Starting Location: Franconia Notch
Destination: Greenleaf Hut
Total Miles: 1816.6
Got a later start this morning, but it paid off with a quick view of Cannon Mt. and the remnants of the Old Man of the Mountain on our hitch back to the trail in addition to the weather breaking into sunshine once we finished the long gruelling climb out of the notch and up onto Franconia Ridge. An absolutely perfect day to enjoy this utterly breathtaking ridge.
This has been my favorite day on the trail for scenery so far, and Waldo, Walk On, and I took it slow on our short day to Greenleaf Hut, about a half-mile off the AT straight down from the summit of Mt. Lafayette. An easy work-for-stay arrangement here since not many thru-hikers venture this far off the AT to stay. An excellent day that I’ll never forget.