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nartrebRoute Climbed: Bridle Path - Falling Waters loop (both directions) Date Climbed: several  Sucess!


Easy to see why this is such a popular hike. Go during the week if possible, or during the winter.
Posted Apr 25, 2005 9:28 am

fryinbaconRoute Climbed: Falling Waters/Shining Rock Date Climbed: December 29 2004  Sucess!


Hiked up Falling Waters Trail, brought the ice climbing gear and soloed Shining Rock... I'd say it goes at WI2 for a little over 100'.
Posted Feb 25, 2005 1:31 pm

dwhikeRoute Climbed: Old Bridal Path Date Climbed: A couple times; 1995-1998  Sucess!


A great peak with great views, expect a crowd though.
Posted Feb 7, 2005 10:21 am

slowpokeRoute Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: June 1988  Sucess!


Did the traverse many years ago....just finding this site now of course. I remember this hike being the first time I saw snow falling in Summer.
Posted Feb 6, 2005 9:35 am

syzygyRoute Climbed: Franconia Ridge Traverse Date Climbed: Sept 21,2002  Sucess!
Wahoo, this is a great climb. It doesn't let up, but its well worth it. If only it wasn't so popular, but its no wonder why it is.
Posted Nov 21, 2004 11:31 pm

mickymac1Route Climbed: Bridal Path Date Climbed: 6/'93 & 2/'01  Sucess!


Another favorite!
Posted Oct 8, 2004 1:29 pm

Jerry LRoute Climbed: Old Bridle Path Date Climbed: March 12, 2004  Sucess!

Jerry L

Climbed it with Mount Lincoln and Little Haystack Mountain with winds up to 90 MPH and snow storm. Incredible day.
Posted Mar 15, 2004 11:14 am

mikethehikerRoute Climbed: loop with lincoln Date Climbed: september 2003  Sucess!


On a clear day, the view on the ridge is spectacular
Posted Feb 23, 2004 7:48 pm

cragRoute Climbed: Complete double traverse Date Climbed: June 18, 1994  Sucess!


Have done the traverse many times. The most interesting was when we hiked up the Slide Trail on Flume, then went N over Liberty, Little Haystack, and Lincoln, to the summit of Lafayette. The we turned arund and traversed the other way, back to Liberty and descended from there. Brutal!
Posted Jan 23, 2004 2:29 pm

desainmeRoute Climbed: Bridle to Greenleaf to summit Date Climbed: June 1992  Sucess!


Nice hike up from Franconia Notch. Tony was getting married in a day or two at Lonesome Lake on the Cannon side of the notch and we decided to climb Lafayette one day. Good views of Cannon Cliff. Met the part of the wedding party halfway up and the little girl was climbing in plastic bolo sandals!
Posted Dec 5, 2003 8:42 am

AlpinistRoute Climbed: Franconia Ridge Traverse Date Climbed: August 4, 2001  Sucess!


This was one of many preparation hikes for Rainier. Nice trail, fun hike.
Posted Dec 5, 2003 2:09 am

franbelDate Climbed: September, 2003  Sucess!


A clear sky when we start traveling to New Hampshire.

But the mountain are the only place where it rains. We got a lot a rain and get lost in the fog. Thanks to Geneviève, we make it back. She know her way in the forest.

Tanks again Geneviève.
Posted Nov 15, 2003 9:09 am

Bill562Route Climbed: Falling Waters Date Climbed: August 2002  Sucess!


Nice hike up the steep trail to Franconia Ridge and with the crowds from there.
Posted Oct 3, 2003 5:19 pm

dpRoute Climbed: Franconia ridge traverse (both directions) Date Climbed: multiple times, 1970's  Sucess!


Until I went out west, this was my favorite hike. Multiple ascents in the summer, one ill fated attempt in the winter (terrible weather- we never got even close to tree line and became drenched on our second day of camping when the temperature suddenly rose about 15 degrees. We dried out a day later in an all-night laundromat in Littleton), but each time was great.
Posted Aug 31, 2003 1:33 am

FlandersRoute Climbed: Old Bridle Path Date Climbed: Sept 2002  Sucess!


Climbed when clouds were rolling in and over Franconia Ridge - very appealing to the eyes.
Posted Aug 22, 2003 11:10 am

DrazilRoute Climbed: Enroute from Garfield Ridge Tentsite to Lincold Woods Parking Lot. Date Climbed: 05-July-2003  Sucess!


Magical ! Must return in the winter.
Posted Jul 7, 2003 8:29 am

big_gRoute Climbed: AT  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2000


Hit this one on my 2000 AT thruhike amid some serious ripping wind.
Posted Mar 3, 2003 6:22 pm

Brian JenkinsRoute Climbed: Old Bridle Path/Franconia Ridge Traverse Date Climbed: September 23, 2002  Sucess!

Brian Jenkins

Started climbing at about 9 am in cloudy, drizzly weather. We decided to the Franconia Ridge Traverse and do Lafayette first. No views until about halfway up Agony Ridge where we saw the clouds streaming along following the contour of the ridges. Decided to take a break about .1 miles from the hut but as we reached the Greenleaf Hut the winds picked up and clouds socked us in. We decided to take another break and warm up in the hut.

I had never done a "hut" experience before but decided that a clean restroom, warm suroundings, attractive female hutworkers, some food and a quick game of chess with my climbing buddy was kinda cool.

After about an hour, we decided to press on and as we passed Eagle Lake and started the final push to the summit, the clouds started breaking up. By the time we hit the summit, we had some decent views over to Lincoln. Talked to an AT thru-hiker up top and then headed on over to Lincoln........
Posted Sep 30, 2002 8:28 pm

mjm2167Route Climbed: Old Bridle Path Date Climbed: 5/13/95 First time  Sucess!


Still one of my Favorite winter climes! Or any time of year for that matter.
Posted Sep 16, 2002 6:35 pm

RoyZRRoute Climbed: Bridle Path Date Climbed: early March 2002  Sucess!


Beautiful winter hike... with great conditions we tagged Mt. Lincoln as well.
Posted May 10, 2002 1:34 pm

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