Ascent of Mount Isolation on 2014-07-13

Climber: Jeff Swett

Others in Party:solo
Date:Sunday, July 13, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Isolation
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4003 ft / 1220 m

Ascent Trip Report

Hiked up Glen Boulder in swirling clouds and occasional sunshine. Idecided as long as I could see 2 cairns in front and in back of me I was fine. At Davis Path I hiked down to Isolation, at one time turning my GPS on only to realize I was 800 feet higher than my target. I reached the peak at about noon, an hour later than I anticipated, spend about 15 minutes then came back down to Davis path. I did not want to reclimb the trail to Glen Boulder especially since the weather report indicated t-storms for Jackson NH from 1 to 2 pm. I took Isolation East to Rocky Branch, all below tree line and in the trees all the way. The t-storms never appeared but not reclimbing Davis to the Glen Boulder intersection was a great idea. I arrived at the parking lot and thumbed a ride back to my car just as the rain started. A cold Rebel IPA tasted very good. I did see a lot of frogs/toads and one spruce grouse was on the spring trail off Glen Boulder.
Summary Total Data
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Hot, Windy, Overcast
threaten rain

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