Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Isolation, NH
Trails: Rocky Branch Trail, Isolation Trail, Davis Path, Isolation Spur, bushwhacks
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, May 18, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: One truck when we started, one different car when we finished. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Third crossing going out, water is running strong, not rock hoppable, we used water shoes, wicked cold. Took Iso Express back. That water crossing is rock hoppable. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: No dogs, nor two leggeds today. 
Bugs: Some pesky gnats in the afternoon. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: A nice day today. Cold start with some winds in the morning and strong winds on the summit, but things warmed up and the winds died down. We saw trillium and some other flowers in bloom. No need for traction today, spikes went for a ride. Some dry areas at the bottom and the very top, but mostly wet, slop, goop, mush, puddles, unstable snow elsewhere. We rock hopped the trail in many places and took advantage of the many puddle bypasses. Having lost some confidence in my tracker on the Engine Hill bushwack, I chose to forgo the Iso Express and head up the Isolation trail. I chose poorly. The water crossing was running pretty strong and beyond the crossing was liquid trail streaming toward us for about 1/2 a mile. We happened upon a fork in the trail both flowing pretty strongly down toward us and did chose the right fork. Then we hit unstable snow but were able to rock hop some and also travel along the side of it. The trail dried up for a bit then we hit some stable monorail. The spur to the top was clear and dry. We returned via Iso Express(ish) which was friendlier trail but took some diligence to track. Congrats to Pam on her 500th grid peak. She earned this one.  
Name: Dave D 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-05-18 
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