Ascent of Mount Isolation 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:Mount Isolation
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4003 ft / 1220 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. 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:2947 ft / 898 m
    Elevation Loss:4727 ft / 1441 m
    Distance:9.1 mi / 14.6 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Hot, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:663 ft / 202 m
    Extra Loss:440 ft / 134 m
    Distance:3.2 mi / 5.2 km
    Route:Davis Path
    Trailhead:Boot Spur  3780 ft / 1152 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:4287 ft / 1307 m
    Extra Gain:2284 ft / 696 m
    Distance:5.9 mi / 9.5 km
    Route:Glen Boulder Trail
    Trailhead:Glen Ellis Falls  2000 ft / 609 m
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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