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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Slide Peak, Mt. Isolation, NH
Trails
Trails: Glen Boulder Trail, Davis Path, Isolation Spur, Isolation Trail, Rocky Branch Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, May 27, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Easy parking at 9:00 at Rocky Branch and Glen Ellis  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All crossings on Rocky Branch are high, but with strategy and willingness to look upstream and downstream, hoppable with only wet shoes. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Two patches of significant blowdowns on Isolation trail requiring master-level limbo skills or small re-route. GPS was helpful to assure we were still on-trail.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: Black flies were nasty for the last 2 miles on Rocky Branch 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Significant monorail still left for about 1/3 of a mile in the trees on Glen Boulder before re-emerging into the alpine at the Davis Path juncture. It was not avoidable and quite unstable, so that section is not particularly fun right now. That monorail is rotten to the point where traction is no longer helpful. There‚Äôs also monorail left on Davis Path, but it is less deep and more frequently avoidable. Rocky Branch was its typical wet and occasionally muddy self. Overall, conditions are making Isolation a little more challenging than usual right now on this route, but we still had a blast!  
Name
Name: Cindy 
E-Mail
E-Mail: sophelia761@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-05-28 
Link
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