Ascent of Little Haystack on 1951-08-20

Climber: Frederick Johnson

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Monday, August 20, 1951
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Little Haystack
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4760 ft / 1450 m

Ascent Trip Report

Little Haystack was the third of the five peaks I traversed today on the rewarding 5-mile stretch of the Franconia Ridge Tr above treeline between Mt. Lafayette and Mt. Flume. First came Mt. Lafayette (10:15AM) via the Greenleaf Tr and Greenleaf Hut. From Mt. Lafayette I headed south 1.5 miles over Mt. Lincoln to Little Haystack, then 3.2 miles farther over Mt. Liberty to Mt. Flume (1:15PM). I took the Flume Slide Tr, a steep and slippery scramble in places, 3.7 miles down to its TH near The Flume. I soon hitched a ride back up to my car at the Greenleaf Tr TH.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2760 ft / 841 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3260 ft / 993 m
    Round-Trip Distance:12.5 mi / 20.1 km
    Grade/Class:Class 1-2+
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Fair in morning, light breeze, increasing clouds , afternoon showers
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2760 ft / 841 m
    Distance:5.3 mi / 8.5 km
    Route:Greenleaf Tr, Franconia Ridge Tr
    Start Trailhead:Greenleaf Tr TH  2000 ft / 609 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:3260 ft / 993 m
    Distance:7.2 mi / 11.6 km
    Route:Franconia Ridge Tr, Flume Slide Tr
    End Trailhead:Flume Slide Tr TH  1500 ft / 457 m
Ascent Part of Trip: 1951-Franconia Ridge

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Mount Lafayette1951-08-20 a3240 ft / 988 m
2Mount Lincoln1951-08-20 b3089 ft / 942 m
3Little Haystack1951-08-20 c2760 ft / 841 m
4Mount Liberty1951-08-20 d2459 ft / 750 m
5Mount Flume1951-08-20 e2828 ft / 862 m
Total Trip Gain: 14376 ft / 4383 m    Total Trip Loss: 16376 ft / 4992 m

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