Ascent of Mount Lafayette on 2014-04-19

Climber: Richard Bedard

Others in Party:Brian Platt <7097>Nancy Damboise & Baxter
Date:Saturday, April 19, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Carpool
Peak:Mount Lafayette
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:5240 ft / 1597 m

Ascent Trip Report

Did Lincoln & Lafayette today w/Nancy , Brian & Baxter......We got to Falling Waters Trailhead around 7:40am & started our hike around 8....We put on microspikes & kept them on all day Snowshoes just went for a ride.....It was cloudy & cool going up but by the time we got to the ridge it was cold & windy....I think we hit gust of 30-40 mph with steady winds 25- 35 mph ...We only saw a few hikers going uo FWT but then saw a couple more on Lafayette ....On our way down we came across quite a few hikers going up....Looks like Greenleaf Hut is getting a make over ...Can't wait to see it when done....We took the Bridle Path down ....We got back to the car at 3pm 7hrs doing the loop ...even tho we had no views it was still a great day ....Thanks Nancy & Brian
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At summit (2014-04-19). Photo by Richard Bedard.
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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3460 ft / 1054 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3460 ft / 1054 m
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Crampons, Ski Poles
    Weather:Snowing, Cold, Very Windy, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3460 ft / 1054 m
    Route:Falling Waters , Franconia Ridge
    Start Trailhead:Rte 3 parking  1780 ft / 542 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:3460 ft / 1054 m
    Route:Greenleaf .Old Bridle Path
    End Trailhead:Rte 3 parking  1780 ft / 542 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Lincoln-Lafayette

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Little Haystack2014-04-19 
2Mount Lincoln2014-04-193309 ft / 1009 m
3Mount Truman2014-04-19 
4Mount Lafayette2014-04-193460 ft / 1055 m
Total Trip Gain: 6769 ft / 2064 m    Total Trip Loss: 6769 ft / 2064 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Richard Bedard
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