A 'Widow Maker' on the lower end of the Rocky Branch Trail
The gang breaking the trail
The Rocky Branch Trail slowly winds its way up the side of a hill
Breaking the trail out
Looking back at the broken out trail
After going up the hill, the trail levels out for awhile
Breaking out the Rocky Branch Trail
Nicely broken out trail
Wilderness Boundary is reach around 2.5 miles in
After the wilderness boundary the trail heads to the height of land
The Rocky Branch Trail descends to the left, the Engine Hill Bushwhack starts here to the right
Entering the Birch Glades
Engine Hill has some of the most beautiful open glades in the White Mountains!
Breaking Trail through this was tiring because of the snow depths but not too difficult.
Taking a break in the glades
There are a few waves of Birch glades the whack travels through
The sun was in a constant battle with the clouds in the morning, the sun eventually won!
Denise makes her way up the Isolation Trail
Crossing #1 of the day
Crossing #2 of the day
Unbroken Isolation trail just after our second crossing
Crossing #3 of the day
Denise takes charge of breaking trail
Kyle takes the lead as we gain the ridge
Slowly making our way to the Davis Path
Beware of Widow Makers!
Kyle getting his crawl on!
Tentsite along the Isolation Trail
Isolation / Davis Path Trail Junction
Bright sun shining over the Davis Path
Heading through the woods on the way to Mount Isolation
Denise stomping down the snow
Denise makes the final push towards the summit
Just below the open summit
Into the high winds, notice the snow and ice flying around
Top of the Isolation Spur
Mount Isolation's Summit Cairn
Clouded in Presidential Range
Looking toward North Isolation
Wildcat / Carter Range
Denise and Whitney make it to the summit
Whitney celebrates before getting knocked over by the wind!
Matt, Denise, and Kyle
Whitney, Matt, Denise
Back into the glades on the descent
What a great place to hike through!
Looking toward Stairs Mountain
Last wave of the glades
Rocky Branch Trail left, ski trail right
Back at the big widow maker
Finished! The Jeep will be washed...in March sometime!