Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Isolation, Engine Hill - South Peak, NH
Trails: Rocky Branch Trail, bushwhacks, Isolation Trail, Davis Path, Isolation Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, February 20, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Only me @ 630. Only five or so mid-afternoon 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Bridged or easy step over 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Very deep snow. Walking in the trees. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: One dog out today 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: None 
Comments: A great big thank you to the group that broke out the trails to Iso. They stepped in several traps over drainages that were over their heads. The track was not on traditional routes but it is a good track and it was broken out:) I commented to a couple that all the blazes are below the snow line. They said they were up on Iso before the last two storms and the blazes were already out of sight. I wore spikes from the start to Iso then back to the start of the Engine Hill BW. I put on shoes then whacked to Engine Hill S. The woods are a bit thick for a few tenths of a mile then opened up some. I was not sure where the recognized high point was so I offset to the W. I hit the ridge high then headed E over bumps that kept getting higher. I got to the high point and could not find the canister. It must be under the snow. The woods appeared to be very open to the NE so I headed for the trail in that direction. I hit RBT more to the E than I intended. If you want Engine Hill S hike up to the wilderness boundary then head SW until you cut my track. You will have open woods to the top.  
Name: Bill Cronin 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-02-20 
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