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Mount Lafayette, Franconia
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Mount Lafayette is a 5249ft mountain at the northern end of the Franconia Range in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, United States. It is located in the town of Franconia in Grafton County. It is on the New England Fifty Finest list of the most topographically prominent peaks in New England. The upper portion of the mountain is located in the alpine zone, an area where only small vegetation exists due to the harsh climate.The mountainA variety of trails lead up over 3,000 vertical feet to its exposed summit. The Greenleaf Trail begins at the parking lot for the Cannon Mountain tramway and ascends to the Appalachian Mountain Club's Greenleaf Hut, then continues to the summit. The Bridle Path trail follows a western spur ridge of Lafayette from Lafayette Place Campground on Interstate 93 past Greenleaf Hut and joins the Greenleaf Trail, reaching the summit 1.1mi after the hut. The peak is at the junction of the Garfield Ridge Trail, which follows the ridge northeast to Mount Garfield, and the Franconia Ridge Trail, which leads south to Mounts Lincoln, Liberty, and Flume. Both the Garfield Ridge Trail and the Franconia Ridge Trail form part of the Appalachian Trail.
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  • I was doing the loop Lafayette and it was wonderful for the colors. The landscape was breathtaking at the top of the peaks on the other hand he was unhappy too many people to be able to relax in the tranquility...
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  • 我們昨日才上去爬,走沒多久路上就有積雪,再往上走,看到山上都是烏雲密布,走到快到山頂,約剩0.25哩到山頂時大風狂吹,雪層超厚 建議現在不要上山 
  • We made the hike during peak season in October on a warm Saturday morning. Needless to say it was packed. The parking lot was full at 8:15 and we had to park on the side of the highway. This is a real...  more »