|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Isolation, NH|
||Rocky Branch Trail, bushwhack, Isolation Trail, Davis Path, Isolation Spur|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, February 21, 2021|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Lot was plowed. Ample parking when I arrived at 6:30, almost full when I left at 1:30 |
||Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Postholes |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Mostly bridged, although someone post-holed through in several spots on the big one |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||One smaller dog I passed on descent seemed to be loving it |
|Lost and Found:
||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!
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.