Ascent of Mount Lafayette on 2021-01-01
|Date:||Friday, January 1, 2021|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Location:||USA-New Hampshire|
| Elevation:||5240 ft / 1597 m|
Ascent Trip ReportWhat a day! Probably said exactly that 50 times today. We knew the ridge would be a bit busy on New Year’s Day but it was too perfect of a day...we had to.
Watch ??cut off a little bit of the ascent (tsk tsk 0/1 so far), but it went pretty quick. The summit of Lafayette was gorgeous, probably one of the clearest days we’ve had up there! Walked happily across the ridge soaking it all in. THIS is the way to start a new year!
Got to some jogging on the way down. It’s been a while since we’ve been on falling waters and I never realized how smooth 80% of it is. We cruised at a good jog/skip as much as we could, except for some of the icier spots. My spikes haven’t been sharpened in 2.5 years ?? so I was skating! Saw some of the usual “Ridge Folk” a mile from the car park asking how far to the summit, “is this the 3 mile loop?” among others ?????.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||3432 ft / 1045 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||592 ft / 180 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||4.4 mi / 7.1 km|
| Gain on way in:||3182 ft / 969 m|
| Distance:||4 mi / 6.4 km|
| Route:||Old Bridle Path|
| Start Trailhead:||Falling Waters/OBP 2058 ft / 627 m|
| Time:||2 Hours 15 Minutes|
| Loss on way out:||592 ft / 180 m|
| Loss Breakdown:||Net: 342 ft / 105 m; Extra: 250 ft / 76m|
| Gain on way out:||250 ft / 76 m|
| Distance:||0.4 mi / 0.6 km|
| Route:||Franconia Ridge Trail|
| End Trailhead:||Between Lafayette and Lincoln 4898 ft / 1492 m|
| Time:||20 Hours |
|Ascent Part of Trip: 01Jan2021 (0 nights total away from roads)|
Complete Trip Sequence:
Total Trip Gain: 3810 ft / 1162 m Total Trip Loss: 4063 ft / 1238 m
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