|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Isolation, NH|
||Rocky Branch Trail, bushwhack, Isolation Trail, Davis Path, Isolation Spur|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, December 5, 2021|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts, Snow - Wet/Sticky |
||Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Avoided all major crossings except for the last which was an easy hop. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
|Lost and Found:
||Plan B (or C?) hike for me today. For the second consecutive Sunday I ended up doing Isolation, certainly not planning on continuing the streak going forward.|
Just to comment further on EH, the path taken by the first hikers today was the lower one that puts you into some nasty thick stuff and dumps out in the low 2900ft range. Sadly the others followed suit including myself, by the time I realized it kept dropping I was already committed and thinking "how bad can it really be? Well the answer was "horrible". Hopefully any precipitation we get tomorrow covers up all evidence of this track and it never reemerges again.
The path I laid last Sunday went higher into the glades at about 3,280ft, climbed a bit more then stuck around 3,200ft before, then dropped into easy woods before dumping out at 3,120ft. On the way out there were fresh tracks at 3,200ft, this shortly joins my track from last week and is a much better option. This ended up climbing much higher throught the birches however and looked to enter some thicker woods, myself and another hiker stuck to my previous week's path which was more open. There are now multiple tracks in the birches that intersect at different times.
I was hoping to do Iso Express but the due to last nights snow the previous tracks from Philip then H-L were faint. As of noon nobody went up or down this whack.
||Kyle L |
||kjlanctot gmail |
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.