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Ascent of Mount Lafayette on 2011-03-19

Climber: Tomoko Nakajima

Date:Saturday, March 19, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Lafayette
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:5240 ft / 1597 m

Ascent Trip Report

I hiked with 5 hikers at Franconia Ridge Loop Hike on 3/19/2011.
It was cloudy at the beginning of the hike, but, it turned out to be very nice weather. We started hike on Old Bride Path and hike in to Laffayette first. Ken and I put on Microspikes because we saw the snow is very well packed on the trail. The other 3 used snowshoes until the summit of Lafayette. Then, 2 changed to Crampons and 1 changed to Microspikes. Ken and I used Microspikes all the way on the trail and we didn't have so much problem even when we hike down from Lafayette summit on rocky sections w/ ice.

We're relatively strong hiker and we started to hike at 8:20am and ended at 2pm or so. It took less than 6 hours for 9 miles hike.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3460 ft / 1055 m
    Trailhead:Old Bridel Path  1780 ft / 542 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Snowing, Cool, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Part of Trip: Franconia Ridge Loop Hike

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDate
1Mount Lafayette2011-03-19
2Mount Lincoln2011-03-19
3Little Haystack2011-03-19



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