Hiking Mt. Lafayette

At the end of September, I hiked the Mt. Lafayette and Franconia Ridge Loop trail in the White Mountains of New Hampshire with my family. 

The first section of the hike was beautiful. It seemed like the Fall foliage was in its peak, with a brilliant array of red, yellow, and orange leaves. We passed several waterfalls, which added a pleasant soundscape to the experience.  Once we got above the treeline, we were blasted with high winds and low visibility while we trekked across Little Haystack, Mt. Lincoln, and finally Mt. Lafayette. Because of the fog, we didn't get spectacular views at the top, but the rough conditions also made the hike more fun. As we descended, we got were able to get a nice view of the surrounding landscape. Perhaps the best part of the hike was enjoying a cup of hot chocolate at the Green Leaf Hut near Eagle Lake. 

I filmed this video using a Canon 5D Mark III, with a 24mm Sigma Lens, mounted on a Joby Gorilla Pod. Filming and editing this in a calm, ambient style was a lot of fun and I look forward to creating more hiking videos like this in the future.


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