Mount Lafayette Climber's Log

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tioga - Jun 14, 2014 9:01 am Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2014

Great View, Lot's of People  Sucess!

This was peak #4 on our 5-day excursion. We passed 2 very large groups on our way to the summit. One group stated they had 57 people and the other had probably somewhere in the 20-30 range. There were a lot of folks up on the ridge for a Monday. We were glad to get away from the Franconia Ridge and to get into more isolated territory.


Onager - Jan 17, 2014 10:26 am Date Climbed: Jan 17, 2014

Tough in the winter  Sucess!

My girlfriend and I set off on the Falling Waters trail around 6am, arriving at the summit of Little Haystack around 9:30am. From there we traversed the ridge to the summit of Mount Lincoln. From Lincoln we set off for the summit of Mount Lafayette around 12:15pm. We had zero visibility all day above treeline, making it tough to navigate certain sections and gauge how far we had to go. We finally have top of the line gear, except that my new new-matic BD sabretooth crampons kept popping off my Koflach arctis expe boots. After the 4th time they came off I switched to my hybrid crampons and life was swell. Took the Bridal Veil Falls trail 2.9 miles back to the trailhead, arriving around 3pm. Great day.


catullus - Sep 2, 2013 6:24 am Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2013

franconia ridge  Sucess!

nice little ridge hike

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andrew hemmerling - Aug 6, 2013 10:42 am

Found the General  Sucess!

Did the Haystack-Lincoln-Lafayette loop. Found General Lafayette and thanked him for all he did for us in the 18th century. Didn't expect the trail to be so cared for on the ridge, was like hiking up the Empire State Building


whatdoIknow - Jun 3, 2013 7:52 pm

first winter climb  Sucess!

Just harsh enough on the summit to make it really feel like a winter climb


LP - Apr 16, 2013 4:46 pm Date Climbed: Apr 13, 2013

Ridge Traverse   Sucess!

Awesome late season trip across the ridge.

DownSideFX - Mar 25, 2013 3:33 pm Date Climbed: Mar 23, 2013

Near white out, sketchy!  Sucess!

Headed up on 3/23, lots of snow on the trails but it wasn't nearly as windy as the parking lot. Once we got past the Greenleaf Hut the wind picked up. Visibility dropped to about 15-20 feet at times nearing the summit, we turned around probably 50 yards shy as the visibility was rough.. could barely find the rock pyramids but made it back to the hut in about 30 minutes. Definitely one of the dicier situations I've been in, glad we were dressed appropriately minus goggles. Heading down was a blast, the trails were basically long glissade chutes, covered 50-100 yards at one point in a matter of seconds :)


joseyinnet - Mar 8, 2013 9:26 am Date Climbed: Mar 6, 2013

white out  Sucess!

Tried to do this a few years ago during torrential rain, and ended up destroying my boots. A lot easier to do in the snow. Pretty windy at the top.


mtneering - Feb 14, 2013 8:18 pm Date Climbed: Jan 1, 1993

2 decades  Sucess!

Been my 4 seasons traingin grounds for two decades

CaribouBoreal - Feb 11, 2013 9:35 am Date Climbed: Feb 9, 2013

Too much snow!

Not successful. Almost got to the tree line of little haystack. Hard hard work to move through 3 feet++ of snow. Windy. Traces disappeared behind us. 7 hours return. Would have taken 20 hours to go around.


ken93 - Nov 23, 2012 10:48 am Date Climbed: Dec 10, 2011

no snow  Sucess!

nice views


ljbailey - Nov 16, 2012 11:41 pm

nice hike  Sucess!

would love to do this hike in the winter


ajberry - Oct 27, 2012 12:50 pm Date Climbed: Sep 26, 2012

Ridge traverse  Sucess!

A nice walk, despite low cloud and drizzle...


Redwic - Sep 18, 2012 12:53 am Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2012

Franconia Ridge Traverse  Sucess!

With all of the primary goals accomplished for my big NE USA trip, I had several days for garbage time (i.e. extra peakbagging and CoHPing, and sightseeing). Mount Lafayette had been previously recommended to me, with its large prominence being the carrot that led this rabbit to it. I did the trail traverse that crossed multiple named hills. After the nice morning hike, I drove south... first to Worcester (MA) for a hockey-related visit and then to Rhode Island for a couple of CoHPs (Bristol, Newport).


Laron - Aug 21, 2012 10:53 am

Flume to Garfield traverse  Sucess!

Summit #5 on a traverse from Flume to Garfield. Great fun!


JRaphaelson - Jun 25, 2012 11:18 am Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2011

Route Climbed: Franconia Ridge Loop  Sucess!

Hiked the classic Little Haystack, Lincoln, Lafayette. The first time was cloudy and rainy. Did it a little under a year later and was graced with a perfect day with almost no crowds.

ape - Jun 21, 2012 4:39 pm Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2011

Pemi loop backpack  Sucess!

Did a Pemi Loop over 2.5 days with a couple of friends. Going counter clockwise, camped at Guyot and Garfield tent sites. Saw an awesome lightning over a town to the north storm from Garfield; got hailed on in a lightning storm on the way out on the last day. Had a bottle of Bowmore with us.


technicolorNH - May 24, 2012 1:54 pm Date Climbed: May 23, 2012

Franconia Ridge  Sucess!

Did a slightly longer version of the usual circuit loop by adding Mt Liberty too. Parked at Liberty Springs, climbed up to Liberty then across the ridgeline over to Lincoln and Lafayette. Was glad the caretaker at the hut (Kate) left out some pop tarts to buy. I was famished. Down Bridle Path and then an easy walk on the multi use path in the notch back to the Liberty Springs campsite. Eight hours round trip.


cbeats - Jan 31, 2012 1:01 pm Date Climbed: Jan 29, 2012

Icy summit  Sucess!

Large ice slab about 100 feet from the summit turned most people without crampons and/or an axe around. Trail below treeline was well packed - great views along the ridge.

mbfox13 - Jan 29, 2012 7:33 pm Date Climbed: Jan 29, 2012

Franconia Ridge  Sucess!

Fun loop starting from Falling Waters and then the Haystack to Lincoln to Lafayette Ridge and down the Greenleaf trail. Excessive winds at the summit on top of low temperatures. All around a great climb though

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