Mt Isolation is tough. The trail itself isn’t hard, per se, but there’s a lot of mileage, and in the warmer months, there’s a few tough water crossings. In the winter, there’s a bushwhack. And did I mention miles? But it’s an amazing summit with stellar views of Mt Washington. It’ll steal your breath away!
So it’s been a year… South Carter Mountain, Bean’s Purchase, NH. 2019-02-21. (Thursday) Via 19 Mile Brook Trail, Carter Dome Trail, Carter-Moriah Trail 28 dF +/- at the trailhead, 22.4 dF at the summit. 33.5 dF back at the car. Mainly cloudy, with a brief period of occasional breaks in the clouds. Very windy — above the trees, 50+ MPH per MW OBS; wind penetrated tree cover to the trail […]
Carter Dome, Gorham, NH. 2019-02-16. (Saturday) Via 19 Mile Brook trail, Carter Dome trail. 25 dF +/- and partly cloudy. Wind at summit was 10-25 knots. Even in the trees, winds approached 5-8 knots at times. Trailhead: 1000; Carter Dome summit: 1400; back at car: 1730. This was a weird one. I don’t know whether there was a thing going on, but I noticed all week long, whenever I went […]
Thinking back, it still amazes me how quickly weather can move on Mt Washington and vicinity. The video shows an almost instantaneous change from completely socked-in clouds, to seeing the sun break out. And no kidding, that change did seem to happen nearly instantaneously — I doubt it took more than about 10-15 minutes, though you could tell the sun was trying to push through the clouds for quite awhile […]
I need to learn to turn around… Mt Jackson, Bean’s Purchase, Coos County, NH. 2019-02-02 (Wednesday) Via Webster-Jackson, Webster-Cliff, Mitzpah Cutoff, and Crawford Path. 40 dF. Cloudy, becoming mostly sunny. Light wind, approx 5-10 MPH, gusting to 15. 95-97 avg % RH, avg 40 dF avg dew point. avg 26 mm Hg. Trailhead: 1100; Summit: 1300; Mitzpah Hut: 1500; back at car: 1630. Approx 7 miles. In toto, it was […]
Mt Waumbek. Jefferson, NH. Groundhog Day. 2019-02-02 (Saturday.) Via Starr-King Trail, Approx 6.5 miles, out and back. (Includes Mt Starr-King.) 10 dF +/- at the trailhead, 5 dF at summit, with negligible winds in the trees and at the summit. 17 dF back at the car. Overcast. Descending ceiling in the distance. Trailhead: 0900; Waumbek Summit: 1200; back at car: 1400. (Approx. 5 hours.) A treat. There are things I […]
Mt Tom, Mt Field, Mt Willey, Mt Avalon. 2019-01-03 (Thursday.) Four mountains means an embarrassment of riches where film footage is concerned. Despite the clouds, there was so much to see, and so much visually striking landscape. Enjoy! If you enjoy reading these posts, consider subscribing, so you can stay informed. There’s no cost to do so. Your email will only be used to alert you of new posts — […]
A local quickie on a beautiful day! 19 December, 2018 It was beautiful out, so a hike was in order. I’m still getting used to shooting photos and video with the GoPro, so it was good on at least two levels. Oh, and the views behaved from the fire tower, so there’s a third level — Washington was visible, as were other prominent peaks in the Whites, and with careful […]