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    Kristen Beckwith completed Pine Hill Trail

    4 days ago

    Kristen Beckwith completed Pine Hill Trail

    4 days ago

    Kristen Beckwith added walk

    about 1 month ago

    Kristen Beckwith added welch dickey

    2 months ago

    Kristen Beckwith added walk

    2 months ago

    Kristen Beckwith added walk

    2 months ago

    Kristen Beckwith added wapack

    3 months ago

    Kristen Beckwith added walk

    3 months ago

    Kristen Beckwith added longer hike

    3 months ago

    Kristen Beckwith added hiking

    3 months ago

    Kristen Beckwith added blue hills

    3 months ago

    Kristen Beckwith added Morning Hike

    5 months ago

    Kristen Beckwith reviewed Mount Lafayette and Franconia Ridge Trail Loop

    about 1 year ago

    This was our second time doing this loop. Do your reading and research if you've not done it, and make sure you check the weather and bring everything you should have for this type of hike. We are "middle aged" (49) only semi-fit hikers who hike slowly and carefully. Everyone passed us, but we took our time deliberately and it was not bad at all. Poles made a world of difference from when I hiked it 2 years ago without them. I strained my knee that day coming down, but this time the poles took a lot of the stress and weight off of them. First time we hiked it in about 7 hours (8 including breaks) but this time we took about 9.5 hours at an enjoyable pace. Highly recommend beginning with Falling Waters Trail. While it's only slightly steeper than Old Bridle Trail, the location of the Greenleaf Hut is much more welcome when you're starting down and have a good deal of the hike behind you. My least favorite part of the hike is the very smooth, slippery-when-dry rock you sometimes encounter on Old Bridle. Go slowly, use poles, and use your head. :) We will be doing this hike again in the future.