Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Isolation, NH
Trails: Rocky Branch Trail, bushwhack, Isolation Trail, herd path, Davis Path, Isolation Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, May 30, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The fifth and final crossing was a rock-hop, but some of the steps are large. Trekking poles will come in handy if you are unsure of your balance. My route avoided the first 4 crossings, so can't comment of those. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: All trails are in good condition. The section of Isolation Trail just below Davis Path has seen a lot of blow-downs in the past year. Trail crews have done an excellent job removing the worst of them. The remainders are insignificant, easy step-overs. They'll rot away in due time.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: Early in the day the mosquitos and black flies were just a nuisance and were biting only when I was not moving. But they became more aggressive as the day wore on, and multiple applications of repellent were necessary on the descent. Netting would not have been overkill.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Another beautiful day in the mountains, with beautiful weather, and great views from the summit. Trails conditions were typical for these trails at this time of year. Rocky Branch and Isolation had standing/running water in the usual spots, and Davis Path had the usual large muddy sections. Some of the mud was deep enough that it could have over-topped my medium-height boots. Be sure to probe with your poles before plowing ahead.

Many wildflowers were past their peak, but some were still around. Trout Lillies were done blooming, and Trillium (both Painted and Red) were still in full bloom only at the higher elevations. Clintonia (Corn-Lilly) were in bloom, as were Starflowers, Gold Thread, and Marsh Blue Violet.  
Name: Tom Harris 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-05-31 
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