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 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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  • This hike is highly recommended. National Geographic has rated this as one of top 10 hikes in the world. And I would say I agree. It is though with way over 1.000 meter hight meter to overcome. But it...  more »
  • Lafayette is a great hike with a little bit of everything, in the trees, a hut, overlooks, and above tree line. If weather cooperates it provides spectacular views. I recommend the Skookumchuck trail ...  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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