Ascent to Mount Lafayette-4680 on 2009-10-20
|Others in Party:||Johnny|
|Date:||Tuesday, October 20, 2009|
|Ascent Type:||Unsuccessful - Turned Back|
|Point Reached:||Mount Lafayette - 4680|
| Location:||USA-New Hampshire|
| Elevation:||4680 ft / 1426 m|
| Remaining Elevation:||560 ft / 171 m (16% left to go)|
Ascent Trip ReportOriginally planned to do a 3-Day trip and hit Lafayette, Garfield, Galehead, South Twin, and North Twin. Got to Garfield Ridge Trail and experienced 70 MPH winds and snow/hail. Hiked back down into the treeline and camped for the night, hoping to try again the next day with better weather. Woke up in the a.m. with an inch or two of snow on us and decided to descend and try again some other time.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||2980 ft / 908 m|
| Distance:||8.6 mi / 13.8 km|
| Route:||Skookumchuck Trail|
| Trailhead:||US 3 @ US 141 1700 ft / 518 m|
| Quality:||8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground|
| Gear Used:||Tent Camp|
| Nights Spent:||1 nights away from roads|
| Weather:||Raining, Frigid, Extremely Windy|
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