|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Isolation, NH|
||Rocky Branch Trail, bushwhack, Isolation Trail, Davis Path, Isolation Spur|
|Date of Hike:
||Wednesday, April 7, 2021|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush |
||Snowshoes, Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||All water crossings were simple to cross. The big one still had a good snow bridge over it. I expect it to last a few more days. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||She loved the snow! |
|Lost and Found:
||Started early at 6:30am. Heading up was firm and solid where there was snow. Heading down, around 10am, the sun was out and the snow softened significantly, resulting in some post-holing, but not enough for snowshoes in my opinion.|
First 1.5 miles was bare-booted with a combination of dry trail, wet trail and slush. Then it got to be winter conditions with a good monorail. Heading up was fast and easy. The Engine Brook Bushwack was easy to find and easy to follow. It seemed like all the tracks followed this way. The water crossings were easy to hop over. The larger one towards the top had a good solid snow bridge over it. I think it will hold through the weekend. Even if it doesn't, the water levels were not high so I think it's easy to find another crossing if the bridge collapsed.
On the way down the sun was out and the snow softened real quick. I did not put on snowshoes but there were a few spots that I post holed. If it was any later in the day I would have needed to put them on.
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.