|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Isolation, NH|
||Rocky Branch Trail, bushwhack, Isolation Trail, bushwhack, Davis Path, Isolation Spur|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, April 14, 2019|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Lots of space |
||Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||As noted from yesterday’s post: some snow bridges are stable, some are not, some are nonexistent. Water crossing were pretty easy but the snow bridge over that last, big crossing started to Collapse on our way down. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Really could use more blaises. |
|Lost and Found:
||LOST: Fiskars retractable saw on upper elevation of Davis Path, Isolation Spur or the summit. Has been on lots of hikes and will be sorely missed. Please email if you find. Thanks! ||
||Our small group started out with 2 on snowshoes and one with Hillsounds. Within 1.3 miles, we were all in snowshoes for the rest of the day. The monorail is tough to stay on and woe is one who misplaced|
a step. Mashed potato spring snow with tons of spruce branches to plow through. Long sleeves and protective glasses are Highly recommended. Despite a report that someone was on the trail yesterday, we saw no fresh tracts at the BW. In fact, we were completely on our own within a few feet of entering the BW. Fortunately, I had a GAIA track from previous hikes so we quickly negotiated our way. We had no trouble following Rocky Branch up but, somehow after rejoining RBT at Engine Hill BW, we took a wrong turn on the descent by following a set of Tracks and ended up a bit right of the trail. No problem as the tracks eventually rejoined RBT.
A tough but successful day. Thank you Guy & Dot & it was a pleasure to meet up with Rick L on the trail and hike together.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.