Ascent of Mount Isolation on 2010-09-29

Climber: Brian Harrington

Others in Party:Johnny
Date:Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Isolation
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4003 ft / 1220 m

Ascent Trip Report

Started from Jericho Rd up the Rocky Branch Trail. Nice trail, gradual climb. River crossing were pretty difficult. Water was high and fast, I would recommend bushwacking along the banks to avoid the crossings. Camped just off the Isolation Trail in a signed campsite near the Davis Path junction. Nice spot. I use a two-man Eureka tent, Johnny uses a hammock. Pretty mild night, everything was wet but we were able to get a small fire going for the first time (Its always pouring on us). Next day, got going around 9 and just had a short hike to the summit of Isolation. The rain had started and the clouds and fog made the views non-existant which is too bad because they would have been great. Hiked out via the Davis Path and Stairs Col Trail. The rain turned to a downpour, which turned the trails to rivers. Stairs Col Trail was very steep and slippery. Overall, great hike. Many shelters and camping areas along all the trails, plenty of water.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2903 ft / 884 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2903 ft / 884 m
    Round-Trip Distance:19.1 mi / 30.7 km
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Stream Ford
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Tent Camp
    Nights Spent:1 nights away from roads
    Weather:Raining, Cool, Breezy, Overcast
Sunny Day One, Downpour Day Two
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2903 ft / 884 m
    Distance:9.6 mi / 15.4 km
    Route:Rocky Branch Trail, Isolation Trail, Davis Path
    Start Trailhead:Jericho Rd  1100 ft / 335 m
    Time:8 Hours 0 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2903 ft / 884 m
    Distance:9.5 mi / 15.3 km
    Route:Davis Path, Stairs Col Trail, Rocky Branch Trail
    End Trailhead:Jericho Rd  1100 ft / 335 m
    Time:5 Hours 

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