Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Isolation, NH
Trails: Rocky Branch Trail, bushwhack, Isolation Trail, bushwhack, Davis Path, Isolation Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, February 10, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Rocky Branch lot is plowed and mostly ice - however I was able to get in and out easily enough in my Hyundai Elantra (with snow tires). 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No issues at the larger one on Isolation Trail. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails are in good shape.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw a couple...good to see Pepper again! 
Bugs: None. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nothing. 
Comments: Trails and Engine Hill whack are well tracked and hard packed. The Iso-Davis shortcut seemed to be just a touch softer but still supportive. I took snowshoes mainly for the Engine Hill whack but ditched them in the woods on Isolation Trail when it became apparent they weren't needed. Wore Microspikes the entire day without regret. Staying on the center line was key - taking a step off to the side pretty much guaranteed punching through.

Skies were blue, sun was high but the winds made for a short summit stay. Good views from the elevated Davis Path also. I saw maybe 10-12 others out there today. Nice chatting with John in the birch glades and again in the lot.  
Name: HMJ 
E-Mail: trailsntrees(at)gmail(dot)com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-02-10 
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