Ascent of Boott Spur on 2010-07-17

Climber: Matthew Nelson

Others in Party:Kiersten Owens
Leslie Mullen
Date:Saturday, July 17, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Boott Spur
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:5492 ft / 1673 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was a pretty rough hike. It started pretty well, if a little bit slow. The trudge up Boott Spur was fine, and the first overlook into Tuckerman's Ravine was fantastic, possibly my favorite view of the day. We stopped to have a snack at the summit of Boott Spur before heading on to Isolation. The ascent of Isolation was actually quite easy. We had lunch at the summit and were visited by 2 very friendly Grey Jays and snapped a couple pictures of them sitting on our hands.

We ascended back up Boott Spur to the Glen Boulder trail. Somehow I hurt my knee and descending was quite painful. Our descent was quite slow, so it took a long time to get down. Glen Boulder trail had some great views into the ravine. I loved the upper section where for a short while you are walking just on the North side of the ridge, and the vegetation is low greenery (about 1ft tall) and so you have a very exposed view down into the ravine; that kind of perspective is my favorite and the reason that I hike. The lower section of the trail wasn't anything to write home about. It was nice to cross the stream and get to cool off a little bit, and we were all very happy to reach the car.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3461 ft / 1054 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:3461 ft / 1054 m
    Distance:3.9 mi / 6.3 km
    Route:Boott Spur Trail
    Trailhead:Glen Ellis Falls  2031 ft / 619 m
    Time Up:3 Hours 11 Minutes
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Mt Isolation 7-17-2010

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Boott Spur2010-07-17 a
2Montalban Ridge-North Peak2010-07-17 b
3Mount Isolation2010-07-17 c
4Slide Peak2010-07-17 d
5Glen Boulder2010-07-17 e
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Matthew Nelson
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