Mount Lafayette Climber's Log

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dobsonian - Oct 23, 2006 3:39 pm Date Climbed: Oct 22, 2006

First Winter Summit-Bridle  Sucess!

Was trying to get in Franconia ridge before the winter took hold and this was 1 of 3 possible weekends. Made last minute reservations into Manchester and met up with 2 friends from MA. Planned on doing the entire ridge but snow and ice from Friday/Saturday slowed us to a crawl in places with several parties turning back at the agonies. At the AMC hut noticed everyone coming down had campons and we were bare booting it but pushed on. Hit the summit in about 3.5 hours and saw the weather coming in over cannon so decided to get off the peak and use bridle back too. Guess Lincoln and Little Haystack will have to wait for another day. My first winter summit of anything so that was an extra special prize.


woodstrider - Oct 11, 2006 8:56 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2000

Backpack  Sucess!

Came up from the Garfield Tentsite with my friend Nerses.

eric b

eric b - Sep 27, 2006 11:36 pm

Flume slide trail to Franconia ridge traverse  Sucess!

Beautiful view of cannon cliff and Lafayette was shrowded in clouds. two cars is key. start south working northward was easier than climbing up the Greenleaf trail for me (tried rock climbing at Eagle cliff before i knew there were route books. it wasnt a good idea. very rugged, the Franconia area is amazing. the traverse is a cakewalk.


bidwelldk - Sep 15, 2006 2:20 pm

Franconia Ridge  Sucess!

Great hike. Went on a crowded day and left a little late. All of the camping areas were full so we ended up sleeping on the trail in the rain.


bigwilly - Sep 2, 2006 8:17 pm Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2006

Pemmi traverse  Sucess!

Climbed it as part of a four day Pemmi wilderness traverse from Lincoln woods to Crawford notch. Fog rolled in right as we reached the summit and we didn't see anything.


jpvt - Aug 11, 2006 3:12 am Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2006

Lafayette/Lincoln/Little Haystack  Sucess!

great hike, great views, classic White Mtn. hike


rasgoat - Aug 6, 2006 10:53 pm

cold wet windy  Sucess!

up falling waters down old bridal path. falling waters good trail


musicmountain - Aug 2, 2006 1:24 am Date Climbed: Nov 5, 2006

Franconia Ridge  Sucess!

an unusually warm day


injektilo - Jun 10, 2006 1:41 am

Up Falling Waters, down Old Bridal Path  Sucess!

Did the loop in May 2006. Great views from all along the ridge.

royswkr - Jun 5, 2006 10:37 pm Date Climbed: Apr 26, 1962

One of the classic peaks of NH  Sucess!

Up past hut


Enapai - Mar 22, 2006 4:03 am Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2005

Route Climbed: Garfield Ridge Trail to Franconia Ridge Trail/ Down Falling Waters  Sucess!

Came over Mount Garfield from the Garfield Camp Site, hit Lincoln as well.


BearQueen - Feb 24, 2006 12:49 pm Date Climbed: May 30, 2004

Old Bridle Path  Sucess!

Went up with my husband EastKing! It was really windy!! I hurt both of my knees going down. However it gave me a good profile shot.


sprosseda - Jan 26, 2006 12:39 pm

Route Climbed: water trail - Lincoln - ridgeline - Bridal trail Date Climbed: June 2002  Sucess!

Went over Lincoln first, then along Franconia ridgeline (magnificent) and up to Lafayette. Views are awesome. Franconia ridge is one of the most spectacular mountain areas in the eastern US. Lafayette is a beautifully sculpted alpine mountain. Went down bridle trail. Entire day is full of views. Spectacular!


outdoors4sure37 - Jan 3, 2006 9:43 am

Route Climbed: Bridle Path to Greenleaf to Franconia Ridge to Falling Waters Date Climbed: December 28, 2005  Sucess!

Reached the summit and traversed the ridge on this overcast but clear December day. Great final hike of '05.


giggy - Dec 30, 2005 1:51 pm

Route Climbed: ridge travserse /OBP/falling waters/skoomachuck Date Climbed: many  Sucess!

great mt in all seaons

Matt Worster

Matt Worster - Nov 12, 2005 9:28 pm

Route Climbed: Ridge Traverse Date Climbed: 12 Aug 1994  Sucess!

My favorite hike in all the whites.


chairman - Nov 5, 2005 10:02 am

Route Climbed: Falling Water-Franconia Ridge-Old Bridle Pathh Date Climbed: Novermber 4, 2005  Sucess!

Very windy and foggy. Nice route. Writing trip report next.

Seth Maciejowski

Seth Maciejowski - Oct 18, 2005 10:15 am

Route Climbed: Falling Waters, Bridle Path, Greenleaf trail Date Climbed: Many Times  Sucess!

Lafayette is one of my favorite mountains in NH, the views are outstanding and the summit is beautiful. Two of my most memorable trips :

Climbing the bridle path to the top at night (arrived at the summit at 1 AM with noone around in July)

Climbing the bridle path at night in a blizzard in November. We did not make the summit and ended up camping in the middle of the trail near Greenleaf hut. There was 18" of fresh snow by morning. Fun Fun Fun!


mlandau3 - Sep 30, 2005 5:35 pm

Route Climbed: Franconia Ridge Traverse Date Climbed: September 27, 2005  Sucess!

Above the Greenleaf Hut, the wind blew the clouds away and it was a glorious summit day. Terrific views (even Washington eventually cleared). And every time I got tired on the Falling Waters trail I turned around and saw another beautiful waterfall!

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Sep 28, 2005 9:45 pm

Route Climbed: Franconia Ridge Date Climbed: July 3, 2003  Sucess!

not like summits out West, but cool to be on tundra in the East

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