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Mounts Lafayette & Lincoln - Solo Hiking

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Mt. Lafayette (5,260ft) Elevation Gain: 3,550ft Mt. Lincoln (5,089ft) Elevation Gain: 300ft Total Elevation Gain: 3,850ft Trails: Old Bridle Path, Greenleaf and Franconia Ridge Trail/Appalachian Trail Hut: Greenleaf Distance: 11.0 miles roundtrip Duration: 9.0 hrs (includes stops for breaks along the trail, and at the summit) My 4000+ Peaks #9 & #10 respectively Listed 4000+: #6 &7 respectively Difficulty: Very Strenuous This hike was strenuous indeed, but I had a great time. Even though the trails were crowded and both summits packed, the views and the experience were certainly worth the trip. Originally I was going to solo hike Mt. Jackson, but I was worried that with a farther ride, I would not start early like I would have liked to. With the hikes to Mounts Lafayette and Lincoln, I was pretty sure that the parking lot would not be full by the time I arrived. I had also been reading trail reports prior to this hike and all said not to expect