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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Isolation, NH
Trails
Trails: Rocky Branch Trail, bushwhack, Isolation Trail, Davis Path, Isolation Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, March 14, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Wet/Sticky 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Only crossed the rocky branch once and that was a 2 foot thick snow bridge 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Isolation was conquered! 12.5 hour slog. 8 hours of which was thru mash potato snow that relentlessly stuck to our snow shoes. The trail was broken to the start of the engine hill bushwhack then it was a track of just one hiker. We read about his adventure thru the bwhack to the isolation trail east trail. Thank u to that hiker! He did a terrific track thru bwhack. He turned back at isolation east trail. We broke trail to cross the rocky branch river just once, the final crossing. On the Davis path there were thick balsams to push thru at times. .2 from the summit we left our backpacks. The final 6’ foot climb to the peak was dicey. The wet snow on the dry snow was slippery. At the summit we were quite happy!! It took 8 hours to reach it. The way back the snow was less clumpy though still a slog. We reached the car at 8:30 so it was 5 hours back. Tough conditions. Though we were still happy.  
Name
Name: Greenleaf, Rich Gambale 
E-Mail
E-Mail: Richg@greenleafstreeservice.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-03-15 
Link
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