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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: Saturday, January 25, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lot plowed, no issues 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Wet/Sticky, Mud - Significant, Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All water crossings are firmly bridged  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few blowdowns, nothing of note (that's on a trail) Several blowdowns on "Davis Express" whack 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: One doggo out and was obviously having a great time 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: nothing lost nothing found 
 
Comments
Comments: Car to summit is a highway. Snowshoes car to car but several bare booters out chopping it up and postholing in warm temps.

I will disagree with those who posted about 'going the high road' on this, unless you want zero effort, no views and just getting the summit. I was solo and unable to break the entire engine hill whack, but the current 'high road' is garbage and completely avoids the allure of the whack - the glades. On the way to Isolation its a breeze, it follows the 3300 contour (too high) and trends downhill. On the way back, you're climbing uphill the entire time. There is a trough that goes the 'good' way through the glades and just needs to be rebroken/minor reroute with a crew.

 
Name
Name: The Teal Goat 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-01-25 
Link
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