Thursday, September 2, 2010

Third time is a charm!

This trip to the Franconia Ridge marks the third attempt Alyson and I have made to summit Mt Lafayette in the White Mountains.

Granted this is not a sheer cliff requiring 12 pitches, but the mountain is a challenge nonetheless. The first 2 attempts were cut short at a mere 1.1 miles from summit due to weather changes (total fog out, sleet/ice).

Finally, the summit of Lafayette!

This two day trip was about as perfect as you can get. Warm sunny weather, great campsite (Liberty Springs) and a long decent requiring a 3 mile walk out on the bike path back to the car. I'm not going to lie, my legs STILL hurt, but it was worth every second!

Camp at Liberty Springs Tent Site


1 comment:

frenchdesigns said...

congrats on LaFayette!

Enjoyed the Liberty Campsite photo and the limited focus filter effect (IPhone?)

Looked to be the same weekend of Sept 28, I finally managed to summit Mt Washington on a third attempt, as well. Being stopped by 90mph wind the first attempt and then getting .2 from summit with rime ice forming on sweaty layers, beginning to rain and just out of time/daylight to get back down below tree line before dark...

But this was a great weekend to be up above 5000 feet in the Whites!

thanks, Rob French,