Ascent of Mount Lafayette on 2010-07-18
|Date:||Sunday, July 18, 2010|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Carpool|
| Location:||USA-New Hampshire|
| Elevation:||5240 ft / 1597 m|
Ascent Trip ReportMy girlfriend and I went on this hike with 6 other friends. We stayed at the Waterest Campground in Woodstock the night before. We drove to the trailhead, and got started at about 10:30 AM.
We took the Old Bridle Path up, and took a short break when the trees first give way just before the "agonies". We got to Greenleaf Hut, and spent about 30-45 minutes eating lunch, refilling our water, and resting. The rest of the hike to the summit was in the beautiful, above treeline Alpine Zone. Once at the summit we took in the views for 15 minutes or so, and then headed along the ridge to Mount Lincoln.
We were a bit disappointed once we could see the summit, because it seemed to be in a cloud. Despite a bit of fogginess past the Greenleaf Hut, the weather cleared by the time we reached the summit, giving us great views.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||3460 ft / 1054 m|
| Quality:||7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Scramble|
| Gear Used:||Hut Camp|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Breezy, Partly Cloudy|
A nice day, partly cloudy, but the views were unimpeded.
| Gain on way in:||3460 ft / 1054 m|
| Start Trailhead:||1780 ft / 542 m|
|Ascent Part of Trip: Franconia Ridge 2010 #2 (0 nights total away from roads)|
Complete Trip Sequence:
Total Trip Gain: 3900 ft / 1189 m
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