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Mt. Lafayette, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lincoln, Little Haystack Mountain, Mt. Liberty, Mt. Flume
Franconia, NH, Lincoln, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking down the Greenleaf Trail on the way to Mt. Lafayette
Looking down the Greenleaf Trail on the way to Mt. Lafayette

Route: Old Bridle Path, Greenleaf Trail, (Mt. Lafayette), Franconia Ridge Trail, (Mt. Truman), Franconia Ridge Trail, (Mt. Lincoln), Franconia Ridge Trail, (Little Haystack Mountain), Franconia Ridge Trail, (Mt. Liberty), Franconia Ridge Trail, (Mt. Flume), Franconia Ridge Trail, Osseo Trail, Lincoln Woods Trail

Taking advantage of minimal snow depths, we spotted a vehicle at Lincoln Woods, another one at the Basin (in case of needing a bail out), and then headed up to Lafayette Place.

Starting off as a dark, cloudy day, we were forced to put on Microspikes to get up the Old Bridle Path, as the rocky/ledgy areas had a decent layer of ice on them. After a break at the hut, we continued up to treeline, where we suddenly broke out of the clouds and into an awesome undercast.

From the summit of Mt. Lafayette, the only peaks initially visible were the Presidentials, Bonds, and part of Mt. Moosilauke.

Heading along the ridge to Truman and Lincoln, the undercast dropped a bit, revealing some additional peaks.

After passing over Mt. Lincoln, I took off my spikes and walked over to Little Haystack. By this point, Liberty and Flume had mostly emerged from the undercast.

Wanting to get out in daylight, we chugged along to Liberty and then to Flume, where there were still some nice looks at the undercast in the Pemi. Upon getting out of the wind, we stopped for a snack break, then headed down the icy stairs, then zoned out for the long, flat walk out to Lincoln Woods.


Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Mt. Lafayette
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal
Destination: Mt. Truman
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Moderate
Navigation: Moderate
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Moderate
Destination: Mt. Lincoln
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Very Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Moderate
Destination: Little Haystack Mountain
Length: Difficult
Steepness: Very Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Moderate
Destination: Mt. Liberty
Length: Difficult
Steepness: Very Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal
Destination: Mt. Flume
Length: Difficult
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Sunday, November 7, 2010
Hike Commenced: 7:34 AM
Parking Elevation: 1,965'
Destination: Mt. Lafayette
Ascent Commenced: 7:34 AM
Summit Reached: 10:21 AM
Time Elapsed: 02:47
Trailhead Elevation: 1,980'
Summit Elevation: 5,260'
Distance: 4 miles
Vertical Gain: 3,650'
Destination: Mt. Truman
Ascent Commenced: 10:29 AM
Summit Reached: 10:49 AM
Time Elapsed: 00:20
Trailhead Elevation: 5,260'
Summit Elevation: 5,000'
Vertical Gain: 120'
Destination: Mt. Lincoln
Ascent Commenced: 10:50 AM
Summit Reached: 11:05 AM
Time Elapsed: 00:15
Trailhead Elevation: 5,000'
Summit Elevation: 5,089'
Vertical Gain: 219'
Destination: Little Haystack Mountain
Ascent Commenced: 11:08 AM
Summit Reached: 11:40 AM
Time Elapsed: 00:32
Trailhead Elevation: 5,089'
Summit Elevation: 4,780'
Vertical Gain: 150'
Destination: Mt. Liberty
Ascent Commenced: 11:44 AM
Summit Reached: 12:56 PM
Time Elapsed: 01:12
Trailhead Elevation: 4,780'
Summit Elevation: 4,459'
Vertical Gain: 459'
Destination: Mt. Flume
Ascent Commenced: 1:01 PM
Summit Reached: 1:41 PM
Time Elapsed: 00:40
Trailhead Elevation: 4,459'
Summit Elevation: 4,328'
Vertical Gain: 438'
Hike Ended: 4:10 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 8:36
Hike Vertical Gain: 5,226'


The Old Bridle Path trailhead near I-93
The Old Bridle Path trailhead near I-93

Looking up the Greenleaf Trail on the way to Mt. Lafayette
Looking up the Greenleaf Trail on the way to Mt. Lafayette

Looking at the Presidentials from the Mt. Lafayette summit - Click to enlarge
Looking at the Presidentials from the Mt. Lafayette summit

The Franconia Ridge Trail on the way to Mt. Truman
The Franconia Ridge Trail on the way to Mt. Truman

Looking at the Bonds from Mt. Truman - Click to enlarge
Looking at the Bonds from Mt. Truman

The Franconia Ridge Trail on the way to Mt. Lincoln
The Franconia Ridge Trail on the way to Mt. Lincoln

Mt. Lafayette as seen from Mt. Lincoln - Click to enlarge
Mt. Lafayette as seen from Mt. Lincoln

The Franconia Ridge Trail between Mt. Lincoln and Little Haystack
The Franconia Ridge Trail between Mt. Lincoln and Little Haystack

Mt. Washington as seen from near the summit of Little Haystack Mountain - Click to enlarge
Mt. Washington as seen from near the summit of Little Haystack Mountain

The Franconia Ridge Trail on the way to Mt. Liberty
The Franconia Ridge Trail on the way to Mt. Liberty

Looking into the Pemi from Mt. Liberty - Click to enlarge
Looking into the Pemi from Mt. Liberty

The Franconia Ridge Trail between Mt. Liberty and Mt. Flume
The Franconia Ridge Trail between Mt. Liberty and Mt. Flume

Looking up the Franconia Ridge from Mt. Flume - Click to enlarge
Looking up the Franconia Ridge from Mt. Flume

Topographic map of Mt. Lafayette, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lincoln, Little Haystack Mountain, Mt. Liberty, Mt. Flume - Click to enlarge


Directions to trailhead: Take Interstate 93 north from Lincoln to the Lafayette Place exit. The Lincoln Woods WMNF fee parking area is located east of Loon ski area on Route 112.

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