TRIPS & EVENTS

Lonesome Lake Hike

Hiking/Walk
DATE: May 11, 2019
END DATE: May 11, 2019

Trip/Event Location: Franconia NH

Trip Leader(s)


Cartman
Framingham, MA United States,

snowsurfer
Framingham, MA United States

Meeting Time: 11:00 AM

Max # People: 15

Trip Guiding / Event Fee: No, I will not be asking participants for money

Difficulty Level:

Easy to Moderate

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Region: New England

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Summary

Join Don and myself as we hike to Lonesome Lake Hut. This is a great spring warm up hike. The hike is about 3 1/2 miles round trip, with 1000 feet of elevation gain.  The trip starts out hiking through the Lafayette Place campground and follows the Lonesome Lake Trail up to Lonesome Lake around Lonesome Lake to the hut. The trip distance may be short but it packs a steady incline up to the lake.  When the trail reaches Lonesome Lake there is a series of planks that lead to Lonesome Lake Hut. The hike provides great views of Franconia Ridge peaks on the east side of the notch.  We plan on taking a break at the hut, bring a snack or lunch if you wish.  The trail may still have some snow on it on the upper part near the lake, but won't be bad enough to require snowshoes.  Dress appropriately for spring weather in the Whites: shorts or convertible hiking pants, and a windbreaker/raingear (just in case).  Also bring along lunch or snacks, water and sunscreen.  Please no dogs on this hike.

Layafette Place Campground parking lot is on the southbound side of I-93, between Lincoln NH and Cannon Mt. Ski Center.  If traveling I-93 northbound, there is a turnaround spot at the Cannon Mt tramway exit to get you to I-93 south.  We will meet on the left side of the parking lot. Look for our green Mini Copper

Trip Leader(s)

Cartman

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Framingham, MA


United States
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snowsurfer

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate


Framingham, MA


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markus24

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Center Barnstead, NH


United States
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Philip

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate


Tuftonboro, NH


United States
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WalkaboutBrian

Outdoor Fitness Level: Very Strenuous


Barnstead, NH


United States
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