Mount Lafayette, Franconia

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Outdoor Activity · Hidden Gem
Mount Lafayette is a 5,249-foot (1,600 m) mountain at the northern end of the Franconia Range in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, United States. It lies in the town of Franconia in Grafton County, and appears on the New England Fifty Finest list of the most topographically prominent peaks in New England. The mountain's upper reaches are located in the alpine zone, an area where only dwarf vegetation exists due to the harsh climate.
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  • If you find yourself thinking about climbing a mountain in the Whites mountains that is over 4,000 in elevation, do NOT make Mt. Lafayette your first. It is one of the biggest and most challenging in....  more »
  • I have gone to school in this area, worked and played here. There is plenty for everyone to see and participate in. Incredible vistas, hikes to lofty views, waterfalls and streams to refresh your...  more »
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  • One of the toughest and most beautiful hikes. Did the loop in 7 hours with my two dogs. Besides panzies at the summit complaining about well behaved off leash dogs, it was a great experience.
  • Amazing mountain! Great views all around. The ridge is so cool and every time I've gone there was a glider crusing above.

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