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 L & L Loop 8/27 
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 L & L Loop 8/27
Steven & I needed to get out for a quick AM hike, as we both had obligations that didn't include hiking for a better part of the day :shock:

We breezed up the Falling Waters trail, and though the parking lot was about 1/2 full, it appeared that the bulk of our fellow hikers were not on this trail. Footing was good, so we cruised along with ease. Always good to hike with Steven, as you can truly get ALL caught up on current events in about every topic you can think of.

There was nary a breeze up on the ridge, but what a beautiful day! As always, the trot across to Lafayette was wonderful, and again, the crush of hikers was not found along that section. We encountered 2 thru hikers, standing in the north Lincoln segment of the trail, who were grinning from ear to ear at the views in every direction. We welcomed them to NH, after inquiring if they had ever been here before. They were definitely pleased to be in the Whites. There was only a smattering of "us" on Lafayette summit, which included one very handsome White dog.

From the summit down, we would encounter a constant stream of hikers, most of whom were ascending..........actually, I believe they ALL were. We bumped into PAM :D just above the aggies. She was out doing her usual trail run, commented on the super conditions of the day, but we agreed we can't wait for WINTER :D

It's really amazing when you get back to the parking lot and find that every space is occupied by a vehicle.............. Somehow the trails are able to hold up under this kind of use, thankfully so, as I'm sure all of us would be bummed if we couldn't access it when we wanted to. As Mtn Magic has indicated, being able to hike on these heavily used trails at non-peak times is the best, but who could fault any of us for picking this loop on a weather day like Saturday ~

The closer we got to the trailhead, the more I obsessed about having to where "heels" for the remainder of the day :roll: I had a wedding to attend in the afternoon, but at least the whole affair was being held locally!
As we drove south and left the parkway, we found 3 thru hiking lads headed for Lincoln. One was wearing a Kilt :lol: They were on a mission, they NEEDED to get to McDonald's. We stuffed the 3 of them and their huge packs into the back of the vehicle, and minutes later dropped them at their beckoning Oasis. It appears that we all got our Fix for the day.


Sun Aug 28, 2005 7:23 am
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Hey Cath... I saw a "T-H" wearing a kilt also.. he was heading down from Guyot towards Zealand. He had a big red beard and a nose ring. Perhaps the same guy who has "special powers?" :?: Hehe.

It WAS a gorgeous day and glad to hear PAM is still out there, I saw her back on the 4th when I did the Pemi-loop.

Thanks for the report!

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Hi Cath!

Great hike to Lafayette, those 3 thru hikers sure needed that ride, (a kilt is a fine way to adjust to your current waistline!) and you got to go to a wedding afterwards too. It just doesn't get much better.

Greetings and welcome to the boards!
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Sorry for the late post, but thanks for this report, good stuff!

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