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Ascent of Mount Lafayette on 2010-09-11

Climber: Christopher Nichols

Others in Party:Phil Nichols
Date:Saturday, September 11, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Lafayette
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:5240 ft / 1597 m

Ascent Trip Report

Climbed with a group as part of Flags on the 48, in memorial of 9/11. We raised the American Flag at noon on a spectacular day. Flags could also be seen with the naked eye on Lincoln, Flume and Cannon.

Weather was spectacular, temps in the high 40's/low 50's, wind in the high teens and low twenties. Visibility was nearly 100 miles.

Up and down via the Greenleaf Trail, which is relentless in elevation gain and very rocky in places. Virtually no views until you get past the Greenleaf Hut, then spectacular views all over the white mountains.
Summary Total Data
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Route:Greenleaf Trail
    Trailhead:Cannon Tramway Parking Lot  
Descent Statistics



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