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: Friday, March 12, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Just me today 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few blowdowns easy tp climb over or go around 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: This was a day for snowshoes. I used spikes coming off the summit only. Rocky Branch started out firm and frozen at 8 am and could have been spiked for the first mile or two. Beyond that the trail was less consolidated and softened. The Engine Hill Bushwack was less consolidated also. It was postholed sporadically previously by boots and snowshoes but was still firm in the early morning. Isolation Trail was a mix of frozen trailbed, emerging monorail and soft trailbed. The summit winds were relatively tame at 11 am and less then predicted. All of the trails had softened considerably by noon and I postholed on occasion even with snowshoes on the bushwack and Rocky Branch. Everything should freeze and might be spikable over the weekend and Monday. I'd recommend using snowshoes on the bushwack though. By Tuesday when it warms, spikes won't cut it. The trailbeds are too unconsolidated to support any weight when the temps go above freezing.  
Name: Hiker__Dad 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-03-12 
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