Ascent to Mount Lafayette-4680 on 2009-10-20

Climber: Brian Harrington

Others in Party:Johnny
Date:Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Point Reached:Mount Lafayette - 4680
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4680 ft / 1426 m
    Remaining Elevation:560 ft / 171 m (16% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

Originally planned to do a 3-Day trip and hit Lafayette, Garfield, Galehead, South Twin, and North Twin. Got to Garfield Ridge Trail and experienced 70 MPH winds and snow/hail. Hiked back down into the treeline and camped for the night, hoping to try again the next day with better weather. Woke up in the a.m. with an inch or two of snow on us and decided to descend and try again some other time.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2980 ft / 908 m
    Round-Trip Distance:8.6 mi / 13.8 km
    Route:Skookumchuck Trail
    Trailhead:US 3 @ US 141  1700 ft / 518 m
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Tent Camp
    Nights Spent:1 nights away from roads
    Weather:Raining, Frigid, Extremely Windy

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