Wow what a beautiful peak to climb. I have climbed it, along with Lincoln, several times and always appreciate its beauty. I strongly recommend doing it in winter. The ridge in its white brilliance is a great place to be!
One of my favorite hikes in the White Mountains. There was a guy playing bagpipes on the summit this time.
The trail we took up to the lodge was not crowded, but from there up things were packed. Probably saw close to one-hundred people on the mountain that day. The scenery was great, though, with the fall color changing and interesting weather.
A Real Classic. Hiked it many Times-The Ridge To Lincoln is Tops. My Best Time up is 1:30 With Bruce Nadeau.
Hiked this on a cold fall day, up the Falling Waters Trail to Little Haystack, Lincoln, and then Lafayette. There was some snow at the top, just a dusting, and it made for some amazing pictures. Great hike.
This is the first winter hike I did with my (now husband). Brings back good cold memories. :-)
While the weather was uncooperative, the hike was outstanding! Up Falling Waters, over Little Haystack, Lincoln, and Lafayette, then down the Old Bridle Path. An absoultely great day out with my 12 year old son. Can't wait to do it again.
Windy and wet, especially the 2 miles on the ridge - reminded me of Ireland. Low 40s with 40 mph wind gusts, but still a nice break from the 100 degree weather in the south. 5 and a half hour trip, including coffee at the Greenleaf Hut. I'll bet nice views were to be had from the ridge. Guess I'll have to find out another time.
Third peak on an overnight traverse. Hiked up the Liberty Spring Trail and stayed at the Liberty Spring Tentsite.
Climbed this one on my first hike on the wonderful Franconia Ridge Traverse loop. Unfortunately, it was very windy at the summit (perhaps gusting between 50 and 60mph), and no views were to be had on the summit of Lafayette. Was still a fun hike though.
Part of an overnight trip.
7 hours. Climbed counter-clockwise up falling waters. Great day, sunny and in the 60's. Nice views to the Presidentials still with some snow. Ideal day in the White Mountains.
came over along the ridge from Little Haystack, crossing Mt. Lincoln. Took the Old Bridle Path back down
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.
Came up from the Garfield Tentsite with my friend Nerses.
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.
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.
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.
great hike, great views, classic White Mtn. hike