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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Isolation, NH
Trails
Trails: Rocky Branch Trail, Isolation Trail, Davis Path, Isolation Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, April 12, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Clean and clear.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow - Spring Snow, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Rocky Branch is chock full o' water, so beware during any water crossing. It poured with rain as I was leaving the area, and the day was very warm to boot, so snow/ice bridges may have been weakened.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Two snowshoes wide to the summit.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: I had a lot of problems with snow balling underfoot with my Microspikes, so while snowshoes are not at all required to stay on top of the trail, they didn't have the balling problem. Snow is mashed potatoes throughout, so you'll slide around in various places anyway.

Pretty pictures and more granular notes on my blog.  
Name
Name: Protean Wanderer 
E-Mail
E-Mail: hiker@proteanwanderer.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-04-13 
Link
Link: http://www.proteanwanderer.com/2018/04/13/trip-report-mt-isolation/ 
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