Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Little Haystack, Mount Lincoln, Mount Lafayette (6/3/14)

Little Haystack
--3 mi one way--

Mt. Lincoln
--.7 mi (from Little Haystack)--

Mt. Lafayette
--.9 mi (from Lincoln OR 3.8 mi from trail head via Old Bridle Path)--

Trail head Parking: Free

The Last time we hiked this was in horrible wet weather. 
Last year

This year!!

Walking across the ridge, Jesse, Dave, and Carolyn.

Cannon Mountain with Lonesome Lake to the far left

Heading down from Lafayette

Greenleaf Hut

Heart shaped lake

What we wrote last year! :)

Steep part

Last year

Lapland Rosebay (Rhododendron lapponicum)

And as Always:

Arethusa Falls (#3) & Frankenstein Cliff

This was my first time hiking to Frankenstein Cliff and third time to Arethusa (NH's tallest waterfall).
(Parking was free, or a donation if one would like.)

We decided to change things up, instead of heading up on the regular Arethusa Falls Trail, we went down Bemis Brook Trail which brought us to see a couple of nice waterfalls.

"Fawn's Pool"

"Coliseum Falls"

The trail connects back to Arethusa Falls Trail. This was the first time seeing the falls without ice on it. There were a few other people there. 

Next up was Frankenstein Cliff Trail. This trail was a little hard than I was expecting. 


Heading down from the cliff was difficult. Some spots were wet and the trail was not marked very well. We ended up going down the wrong way.