Ascent of Mount Liberty 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:Mount Liberty
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4459 ft / 1359 m

Ascent Trip Report

After climbing Mt. Lafayette via the Greenleaf Tr, I traversed the classic Franconia Ridge Tr over Mt. Lincoln and Little Haystack to the rocky, pointed summit of Mt. Liberty (great view), 3.8 miles from Mt. Lafayette. By now, despite the likelihood of bad weather ahead, I was committed to completing my rigorous hike by continuing another 1.1 mile to Mt. Flume and then descending with great caution the steep, slippery Flume Slide Tr.(some Class 2+-3 included). From the TH I quickly hitched a ride back up to my car at the Greenleaf Tr TH near the Cannon Mountain Tramway.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2459 ft / 750 m
    Elevation Loss:2959 ft / 902 m
    Distance:12.2 mi / 19.6 km
    Grade/Class:Class 1-2
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:OK in morning, clouding up in PM with occasional but (thankfully) very brief downpours
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:2459 ft / 750 m
    Distance:7.4 mi / 11.9 km
    Route:Greenleaf Tr, Franconia Ridge Tr
    Trailhead:Greenleaf Tr TH  2000 ft / 609 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:2959 ft / 902 m
    Distance:4.8 mi / 7.7 km
    Route:Franconia Ridge Tr, Flume Slide Tr
    Trailhead:Flume Slide Tr TH  1500 ft / 457 m
Ascent Part of Trip: 1951-Franconia Ridge

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Mount Lafayette1951-08-20 a
2Mount Lincoln1951-08-20 b
3Little Haystack1951-08-20 c
4Mount Liberty1951-08-20 d
5Mount Flume1951-08-20 e

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