Ascent of Mount Lafayette on 2011-07-30

Climber: Smaranda Moisescu

Date:Saturday, July 30, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Lafayette
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:5240 ft / 1597 m

Ascent Trip Report

Second time doing Franconia Ridge, very beautiful trail even in poor weather conditions. Hiked in thick fog the entire time, sun came out on our descent. So, no views from the top, but gorgeous views of the ridge, looking back. We went up the Falling Waters trail to Little Haystack, then on to Lincoln top (which we could not even identify because of the fog - so we took photos on three different local "peaks", just in case) - finally on to Lafayette. It was very crowded, despite the fog, but we rarely saw any people on the trail, thanks to the fog :)
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:350 ft / 107 m
    Elevation Loss:3440 ft / 1049 m
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Weather:Drizzle, Cool, Very Windy, White-out
dense fog, very windy at the top
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:350 ft / 107 m
    Route:Franconia Ridge
    Trailhead:4890 ft / 1490 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:3440 ft / 1049 m
    Route:Greel Leaf Trail and Old Bridle Path
    Trailhead:Falling Waters Trailhead  1800 ft / 548 m

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