Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Isolation, NH
Trails: Rocky Branch Trail, bushwhack, Isolation Trail, Davis Path, Isolation Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, February 21, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lot was plowed. Ample parking when I arrived at 6:30, almost full when I left at 1:30 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Mostly bridged, although someone post-holed through in several spots on the big one 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: One smaller dog I passed on descent seemed to be loving it 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: One person before me broke out the bushwhack and parts of Davis Path where it had filled in overnight. Most of the trail was soft powder but it definitely still needs snowshoes! The last steep section going up to the summit was a bit sketchy with the loose powder, but it was doable and probably much better by the time everyone went up (I was #2 for the day).

After three of us went through in snowshoes, it was looking great. But then the barebooters arrived and tore it up. I passed the last group as they were leaving the last birch glade and from there back to RB was decimated with postholes. Even RB had quite a few with bridges knocked apart at water crossings.

Overall a great hike. Hopefully some wind will fill in the holes and fix the trail!  
Name: Alex 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-02-22 
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