Mt. Isolation is one of the most remote 4,000 ft summits in the White Mountains, with a round trip hike coming in around 15 miles. I put this hike off for a long time, due mostly to the long distance and a trail that was constantly wet and muddy. What I didn’t expect was the payoff at the summit. The views of Washington and the Southern Presidentials were astounding and totally unexpected. I would put this hike up there with one of the best summit sunsets I’ve experienced.
Crossing rivers on the way up.
Flying crane for the win!
Last fall there was a massive windstorm that ripped through the White Mountains. The last quarter mile of the hike had plenty of blow-down to navigate.
Gracie. A one year old Border Collie and full of energy.
Mount Washington and the Southern Presidentials..
Keith soaking up that last of the sun.
Washington catching the tail end of the sunset.
Spontaneous summit parties are the best.
Waking up the next morning for an early start.