– Lat/Long: 44.16° N 71.64° W

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Mount Lafayette mountain guide

Amazing Hike, Mount Lafayette photo

Mount Lafayette

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taking a rest, Mount Lafayette photo

Mount Lafayette

Photo credit: Eric Gaffin

Mount Lafayette photo

Mount Lafayette

Photo credit: David LeFevre

Lafayette from Greenleaf Hut, Mount Lafayette photo

Mount Lafayette

Photo credit: Kevin Kilpatrick

  • Elevation: 1603 m
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Mount Lafayette Climbing Notes

Jun from UNITED STATES writes:

Solo climb on a Friday morning.
Arrived in the am. Slept in the trailhead parking lot in my car till 7am when I started onto the Old Bridle Path. No fees to park. They have restrooms at the trailhead parking lot. 4 miles to the AMC hut which is closed during winter season. Trail was pretty much broken into so not hard to follow. Saw a few people trekking up with no snowshoes so it is manageable but more difficult. From the AMC hut about a mile to the summit. The steepest part of the trail to the summit lies a few hundred feet from the summit next to some very large boulders. Decided to turn back due to crampon issues. It took me 8 hours round trip at a slow pace with breaks in between.


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