|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Isolation, NH|
||Rocky Branch Trail, bushwhack, Isolation Trail, Davis Path, Isolation Spur|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, March 6, 2021|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||The lot was pretty much full! Also, the local police circled through as we finished our hike. A welcome sight. |
||Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Postholes |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||All were easily crossed (particularly with the bushwhack). Just be careful with footing—it’s easy to slip off the side of some of the narrower crossings. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Lots of blow downs and deadfall after last weeks high winds. |
||All frozen. |
|Lost and Found:
||The forecast was for a crazy cold day with windchill. But it ended up being very comfortable, with some chilly wind only at the summit. What a great day to be out, and a great day for RJ to bag #48. Congrats!|
The trail is in great shape. It’s mostly loose powder, making snowshoes a very appreciated commodity. There was one or two folks out barebooting, but I did not envy them. The bushwhack is well tracked. About half way through, it splits left and right. We opted for right on the way up, and the other option on the way back. I think the right (higher) option is the best choice on your way up—it hugs the contour line more closely. The rest of the way to the summit is clear sailing.
For those considering Glen Boulder, it appeared to be minimally tracked on our way up (based solely on the Davis Path intersection). On our way down, it looked more tracked out. Don’t take my word for it, but it appeared to have seen some recent traffic.
||TomB & RJ |
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.