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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: Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Besides our vehicles none on arrival 4 on return. Plenty of room 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The one crossing is still solidly ice and snow bridged. Water is low flow today 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails overall in great shape. There are 7 blowdowns from the start of RBT to Wilderness Sign. Most are small easy stepovers as well as two larger birch blowdowns.From Wilderness Sign to Engine Hill Bushwhack there are 3 blowdowns 2 of which are for tree tops in the trail. Easy walk around.Isolation trail and Davis Path have a few more duck/step unders. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: 1 happy doggo 
Bugs
Bugs: A few flying insects  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Great spring trail conditions to hike Mt Isolation with a fellow Gridder. On and off monorail beginning approx 3/4 mile in gradually becoming solid and consistent at upper elevations. There was about 1/2" new powder up to EHB. At that point new snowfall ranged from 2-6" of powder with some decent drifts on Davis Path.We were able to bareboot to the Isolation Spur which was heavily drifted and switched to snowshoes to the summit which stayed on for the hike until approximately a mile below Wilderness Sign. The Engine Hill Bushwhack was meandering and somewhat hard to follow with new snowfall. We tried staying on the 3200 contour for the most part and on return we forked left slightly to avoid an unnecessary dogleg. It was nice briefly chatting with the small group we met on the bushwhack. While conditions are optimal, highly recommend snowshoes on the pack for this hike 563/576  
Name
Name: scottb 
E-Mail
E-Mail: Mainebeefman@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-04-06 
Link
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