Ascent of Little Haystack on 2013-10-05

Climber: Paul Blanchette

Date:Saturday, October 5, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Little Haystack
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4760 ft / 1450 m

Ascent Trip Report

Full trip report:
My son and I had decided to make the Lafayette loop the last big hike for the season.We got there early and ended up hiking the loop backwards from the masses (yes masses, we had to pass 300 people going the opposite direction). Spent some time at the hut (nice place). We had some good views on the way up but the clouds were low and after 4000-4500 it was like walking in a fog. We ended up talking to a couple guys on Truman that had inflatable Kayaks on there back (interesting). We continued on to Haystack and back to the parking lot (which was packed when we got back).
If you go, start early.
We will have to hike it again and go the other way on the trail, but on a day that we can see the view.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:120 ft / 36 m
    Elevation Loss:2990 ft / 911 m
    Distance:3.5 mi / 5.6 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Stream Ford
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:120 ft / 36 m
    Distance:0.3 mi / 0.5 km
    Route:Franconia ridge trail/AT
    Trailhead:low point from Truman  4640 ft / 1414 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:2990 ft / 911 m
    Distance:3.2 mi / 5.2 km
    Route:Falling Water Trail
    Trailhead:Lafayette Place   1770 ft / 539 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Lafayette loop

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Mount Lafayette2013-10-05 a
2Mount Truman2013-10-05 b
3Mount Lincoln2013-10-05 c
4Little Haystack2013-10-05 d

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