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Ascent of Mount Lafayette on 2007-10-27

Climber: Matthew Nelson

Others in Party:Neil Hubacker
Nolan
Date:Saturday, October 27, 2007
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Lafayette
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:5240 ft / 1597 m

Ascent Trip Report

Ascended Lafayette in the morning, got much colder as we went up. Near the summit there was lots of ice forming from the mist blowing up the mountain and freezing. The summit signs were completely covered in ice.

Us on the summit of Lafayette


Looking down from Truman


View towards Little Haystack


We intended to do the loop with the falling waters trail, but the sign was so iced over that we missed the trailhead and ended up summiting Mt Liberty to the south. We took the Liberty Spring trail down to the trailhead and hitch-hiked back to the car. All in all it ended up around 13 miles instead of 9.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3465 ft / 1056 m
    Elevation Loss:320 ft / 98 m
    Distance:4.3 mi / 7 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Cold, Breezy, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:3465 ft / 1056 m
    Distance:4 mi / 6.4 km
    Route:Old Bridle/Greenleaf
    Trailhead:Fransonia Notch Trailhead  1775 ft / 541 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:320 ft / 98 m
    Distance:0.3 mi / 0.5 km
    Route:Franconia Ridge
    Trailhead:4920 ft / 1499 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Franconia Ridge 10/27/09 (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDate
1Mount Lafayette2007-10-27 a
2Mount Truman2007-10-27 b
3Mount Lincoln2007-10-27 c
4Little Haystack2007-10-27 d
5Mount Liberty2007-10-27 e



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