Mount Lafayette, New Hampshire

Prominence: 3320 ft, 1012 m

Elevation: 5240+ feet, 1597+ meters

Approx. Isolation: 17.32 mi, 27.87 km
Elevation Info:Elevation range: 5240 - 5280 ft
    (40-foot closed contour)
NAVD88 Elevation: 5240 ft / 1597 m
    (Range 5240 - 5280 ft)
SubpeaksMount Lafayette-North Peak (5040 ft/1536 m)
Mount Truman (5000 ft/1524 m)
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)44° 9' 39'' N; 71° 38' 40'' W
44.16073, -71.644564 (Dec Deg)
288545E 4893126N Zone 19 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceNew Hampshire
County/Second Level RegionGrafton (Highest Point)
City/TownFranconia (Highest Point)

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Lists that contain Mount Lafayette:
     New Hampshire County High Points (Rank #2)
     New Hampshire County Prominence Peaks (Rank #2)
     Northeast USA Peaks with 2000 feet of Prominence (Rank #5)
     New Hampshire 3500-foot Peaks (Rank #6)
     New Hampshire 4000-foot Peaks (Rank #6)
     AMC New Hampshire 4000-footers (Rank #6)
     Northeast USA Drainage Basin High Points (Rank #7)
     New England 4000-foot Peaks (Rank #7)
     New England 3700-foot Peaks (Rank #7)
     AMC New England Hundred Highest (Rank #7)
     AMC New England 4000-footers (Rank #7)
     Northeast USA 4000-foot Peaks (Rank #8)
     Northeast "115" 4000-footers (Rank #8)
     Eastern USA Peaks with 2500 feet of Prominence (Rank #9)
     Fifty Highest Eastern CoHPs (Rank #24)
     Eastern U.S. County High Points over 4500 feet (Rank #29)
     USA Lower 48 Drainage Basin High Points (Rank #31)
     2000-foot Prominence CoHPs - 48 States (Rank #128)
     USA Lower 48 Range5 High Points (Rank #451)

Selected Guidebook(s) for this Peak:
       AMC White Mountain Guide, 28th Edition (Smith, Daniell)

Selected Trip Reports from this site:
     1951-08-20 by Frederick Johnson
     1976-08-26 by Greg Slayden (GPS Track)
     1976-08-27 by Greg Slayden (GPS Track)
     1981-07-09 by Greg Slayden (GPS Track)
     1981-07-10 by Greg Slayden (GPS Track)
     2007-04-22 by Diane Mancino
     2007-06-30 by Paul Rago
     2007-10-13 by Monica Trust
     2007-10-27 by Matthew Nelson
     2009-09-04 by Kevin Tilton
     2009-10-17 by Matthew Nelson (Unsuccessful)
     2010-04-24 by Tony Rachupka
     2010-06-26 by Thomas Carlile
     2010-07-18 by Thomas Carlile
     2010-10-30 by Gary McMeekin (Unsuccessful)
     2011-03-12 by Michael Blair
     2011-07-27 by Ryan Aschbrenner
     2011-09-11 by Matt DiFrancesco
     2012-02-10 by Matt DiFrancesco (GPS Track)
     2012-06-24 by JF Theroux (GPS Track)
     2012-07-18 by Spencer Corcoran
     2012-08-14 by Gabriel Couët
     2013-05-26 by Caroline Desrosby
     2013-07-13 by Gregory Rada (GPS Track)
     2013-08-17 by Chris Stempek (GPS Track)
     2013-09-29 by Kevin Klasman (GPS Track)
     2013-10-05 by Steve Blanchette
     2014-04-07 by Megan Cheney (Unsuccessful)
     2014-04-19 by Richard Bedard (GPS Track)

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Mount Lafayette is the monarch of the vast Franconia Region and second most prominent peak in both the White Mountains and New Hampshire. It anchors the second largest above-treeline area in the Whites, lying at the north end of the long, sharp, rocky crest of the Franconia Ridge. It's summit is a very popular hiking destination, and Interstate 93 runs right along the western base of the peak.

Looking south from the summit of Mount Lafayette at the spectacular crest of the Franconia Ridge (1981-07-10).
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 3320 ft/1012 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 3400 ft/1036 m
  Line Parent: Mount Monroe
  Key Col: Crawford Notch    1920 ft/585 m
Isolation17.32 mi/27.87 km
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Mount Monroe  (ENE)
Isolation distance is based on NHN and is slightly overstated.
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Appalachian Mountains
Range3: Northern U.S. Appalachians
Range4: White Mountains
Range5: Franconia Area (Highest Point)
Range6: Franconia Range (Highest Point)
Ridges/DividesWhite Mountain Crest
Drainage Basins
Pemigewasset (HP)
Merrimack (HP)
Gulf of Maine
Atlantic Ocean
Long Island Sound
Atlantic Ocean
OwnershipLand: White Mountain National Forest
Wilderness/Special Area: Pemigewasset Wilderness Area (Highest Point)
Topo MapFranconia O44071b6 1:24,000
Route #1 Maintained Hiking Trail: Appalachian Trail
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Monica Trust on Mount Lafayette, her first backpacking trip. Looks cold! (2007-10-13). Photo by Monica Trust.
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At summit (2014-04-19). Photo by Richard Bedard.
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