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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Isolation, NH
Trails
Trails: Rocky Branch Trail, bushwhack, Isolation Trail, Davis Path, Isolation Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, January 7, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Had to walk 50’ upriver to cross the biggest river 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few blowdowns  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Orange hat up near Engine Hill Bushwack 
 
Comments
Comments: Wore microspikes, snowshoes would have been the better option. Broke trail early, a few inches of fresh snow for first half. Missed the Engine Hill Bushwack going up, got very wet with breakable ice. Bushwacked further down trail. 5” of fresh drier powder up higher. Microspikes kept snowballing due to sticky snow, it’s miserable! Lots of fragile ice with streams under for much of the hike. Two women were kind enough to snowshoe up and break the Engine Hill Bushwack making an easier trek back. Not an enjoyable trail as a whole!  
Name
Name: Scott 
E-Mail
E-Mail: wstrafton@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-01-07 
Link
Link: http:// 
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