Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Slide Peak, Mt. Isolation, NH
Trails: Glen Boulder Trail, Davis Path, Isolation Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, May 14, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Gate was closed but plenty of parking without blocking the gate 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All water crossing were easily crossed with rock hopping or low enough depth to walk across with boots 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Several blow downs/fallen trees most were able to go over/under a couple required quick detours, lots of close quarter branches above Glen Boulder before Slide Peak, some mud holes between N. Isolation and Isolation 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: No bugs yet 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: We started up Glen Boulder trail which was almost completely clear of snow and ice until the last quarter mile before the alpine zone where there were a few patches that were easily traversed without traction and careful foot placement. As mentioned in earlier reports the rocky sections above treeline had no snow or ice and dry rock. The snow has melted off the trees between Glen Boulder and Slide Peak but there's still some significant depth on the trail however we didn't encounter many post holes here. A few scratches from overhanging branches but no major difficulties. The most challenging section of this route due to deteriorating monorail and snow pack was from N. Isolation to Isolation, lots of post holing without much relief. Overall this route took us above 11hrs averaging 1mph vs our normal pace of about 2.5mph.  
Name: AA Wanderer 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-05-15 
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