|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Isolation, NH|
||Rocky Branch Trail, bushwhack, Isolation Trail, Davis Path, Isolation Spur|
|Date of Hike:
||Monday, November 29, 2021|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Road clear. |
||Dry Trail, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow - Drifts, Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Postholes |
||Snowshoes, Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Doable, took the bushwack to avoid the major crossing. Leaves one rock hoppable crossing, if you have poles bring them to test the ice you’re going to step on it’s a long hike with wet feet. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Handful of trees down, most not that big of a deal. Major tree down at the beginning of the bushwack. |
||Saw lots of paw prints but no puppers today. |
|Lost and Found:
||Was a gorgeous Monday on the trail. I was able to get to the summit cone with just a tshirt on! |
Trail is nice and easygoing with minimal snow until about 2800-3000ft, we barebooted until getting onto Isolation trail, wasn’t necessary but helped get us moving faster. Kept spikes on for majority of the hike until the Presidential dry wilderness sign.
*Engine hill bushwack: we had intentions of following the bushwack that follows the 33-3400ft contour, but the packed down path caused us to take an interesting route. The bushwack was easy to follow but not the “normal” route that is packed out by spring time. Proceed with caution get ready to get smacked, whacked, and stabbed by sticks. Following this route it has you weave between 3050-3100ft contours, and spits you out at the lowest bushwack start on isolation trail.*
Isolation trail was nicely packed out, as well as Davis path. Both had minimal ice, all easily climbed over with spikes. Drifts really started to take place on Davis path, snowshoes will probably be good to carry after the next snowfall or two just to pack it evenly. Summit spur wasn’t that icy, again spikes will be sufficient for the time being.
||Riley M |
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.