Hike: Mount Isolation (Advanced)

Hike: Mount Isolation #[masked]ft (Advanced)

Elevation Gain: Approximately 5050 feet
Difficulty Level: Advanced
Time: 8:30 hours (Book Time)

Total Distance: 12.2 miles

Hike Description: The group will climb Mount Isolation at 4004 feet of elevation. The hike begins at the Glen Boulder Trailhead. The Glen Boulder trail intersects with the Davis Path which leads to the summit of Mount Isolation. We return by the same set of trails, as the Isoluationa and Rocky Trails are still closed due to Hurrican Irene damage. This is a very advanced hike, considering both the total elevation gain and the hike time, participants are required to have recently completed multiple advanced hikes.

This hike will be limited to 10 people, but everyone is waitlisted so I can ensure you have the necessary skill required for this hike.

Directions: Take Route 16 North to the south end of the parking area for Glen Ellis Falls on the west side of NH 16, 0.7 miles south of the AMC Pinkham Notch Camp.

Weather: A weather decision will be made by 9:00 PM on the day before the hike! If the hike is cancelled I will post a message on this page and also send an e-mail to the address you have on file with Meetup so please check before you depart.

Equipment:  Hikers should bring ample water and food for a full day of hiking. Waterproof rain jacket (with hood). Fleece Jacket & Hat. Headlamp with extra batteries.

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Be Warned!

Mountaineering, Skiing – Alpine or Back Country, Rock & Ice Climbing by its very nature is an extremely hazardous activity.

Falling off any part of an climbing route or bouldering challenge or other associated activities, even hiking to a destination may result in injury or death. Weather, Trail conditions be it a slip on a trail or falling objects like rocks, climbing gear or tree’s from above, or avalanche can all incur injuries and/or death.

Any information on this Meetup group page is for the basic understanding of what could be encountered. We do not guarantee any type of accuracy on this information. Seek your own additional resources of information.  You as an active member! Perhaps, lacking any of the following: professional training, good judgment, moral character or a conscience. We or anyone on any Meetup-Mountaineers cannot be held responsible in anyway.

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That said have fun! Play safely! And take the responsibility of your own actions.

The Organizers…

 

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  • Kristie W.

    Thank you all so much for your help with my ankle! Slightly embarassing, but it all ended well, looks like just a really bad sprain and I should be running by this weekend, hopefully! It was a pleasure hiking with you all this past weekend!

    September 17

  • Victoria S.

    Kristie..will meet up at Rocky Branch trailhead on Rte 16 at 7:15 tomorrow morning.

    September 12

  • Kristie W.

    Hello! Sorry for the delay in response. The AMC information is that Rocky Branch is still closed for repairs, however based on Jay's information and Victoria's we will give it a shot. Victoria, I can meet you at the Rocky Branch Trailhead to drop off a car at 7:15am. Let me know that this still works for you! Thanks!

    September 12

  • Victoria S.

    Jay sorry did not mean to interfere. I fully understand the rules. The lower section of Rocky Branch has been closed since Irene, and currently they are repairing the road. The trail back to the Rocky Branch trailhead cuts over before the closed section . I did check with Steve Smith just to be sure. But yes this is Kristie's hike and her call

    September 11

    • Jay B.

      No, No, No worries... Not a problem... Its just talk and a reminder to all folks about how we are trying to run the group thats all nothing more...The back side heading west is closed still but down to 16 is open and a year ago when we made this Meetup and had hiked it at that time it was closed.. We just copied the trip with not much more thought about it... Cheers...

      September 11

  • Jay B.

    Just, FYI as a Meetup group we try to set a example with "Leave No Trace" practices and also stay off the closed trails and fire roads. Though, I know that many are still using the trails. as a group we just try to follow the rules...:-)

    September 11

  • Jay B.

    Victoria, I will mention it to Kristie.. When we built the Meetup the trail was still posted closed.. Now it seams to be re-opened... Still her call.. She might have other motives.

    September 11

  • Victoria S.

    Can we consider leaving a car at Rocky Branch? Not sure of the way down, but I could meet someone there at 7 15. I usually come out this way , so as not to climb back up to Glen Boulder.

    September 11

  • Robert M.

    If anyone is coming up thru Concord NH and would like to car pool let me know. I can meet you in the L.L. Bean parking lot. I go up thru North Conway so it is a good long ride. Right now the Mountain forcast site shows good weather. Maybe some showers in the afternoon. cool, in the mid to upper 30's with the wind chill...10mph. But all that could change. Look forward to meeting David and Victoria.

    September 11

  • Michael M.

    Mt. Isolation was my favorite 4 times via the Rocky Branch trail from rte. 16 and the Davis path from rte. 302. Met my first bear on my second trip as a hiker. Pretty intense yet a great experience.

    September 7

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