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Ascent of Mount Lafayette on 2015-08-29

Climber: Richard Bedard

Others in Party:Randy Bullis <5522> Jennie
Gerry & Eric
Date:Saturday, August 29, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Lafayette
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:5240 ft / 1597 m

Ascent Trip Report

Hike the Franconia Ridge today with my brother Gerry his wife Jen nephew Eric & friend Randy.
It was a great day to be on the ridge a bit warm but the views were awesome.....While on Lincoln we met a couple thru hikers Tumbles & Magician & I did my trail magic.I had bought a couple of cans of Coke & when I asked them if they wanted them they were ecstastic .All she said was Real Coke ...Really coke ...They enjoyed it & we chatted & I wished them well
Hiking up Falling waters we saw a few people but we really didn't see tons till we hit Lafayette,

Great views today with great company.When we got to parking lot it was packed & people parked up & down Rte 3
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3460 ft / 1054 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3460 ft / 1054 m
    Quality:9 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3460 ft / 1054 m
    Route:Falling Waters Tr
    Start Trailhead:Rte 3   1780 ft / 542 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:3460 ft / 1054 m
    Route:Old Bridle Path
    End Trailhead:Rte 3  1780 ft / 542 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Lincoln Lafayette

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Little Haystack2015-08-292980 ft / 908 m
2Mount Lincoln2015-08-293309 ft / 1009 m
3Mount Truman2015-08-293220 ft / 981 m
4Mount Lafayette2015-08-293460 ft / 1055 m
Total Trip Gain: 12969 ft / 3953 m    Total Trip Loss: 12969 ft / 3953 m



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