The Franconia Ridge Traverse is one of the most sought after hikes in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. We will hike a total of 8.6 miles on this ridge line traverse. As we ascend via the Falling Waters Trail we will pass distinct cascades such as Stairs Falls, Swiftwater Falls (60 ft), and Cloudland Falls. to 4780 ft Little Haystack Mtn.. From here on we traverse the exposed ridgeline to Mt Lincoln (5089 ft) and Mt Lafayette (5260 ft). Weather permitting we will have the panorama of the Pemigwasset Wilderness before us peering at iconic Mt Washington and remote peaks such as The Bonds, Twins, Owl's Head before hiking to rustic Greenleaf Hut to overnight before descending via the Greenleaf trail. Amazing!
Greenleaf Hut is a high mountain hut that offers simple bunk room accommodations; a warm wood burning stove; and a full kitchen where we will prepare our dinner and breakfast and share our camaraderie. Because this is the self service season we will be sharing in packing up our own food supplies and participate in kitchen duties.
This trip is scheduled on a Friday, exiting on Saturday to enhance our enjoyment of our surroundings with fewer people around. Early Spring conditions will likely exist. Participants must be familiar with hiking above treeline in the border seasons.
That being said, if you have a yearning for adventure and love hiking, please come join us!