Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Isolation, NH
Trails: Rocky Branch Trail, Isolation Trail, Davis Path, Isolation Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, June 11, 2024
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking at the North Rocky Branch trailhead today.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The one required crossing is very rock-hoppable even for my 5'2" height.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A couple of duck-unders and several step-overs. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw three 
Bugs: Started early hoping to reduce exposure to these but they were a non-issue today. Too cool and shady?  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Two sun hats on the park sign located after the initial trail sign at start.  
Comments: I got an early start and only saw two other solo hikers today, one going up and another coming down. I did not try the Engine Hill bushwhack but I did 'schwack the corner off where Rocky Branch meets Isolation Trail. I would not recommend this without some type of navigation as I lost the visible trail in both directions. GPS showed total mileage at 12.8 with this schwack. Trail has reputation of water with rock hopping and there was plenty of that today. Rocks were not submerged so there always seemed to be something to step on, plenty of opportunity for slipping. A few areas of muddiness that I found my way around. I crossed the Rocky Branch Brook a couple more times than necessary (there was a cairn on the other side of the brook near a designated tent site location.  
Name: KittE 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2024-06-11 
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