Profile picture
Parag @parags
, 18 tweets, 8 min read Read on Twitter
Spent my 4th of July holiday hiking on Franconia ridge in White mountains in New Hampshire. Was a hot day but beautiful views from the views made up for it.
I was planning to do a live twitter update of the hike like @gauravsabnis but, there was no cell coverage and gave up on it after a few tries. Was having such a great time with my kids that I forgot about twitter updates later on when there was cell signal.
Old bridle path up to Greenleaf Hut.
Views from Old Bridle path. First glimpse of Franconia ridge.
Greenleaf Hut was built in 1930 by @AppMtnClub
While hiking to Greenleaf Hut, the goal of hike is kind of abstract. It becomes clear when you can see the summit of Mt. Lafayette. Only 1.1 Mile away but seems so far and so high.
Closer to summit, Mt. Lafayette is a big rock pile which is very common for many 4000 footers in White mountains. Sometimes it is hard to spot the trail marker cairns among all the other rocks.
Higher elevations in White mountains is the only Alpine habitat east of Mississippi. These hardy plants survive the extremes of temperatures, snow, high winds and make these pretty flowers.
Made it to the summit.
On my favorite part of the hike. 1.5 miles on this ridge trail from Lafayette to Lincoln and on to Little Haystack. Beautiful vistas all around.
Looking back at Lafayette from Lincoln.
Panorama from Lincoln. You can see the parking lot at trailhead, old bridle path ridge, Greenleaf Hut, Lafayette and Franconia ridge trail.
Onwards to Little Haystack before taking Falling Waters trail down to the parking lot.
Ridge trail on the knife edge from Lincoln.
Many waterfalls along Falling Waters trail.
3900 ft elevation gain over 9 miles. It was a hard hike in all that heat. Happy that we finished with only sore legs and no injuries.
Several waterfalls on Falling Waters trail.…
Unroll this thread @threadreaderapp
Missing some Tweet in this thread?
You can try to force a refresh.

Like this thread? Get email updates or save it to PDF!

Subscribe to Parag
Profile picture

Get real-time email alerts when new unrolls are available from this author!

This content may be removed anytime!

Twitter may remove this content at anytime, convert it as a PDF, save and print for later use!

Try unrolling a thread yourself!

how to unroll video

1) Follow Thread Reader App on Twitter so you can easily mention us!

2) Go to a Twitter thread (series of Tweets by the same owner) and mention us with a keyword "unroll" @threadreaderapp unroll

You can practice here first or read more on our help page!

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!

This site is made by just three indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member and get exclusive features!

Premium member ($3.00/month or $30.00/year)

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!