.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw a few, they seemed more than up to the challenge. 
Bugs: Mosquitoes were common, but Off was enough to keep them off as long as it was reapplied periodically. Only a couple places were really swarmy. Lots of then are definitely lurking near the trail as I discovered on a "bio break." 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: What a hike, and what a view! Other than the wet and muddy sections, I liked these trails a lot, especially the lower half of Rocky Branch before all the muck.  
Name: The Ridge Warrior 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-06-28 
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