Ascent of Mount Lafayette on 2011-10-09

Climber: Jennifer Plaza

Others in Party:Solo Ascent
Date:Sunday, October 9, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Lafayette
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:5240 ft / 1597 m

Ascent Trip Report

Franconia Ridge Loop including Little Haystack Mtn., Mt. Lincoln, and Mt. Lafayette. It was a very warm, autumn day, but very windy along the ridge. It was extremely crowded on this loop, probably due to the Columbus Day holiday weekend. The majority of the hikers I met were from Quebec.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:151 ft / 46 m
    Elevation Loss:3460 ft / 1055 m
    Distance:3.8 mi / 6.1 km
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Hut Camp
    Weather:Pleasant, Very Windy, Clear
Warm autumn day, clear skies, very windy along ridge.
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:151 ft / 46 m
    Distance:0.9 mi / 1.5 km
    Route:Franconia Ridge Trail
    Trailhead:Summit of Mt. Lincoln  5089 ft / 1551 m
    Time Up:1 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:3460 ft / 1055 m
    Distance:2.9 mi / 4.7 km
    Route:Old Bridle Path
    Trailhead:Lafayette Place Parking Lot  1780 ft / 542 m
    Time Down:2 Hours 0 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Franconia Ridge Loop (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Little Haystack2011-10-09
2Mount Lincoln2011-10-09
3Mount Lafayette2011-10-09

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