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LaronFlume to Garfield traverse  Sucess!


Summit #5 on a traverse from Flume to Garfield. Great fun!
Posted Aug 21, 2012 10:53 am

JRaphaelsonRoute Climbed: Franconia Ridge Loop  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2011


Hiked the classic Little Haystack, Lincoln, Lafayette. The first time was cloudy and rainy. Did it a little under a year later and was graced with a perfect day with almost no crowds.
Posted Jun 25, 2012 11:18 am

apePemi loop backpack  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2011
Did a Pemi Loop over 2.5 days with a couple of friends. Going counter clockwise, camped at Guyot and Garfield tent sites. Saw an awesome lightning over a town to the north storm from Garfield; got hailed on in a lightning storm on the way out on the last day. Had a bottle of Bowmore with us.
Posted Jun 21, 2012 4:39 pm

technicolorNHFranconia Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 23, 2012


Did a slightly longer version of the usual circuit loop by adding Mt Liberty too. Parked at Liberty Springs, climbed up to Liberty then across the ridgeline over to Lincoln and Lafayette. Was glad the caretaker at the hut (Kate) left out some pop tarts to buy. I was famished. Down Bridle Path and then an easy walk on the multi use path in the notch back to the Liberty Springs campsite. Eight hours round trip.
Posted May 24, 2012 1:54 pm

cbeatsIcy summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 29, 2012


Large ice slab about 100 feet from the summit turned most people without crampons and/or an axe around. Trail below treeline was well packed - great views along the ridge.
Posted Jan 31, 2012 1:01 pm

mbfox13Franconia Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 29, 2012
Fun loop starting from Falling Waters and then the Haystack to Lincoln to Lafayette Ridge and down the Greenleaf trail. Excessive winds at the summit on top of low temperatures. All around a great climb though
Posted Jan 29, 2012 7:33 pm

damgaardwindy...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2011


Hiked the classic Haystack-Lincoln-Lafayette loop with my father. Strong winds on the ridge but nice autumn views.
Posted Nov 2, 2011 4:27 pm

JimWallaceFranconia Ridge excitement  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 16, 2011


Climbed the whole range with some friends. It was a remarkable trek with very nice scenery.I'm looking forward to a winter return
Posted Oct 18, 2011 7:50 pm

JshawQuick trip over the ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 15, 2011


The weather started out muggy and warm on the Falling Waters Trail. Water level high from all the rain the two days before and I forgot my gators. My left foot took a dunk in the first river crossing. I was able to take some nice photos from Little Haystack then the clouds rolled in, wind picked up and some hail was thrown in too. I scooted along pretty quickly and didn't spend much time on Lincoln or Lafayette summits. The Greenleaf Hut was great. Ate my lunch and warmed up before heading down Old Bridal Path. I would have loved to have been there on a nice day.
Posted Oct 17, 2011 7:36 pm

joshvillenGreenleaf  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2011
Hiked via greenleaf trail, dropped pack at summit and ran over to Lincoln.
Posted Aug 9, 2011 4:01 pm

PaulRomanoFranconia Ridge Traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2010


Did the standard Franconia Ridge traverse coming up Falling Waters over Little Haystack and down Old Bridle Path. Started at 10:30am and was down by 5:00pm.
Posted Jul 17, 2011 6:10 pm

RhythmicMomTraining hike for son's West Coast trail trip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2008


This hike was organized by one of my friends as a day trip from Boston. I decided to join along with my son, with his backpack full of all his gear in preparation for a week-long hiking trip he was going to take in August of same year with his dad. The weather was good, though at the top it was windy and cloudy. I ended up carrying the pack half the way - fun! We had a chance to test his new stove and taste a couple of the dry-freeze meals - we loved both that we tested! Awesome views from the ridge, and some really nice photos!
Posted May 31, 2011 7:05 pm

forgues9999Clear skies
Date Climbed: Oct 11, 2008


Beautifil views from the summit and then the ridge. Mount Washington on the horizon. Must be one of the better views in the North-Eastern US.
Posted May 7, 2011 4:03 pm

fridayBlue skies, cold and windy... a.k.a Perfect!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 19, 2011


Blue skies, windy, and cold. Perfect for the last official full day of winter.
This was the last mountain summit reached after a counter-clockwise hike of the ridge loop.
Had to use wind goggles and crampons for the ridge itself. A bit icy in some spots.
Posted Mar 20, 2011 11:57 pm

Kristin5berrymy fav 4k
Date Climbed: Jan 24, 2011


sumitted too many times to count, durring all seasons. Been lucky meeting new friends on OBP as well
Posted Feb 10, 2011 4:26 am

jjdubsOld Bridle  Sucess!


Once via an Old Bridle Path loop, another time camping at Liberty Springs for a weekend
Posted Feb 9, 2011 6:13 pm

AlexeyDyet another Franconia loop  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 23, 2011


Managed to finish Franconia Ridge before the arrival of a strong Arctic front. Temperature went down to about -10F during this time, with moderate (30 mph) winds, but it did not feel extraordinarily severe - more like your typical above-treeline winter day in Whites. Did not even wear goggles on the ridge, and no traction required. Total time about 6.5 hours which is quite average. Descending Falling Waters Trail was glorious - the lower section near the river was a true winter wonderland. All in all a great winter outing - and very timely as temps dropped to 30 below on the summits just a few hours later.
Posted Jan 24, 2011 1:23 pm

MoapaPkIn rain, 1974


Backpacked over a bunch of peaks on AT. Liberty was clear, but we were in blowing rain until we hit the hut by Guyot.
Posted Jan 20, 2011 11:51 pm

Dennis PoulinLoop trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 12, 2010

Dennis Poulin

Hiked up the Falling Waters Trail to Little Haystack, AT to Lincoln and Lafayette, down Greenleaf and Bridal Path. Nice day.
Posted Oct 22, 2010 4:30 pm

LDuszersome of the best views in the region  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2007


Climbed it last in '07 from the Falling Waters Trail in conjunction with Lincoln, one of several times that I've done it. The views from the top have always been amazing, but it was crowded during Labor Day Weekend.
Posted Oct 6, 2010 11:13 pm

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