Mount Lafayette, Lincoln, Little Haystack

Date of hike: 9/26/09

Old Bridle Path: 2.9 miles
Greenleaf Trail: 1.1 miles
Franconia Ridge Trail: 1.7 miles
Falling Waters Trail: 3.2 miles
Total Miles: 8.9 (3,900 elevation gain)

Trip Report:
- Solo hike, left RI at 5:30am on trail at 8am, summited Lafayette at 10am, Little Haystack at 11:15, finished at 12:45

- Hiked at quick pace (3,550 elevation gain in 2 hours) to beat the crowds but more importantly get back home to RI before 5pm to take care of the dog!
- Temps 35 degrees at start warmed up to 50's on the ridge and around 60 descending. Clear day with 100 plus miles visibility and absolutely no wind!
- The early start on the trail had me well ahead of the traffic of everyone taking advantage of a perfect weather day. Only passed about 12 people on way up Old Bridal Path (1 coming down) not many people on the ridge either, around a dozen or so. Once I got to Little Haystack it turned into a zoo! lost count somewhere around 200 people when coming down Falling Waters trail

-The Franconia Ridge from Lafayette, Lincoln, and Little Haystack is still one of my favorite hikes.
- Forgot how awesome the views are hiking up Bridle Path and Greenleaf trail
- Would have hiked the whole Franconia Ridge and down Flume Slide trail but with no one to look after my dog I had to book it back home

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Mount Lafayette Trailhead

Greenleaf Hut and Mount Lafayette

Greenleaf Trail

Franconia Ridge to Mount Lincoln

Mount Liberty and Flume from Lincoln Summit

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