Mount Lafayette Climber's Log

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forgues9999 - May 7, 2011 4:03 pm Date Climbed: Oct 11, 2008

Clear skies

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.


friday - Mar 20, 2011 11:57 pm Date Climbed: Mar 19, 2011

Blue skies, cold and windy... a.k.a Perfect!  Sucess!

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.


Kristin5berry - Feb 10, 2011 4:26 am Date Climbed: Jan 24, 2011

my fav 4k

sumitted too many times to count, durring all seasons. Been lucky meeting new friends on OBP as well


jjdubs - Feb 9, 2011 6:13 pm

Old Bridle  Sucess!

Once via an Old Bridle Path loop, another time camping at Liberty Springs for a weekend


AlexeyD - Jan 24, 2011 1:23 pm Date Climbed: Jan 23, 2011

yet another Franconia loop  Sucess!

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.


MoapaPk - Jan 20, 2011 11:51 pm

In 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.

Dennis Poulin

Dennis Poulin - Oct 22, 2010 4:30 pm Date Climbed: Oct 12, 2010

Loop trail  Sucess!

Hiked up the Falling Waters Trail to Little Haystack, AT to Lincoln and Lafayette, down Greenleaf and Bridal Path. Nice day.


LDuszer - Oct 6, 2010 11:13 pm Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2007

some of the best views in the region  Sucess!

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.


WhiteInVermont - Sep 17, 2010 5:32 pm

Late Winter  Sucess!

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.


lambpasty - Sep 13, 2010 4:04 pm Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2010

Flume to Lafayette and back  Sucess!

Weather wasn't cooperating as we'd hoped so the summit was completely fogged in. Still a fun 17 mile walk nonetheless.


MartaKast - Jun 12, 2010 8:27 pm Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2009

Mount Lafayette  Sucess!

Did the loop, was very windy on the ridge but a fun hike.


MelNino - Jun 5, 2010 6:36 pm Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2010

B-day hike  Sucess!

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!


Alika - May 14, 2010 1:46 pm

Done it a few times at Camp!  Sucess!

Fun Mountain


Jofa - Apr 29, 2010 1:33 pm Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2009

did the loop too  Sucess!

ran up the loop from 93, big mountain but easy on a beautiful sunny day


mmcguigan - Dec 19, 2009 9:48 pm Date Climbed: Dec 19, 2009


Did the loop - great hie with blue sky. Super cold.


imzadi - Dec 7, 2009 2:09 pm Date Climbed: Nov 22, 2009

franconia has views?  Sucess!

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 least the trail was awesome!


RockOn - Sep 26, 2009 11:35 pm Date Climbed: Sep 26, 2009

Perfect Day!!!  Sucess!

Just climbed it today. Absolutely fantastic weather. I think I could see Europe.....

GhostHiker - Aug 7, 2009 9:59 am Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2009

Perfect Views  Sucess!

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.


cbucker - Aug 5, 2009 2:35 pm Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2009

rough on the knee  Sucess!

Hiked Franconia ridge, knee pain from torn PCL in March. Perfect day for a ridge walk.


Lenny72 - Aug 2, 2009 5:51 pm Date Climbed: Nov 19, 1995

Mount Lafayette Summit  Sucess!

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.

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