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Franconia Ridge Loop (Intermediate)

  • Lafayette campground Parking Lot

    I-93 Exit 34B, Lincoln, NH (map)

    44.045555 -71.670555

  • Look for Boone the yellow Lab dog with a blue backpack.
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    Your safety, and the safety of the group, is the most important thing. If you underestimate the demands of this event; overestimate your experience, knowledge, skills or abilities; or come unprepared you put yourself or others at risk – consider this before you decide to participate.

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    Trip Information

    We'll be hiking the Franconia Ridge loop going up the Old Bridle Path, across Franconia Ridge and down the Falling Waters trail. The total distance is 9 miles with a book time of 6.5 hours.

    Weather

    Current weather report says rain and temperatures in the 40's to 50's up high.

    I will check the weather the day before the event. If it looks poor I'll cancel the trip by noontime. With an elevation change of 4000+ ft, the temperature can drop by 15 degrees or more from the bottom to the top of the mountain.

    Gear

    • Food and Water, at least 2 Quarts.
    • Raincoat and Rainpants
    • Flashlight or headlamp.
    • Map + Compass.
    • First aid kit and any emergency gear.

    Location

    Meet at the base of the trailhead across from the Lafayette campground. The hike will start at 8:00am so please arrive before then so you have time to prepare.

    Dogs are welcome.

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  • Garrett

    Due to the poor weather and low temperatures I'm canceling this hike. Mt. Washington is saying rain plus temps in the upper 30's tomorrow. This would make for a cold and uncomfortable hike, especially with wind on the ridgeline. I'll setup a new hike in a few weeks.

    June 2, 2012

  • Lisa R.

    I looked up the forecast for Lincoln, NH, and it seems that thunderstorms are now being forecasted for tomorrow.

    June 2, 2012

  • Jing

    Does anyone have space for another person in their car? I can meet anywhere in the Boston area. Thanks!

    June 1, 2012

  • Garrett

    The weather is calling for light rain this weekend. YOU WILL NEED RAINGEAR FOR THIS HIKE. This means a good raincoat with a hood and some warms layers underneath. The temperature up high will be in the 40F's to 50F's so you will need to dress warm.

    June 1, 2012

  • Patricia F.

    if i get off the wait list I would love to carpool..603-[masked]

    May 31, 2012

  • Jing

    Hey Vay,

    I would love to take you up on the ride if I can get on the attending list.

    May 31, 2012

  • Vay

    I'm also driving up 93N, starting from Lowell if anyone is in the area and needs a ride. I have room for two.

    May 31, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello, am on waitlist currently and being an eternal optimist thought I'd ask if there's any chance I could share a ride with someone! I am from UK visiting Boston (Woburn) area for a few days and would love to go hiking with your group.

    May 30, 2012

  • Lisa R.

    Garrett, it would be great to ride with you if you have room

    May 29, 2012

  • Lisa R.

    Is anybody coming from the Boston? I would really appreciate if someone has room for me.

    May 29, 2012

  • Lynne

    Garrett, Do you still have room for one? If so, OK to meet at Exit 2 Park & Ride?

    May 29, 2012

  • Garrett

    I will be coming up 93 and can fit 2 more people in my car. My dog will be in the car too.

    May 28, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    hi,

    Is it possible to do car pooling? I am little hesitant drive on my own

    Regards
    Banu

    May 28, 2012

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