Wild Basin, located in the southern end of Rocky Mountain National Park, is full of long approaches through dense trees. But for those willing to slog for their lines, there is payoff above treeline. Case in point: Isolation Peak.
I met up with buddies Erik and Moski at 4 am and we drove to the trailhead. An estimated 18 mile tour, with 5k of vert, promised to be a grueling day.
But it wasn’t– we managed to dial the approach with efficiency and nailed the descent in prime conditions. The rest was just shear enjoyment of our accomplishment at an unskied peak in a remote area of our backyard.… Read more