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.
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.
sumitted too many times to count, durring all seasons. Been lucky meeting new friends on OBP as well
Once via an Old Bridle Path loop, another time camping at Liberty Springs for a weekend
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.
Backpacked over a bunch of peaks on AT. Liberty was clear, but we were in blowing rain until we hit the hut by Guyot.
Hiked up the Falling Waters Trail to Little Haystack, AT to Lincoln and Lafayette, down Greenleaf and Bridal Path. Nice day.
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.
Did this hike in late winter. It was a great day hiking up until we reached tree line and the clouds and snow moved in. I was with a friend who was more experienced climber at the time we camped right on the summit. This was a bad choice, it snowed hard and the wind was howling all night. By far the coldest night I have ever experienced. We hiked out in the morning and again below tree line the weather was beautiful. I want to return because I've heard the view is amazing from there.
Weather wasn't cooperating as we'd hoped so the summit was completely fogged in. Still a fun 17 mile walk nonetheless.
Did the loop, was very windy on the ridge but a fun hike.
Well, I wanted to climb a 4000' on my birthday, and I did. Got 3 in fact. Lovely hike, except for the flies.......evil I tell you!
ran up the loop from 93, big mountain but easy on a beautiful sunny day
Did the loop - great hie with blue sky. Super cold.
Well...I've HEARD it's really pretty out there...I'll just have to use my imagination...socked in right from the start. Oh well...at least the trail was awesome!
Just climbed it today. Absolutely fantastic weather. I think I could see Europe.....
Hiked up the old bridle path. Trail very clean and well kept. Beautiful views starting at halfway up. Hiked to Greenleaf Hut, then to summit. There was no one else on the summit since we were there later in the day. Clear views, and very light winds. Since we wanted to get back down before dark, we went down old bridle path again.
Hiked Franconia ridge, knee pain from torn PCL in March. Perfect day for a ridge walk.
Did this mountain as part of the Franconia Ridge loop; an 8.9 mile trail over 6 summits, including Lafayette. Cold, icy, very windy, exhausting, but exhilarating with excellent views of the Pemigewasset Wilderness when the weather is clear.