|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Isolation, NH|
||Rocky Branch Trail, bushwhack, Isolation Trail, Davis Path, Isolation Spur|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, February 13, 2021|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Drifts |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Water crossing is bridged. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Cleared a handful of blowdowns. |
||Cooper, Cole, Piper, and Loki - to name a few. |
|Lost and Found:
||Found a single light traction on Davis Path (black -not Kahtoola or Hillsound). Put it on the trail sign at the parking lot. ||
||What a great day to get out to Isolation. Neither as cold nor as windy as forecasted, with blue skies in the morning and excellent views. |
The trail has a solid base, but was filled with drifting snow in many places first thing in the morning. I lost the established track on the Engine Hill Bushwhack and ended up taking a slightly lower (downhill) line through the birch glades. I eventually redirected uphill a bit and merged back with the established track. On the way back I was able to locate the section I missed, and took that on the way out, so the track splits at one point but eventually merges, i.e. either will get you there.
There were 20-25 people on the trail today, almost all using snowshoes (amazing, right?), and by the descent the trail was in great shape, including that new section of the ENBW.
Nice to meet and talk with so many familiar faces today.
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.