Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Madison, Mt. Adams, Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Clay, Mt. Washington, Boott Spur, Mt. Isolation, NH
Trails: Valley Way, Brookside Trail, Watson Path, Osgood Trail, Gulfside, Airline, Lowes Path, Jefferson Loop, Clay Loop, Trinity Heights Connector, Crawford Path, Davis Path, Boott Spur Trail, Isolation Spur, Isolation Trail, bushwhack, Rocky Branch Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Dropped off at Appalachia 3 other vehicles on arrival. picked up at Rocky Branch. 4 vehicles there 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow/Ice - Postholes, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All crossable easily with rock hopping 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: a few blowdowns noticed on Brookside nothing major. i think a sign is missing at Watson Path/Pine Link intersection. many blowdowns on Davis Path and several on Rocky Branch trail 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: just one friendly well behaved dog while descending Mt Washington 
Bugs: black flies,spiders,bees. did not use spray until summit of Mt Isolation.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Excellent day for these peaks and to hike Brookside Trail and Watson Path for the first time. Very little remaining snow throughout. Descending Davis Path towards Isolation does have some remaining rotten monorail in spots which is mostly avoidable. Davis Path is quite muddy and Isolation Trail East is a flowing stream in spots.The one water crossing on ITE was no issue at all. I took the Engine Hill Bushwhack following the 3200+ ft contour and until the end avoided any mucky spots.Alpine flowers are just starting to bloom and are stunning. it was nice chatting with the few on the trails today including the hiker on Isolation nearing completion of the 48 as,well as the two backpackers i met while descending Mt Isolation. i hope the black flies didnt carry you away!🙂
Name: scottb 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-05-25 
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