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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: Saturday, February 6, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Almost full at 9:30, lots of X-C skiers. Half-full at 2:50.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Unpacked Powder 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The river is totally solid & easy. Don't forget the flat part of Rocky Branch and the Engine Hill bushwhack are marshy areas. There is a lot of standing water & little rivulets waiting under the snow! Bare booters beware, you may get wet at ANY time. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Just the "usual" blowdowns from last year and getting mauled by branches on the bushwhack. I broke off about 6 dead head-high branches so anyone over 6' will not get an eye poked out.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: None today 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: I won't write a lot today! (mild applause) Snowshoes on from start to finish. Beautiful snow conditions, saw 16 others today all in snowshoes. Despite all our effort, the trail is still NOT firm enough for just spikes or boots! The entire hike took me 5:20 and I owe the super-fast conditions to Eric H and gang who broke it on 2/4 and all the others ahead of me today. Piece of cake thanks to them! The summit was clear & beautiful with a fantastic view looking out over Dry River valley up to the Rockpile. Too bad my phone died so no pics. On the way out there was a fabulous snow-globe snow from the camp to the end of the bushwhack that dropped 1" of fresh powder. This was #35 in my quest for the solo single-season Winter 48. See you out there!  
Name
Name: Bob H 
E-Mail
E-Mail: hynoskyb@aol.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-02-06 
Link
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