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Once a year, Dave, takes a trip to New Hampshire for some hiking and relaxing. Dave is from New York and looks forward to this trip each year. This year Dave planned is biggest hike yet, a traverse of Franconia Ridge including a summit of Lafayette.

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For many the Lafayette traverse is the most beautiful hike in the White Mountains. Indeed is is a special place. Stunning views of the eight Presidential Summits, Vermont Summits, and the Pemigewasset Wilderness. Not to mention the alpine flowers and rugged landscape.

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One of my favorite ski descents.

Traversing the ridge a hiker is exposed an entirely different environment. Due to the elevation the climate is similar to the environment found in Newfoundland and Labrador. To Dave, he said it was as exotic as being on the Moon.

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Alpine Flowers.

We traversed the ridge under perfect weather, building clouds, and a cool breeze. We were both happy to be in the Alpine.

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To the west of the ridge is New Hampshires largest alpine wall, Cannon Cliff.

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Cloud Shadows over the Pemigewasset Wilderness.

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Clouds over the ridge.

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Waterfalls are just part of the stunning beauty on this adventure.

Thank you Dave for a great day in the hills.

Alex Teixeira