Hike: Basin & Cascades Loop with a stop at Lonesome Lake.
The Waterfalls should be very exciting with all the rain!!!
Rating: (Beg Level 3)
4 miles of hiking along cascading waterfalls and mountain stream.
Elevation Gain: 1,250 ft
Meet in Lafayette Place Campground drop as many cars as possible and ride down to the trail head at the basin. Start our hike up from there. Spend some time at the basin and hike up the Cascade Brook Trail for 2.4 miles to the Lonesome Lake Hut. Eat lunch at the hut.. I think they serve food.. Not sure? I am a bag lunch person. Spend a hour there and then hike down returning on Lonesome Lake Trail. For 1.5 miles This down trail is well groomed and easy descent trail.
Lafayette Place Campground which is on the south bound side of the I-93 just south of Cannon Mountain inside the Franconia State Park Area.
Additional Trip Planning & Research:
I did my research using the Appalachian Mountain Club's "White Mountain Guide", trail maps, and the Internet. You need to become self-reliant by becoming familiar with the route, terrain, and potential hazards since you are ultimately responsible for your own safety.
Map # 4
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