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Ascent of Mount Lafayette on 2006-10-08

Climber: Jean-Gregoire Bernard

Date:Sunday, October 8, 2006
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Lafayette
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:5240 ft / 1597 m

Ascent Trip Report

Began the ascent at 8am and finished at the car in the parking lot at 5pm. Great skies, cool October day. Crowded, but not too much. Awesome, long ridge trail at the top from Mt. Lafayette to Mt. Lincoln. The descent by Falling Waters is quite steep and made for sore legs afterwards! Ascent: 3h, Descent: 6h with many photos and food breaks.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3350 ft / 1021 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3350 ft / 1021 m
    Round-Trip Distance:8.9 mi / 14.3 km
    Quality:9 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3350 ft / 1021 m
    Distance:3.9 mi / 6.3 km
    Route:Old Bridle Path-Greenleaf Trail
    Start Trailhead:Parking lot near route 93  1890 ft / 576 m
    Time:3 Hours 0 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:3350 ft / 1021 m
    Distance:5 mi / 8.1 km
    Route:Franconia Ridge Trail-Falling Waters Trail
    End Trailhead:Parking lot near route 93  1890 ft / 576 m
    Time:6 Hours 0 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Lafayette/Lincoln/Little Haystack Loop

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Mount Lafayette2006-10-083350 ft / 1021 m
2Mount Lincoln2006-10-080 ft / 0 m
3Little Haystack2006-10-080 ft / 0 m
Total Trip Gain: 3350 ft / 1021 m    Total Trip Loss: 7029 ft / 2142 m



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