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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Isolation, NH
Trails
Trails: Rocky Branch Trail, bushwhack, Davis Path, Isolation Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, November 22, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at trailhead. Lot empty on arrival 3 vehicles leaving on return. plowed and plenty of room. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The one crossing encountered on the express was low with snow/ice covered rocks to hop on. unfastened pack straps 3 points of contact no issues  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails in super shape. one duck under blowdown just before Isolation spur which soon will be a crawl under. ine duck under one Isolation spur. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: none today 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Beautiful day to hike to one of my favorites and dial in the winter gear. Minimal snow cover on mostly packed trail at upper elevations.Engine Hill BW was broken out for the most part and is a nice track as well as the Iso Express Both routes seemed a bit low so with low snow i was able to take a slightly higher line on both and was all smiles as my route ended at the same point as the lower almost diagonal to the Iso Express. on the express i again took a little higher line and ended up on the other established route. im sure either way was similar mileage. Barebooted till the Isolation Spur than rock spikes to the summit. Wind was spicy at summit but was subsiding. Although snow shoes stayed in trunk they may have been helpful on the Bushwhacks only to pack the trail. Thanks Capn Chris for the recommendation on the sealskin socks in last weeks report. they kept my feet dry!  
Name
Name: scottb  
E-Mail
E-Mail: mainebeefman@gmail.com  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-11-22 
Link
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