New Hampshire
Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Isolation , NH
Trails: Rocky Branch Trail, bushwhack, Isolation Trail, Davis Path, Isolation Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, December 26, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lotsa room, plowed. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Upper RB crossing: Snowbridge looked a tad thin in the middle but supported 200+ lbs. today! 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Thanks to the Isolation Trail blowdown clearers! 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: There are lots of wet spots still, so watch doggy pads for stickage/snowballing. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Thanks to all the hikers in the previous 3 days who broke out the Engine Hill bushwhack. Current route is 1.25 miles trail to trail, well packed, and does some interesting zig-zagging w/ nice views of Isolation on the northern end. :) Always fun to experience different routes on Engine Hill; the birch glades are so beautiful that it's hard to go "wrong" IMO.

We encountered 7 hikers, all but 2 who were in snowshoes. Snowshoes are still the way to go, especially with new snow in the forecast. (We did 'spike/bareboot RBT to/from almost the height of land.)

On the summit we were treated to hardly a breeze and the stunning vista of WHITE Presi's against a steely gray sky, the perfect setting to celebrate the finish of the Calendar Year Grid with a small bottle of Veuve Clicquot. Will post some sort of summary on blog in a few days; until then, have a bit more hiking to do before New Years!

Name: Snowflea and Fancypants 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-12-27 
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