Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Isolation, NH
Trails: Rocky Branch Trail, bushwhacks, Davis Path, Isolation Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, April 14, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking lot was empty all day.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The crossing on the ISO bushwhack is almost impassable. Water is moving rapidly and impossible to stay dry. On the shallowest parts was up to mid shin.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Rocky Branch trail is a river right now. As standard with bushwhacks your arms will get scratched up.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: No dogs 
Bugs: No bugs 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: There was a lost dog bowl at the start of the first bushwhack but it was gone by the time I descended.  
Comments: Rocky Branch is a mess. Partially monorail that is unstable, partially a river. The Engine Hill bushwhack requires snowshoes, or else thigh deep post holes that would make it take way too long. Others turned around because they did not have snowshoes. It is very easy to get turned around in the bog, so make sure you are confident in your navigation. The ISO bushwhack is brutal and probably just about done for the winter. The river crossing on it was extremely sketchy, and will only get worse with more snow melt. Submerged up to mid calf in the good spots, and moving extremely fast. Expect wet feet and boots the whole hike. There is no avoiding the breaking snow bridges and river down the middle of the trail.  
Name: Trail Mix 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-04-15 
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