Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Isolation, NH
Trails: Rocky Branch Trail, bushwhacks, Isolation Trail, Davis Path, Isolation Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, November 19, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: We crossed what we thought was the last crossing and realized we were wrong… no issues on the last crossing and no issues on iso express crossing 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Well any maintenance would be nice on these trails. Water bars that worked, or bog bridges so the mud isn’t making everyone walk around it, or re-routing an erroded trail would be something.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw none but could have 
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Lost nothing and found nothing 
Comments: Well we went for iso today and knew it would be a mess for rocky branch because we feel the need to keep the very wet trails like that forever it seems. We got to engine hill whack and we went for it. It was a little wet in the beginning but not terrible after that. We went off our old winter tracks and popped out nicely to hit the crossing we didn’t know we didn’t need by old shelter #3. We crossed back and took the spur .1 around. We continued on and put our spikes on as ice was starting to become significant. We crossed the river with no issues and headed up the water way we like to call a trail. Went we got higher it started to freeze more which was helpful foe the normal amount of mud that is on the trail. We hit the camp spots and took the short cut through the end to Davis path. Thankfully the mud here was frozen so we could walk like you should on a trail. Made it to the summit where it was quite windy and headed back down. We took a shot for the iso express as I did that 2 times in the winter and could see a herd path that way. I used my gps most of the time and just picked a good line jumping on and off some old prints and old paths. We hit the water crossed and had no issues. Went back up to the trail and soon after went for the engine hill whack again. I think it went a little smoother this time. We took spikes off before we went up this whack. We headed back down the trail and too the lot with no mishaps with all the leaves and loose rocks on trail. Iso thankfully done for November!  
Name: Danielle, Monkey, Scott, Lisa 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-11-19 
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