Ascent of Little Haystack on 2011-11-27

Climber: Don Cook

Others in Party:Son
Noah (10)
Date:Sunday, November 27, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Little Haystack
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4760 ft / 1450 m

Ascent Trip Report

counter-clockwise loop from Falling Waters Trail; over Haystack, Lincoln, and Lafayette. Started at 7am. Cascades were beautiful! We took our time to the summit of Haystack, arriving at 11:14. Had lunch, bundled up, and hiked the ridge over to Lincoln and then Lafayette. Descending from Lafayette was brutal; as soon as we did the up and over a strong wind (70mph sustained) kicked up. It took us well over an hour to reach treeline. The trip down Old Bridle Path was muddy and slippery. We slowly picked our way down and made it back to the trailhead parking lot just after dark at 4:30pm.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Crampons, Ski Poles
    Weather:Extremely Windy, Low Clouds
Ascent Part of Trip: Franconia Ridge Loop

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Little Haystack2011-11-27
2Mount Lincoln2011-11-27
3Mount Lafayette2011-11-27

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