Ascent of Little Haystack on 2018-04-14

Climber: Nicholas Belanger

Date:Saturday, April 14, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Little Haystack
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4760 ft / 1450 m

Ascent Trip Report

Went up to NH with more ambitious goals, however April decided to bring in a serious winter storm. Decided to go for the Franconia notch loop regardless to test out long(ish) winter hiking abilities. Our microspikes were necessary all the way throughout the falling waters trail, across the ridge, and down Greenleaf trail/Old Bridle Path. About 75% of the way between Lincoln and Lafayette we were hit with some serious gusts (at least 70mph) from the Northeast (could see the storm coming over the Presis). at this point our facemasks and goggles were needed as we were getting pelted with freezing rain. Made the whole loop in decent time (7h30m).
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3021 ft / 920 m
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
    Weather:Snowing, Cold, Very Windy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3021 ft / 920 m
    Distance:3.5 mi / 5.6 km
    Route:Falling Waters Trail
    Start Trailhead:Franconia Notch  1739 ft / 530 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Franconia Winter 4/14

Complete Trip Sequence:
 Mount Truman2018-04-0480 ft / 24 m
1Little Haystack2018-04-143021 ft / 921 m
2Mount Lincoln2018-04-14330 ft / 101 m
3Mount Lafayette2018-04-14160 ft / 49 m
Total Trip Gain: 3591 ft / 1095 m    Total Trip Loss: 3772 ft / 1150 m

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