Falling Waters Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, and Old Bridle Path. 8.9 mile loop, 3900 feet of elevation gain.
Alex, Sage, and I revisited classic Franconia Ridge last Sunday. This time around, we did the loop counter-clockwise (up Falling Waters Trail first, over the ridge, and down Old Bridle Path).
We had perfect weather and we were on the trails early enough to beat most of the crowds.
We get on a plane tomorrow morning and I have another trip report to write, so I'll let the photos tell the story.
|Beginning Falling Waters Trail|
Falling Waters Trail passes a few gorgeous waterfalls on the way up to Little Haystack.
|Upper portion of Falling Waters Trail|
We reached treeline and walked a tenth of a mile to Little Haystack.
|View of Cannon's cliffs from Little Haystack.|
|Sage on Little Haystack|
After swigging a bit of water, we traveled to Lincoln.
|Alex and Sage on Mt. Lincoln, with Flume and Liberty in the background.|
Another short break and it was on to Lafayette.
|View of Greenleaf Hut from the ridge|
|View from North Lincoln|
|Looking south from North Lincoln|
|Lafayette, straight ahead!|
|View south from near the summit of Lafayette|
We reached Lafayette and took a half hour break.
We ate, we drank, we descended...
We were back at the car five and a half hours after we'd left it, which isn't bad. We hadn't intended to rush, but we made great time nonetheless.
|Looking back at the Agonies on the way down Old Bridle Path|
It was another fine day in the woods -- and above treeline!
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