Lafayette can be a real you-know-what, she can kill. Along with the Northern Presi's, like Madison and Adams, it gets underestimated way too easy. KDT brings out a good point, if one is unfamiliar terrain -wise it is easy to assume 'let's go down the west side, that's where the highway is', but it is also into the N-NW winds, despite the inconvienence of going down into the Pemi (related to where you may be parked or some other stuff like that)it could save your life. Those N-NW winds can really rip ya, they start at Hudson Bay and there ain't nothin' stoppin' them in between.
"LIVE FREE OR DIE...DEATH IS NOT THE WORST OF ALL EVILS." Gen. John Stark. "by reason of much foule weather and Extreme Bad Woods to travel in..." From the letter of my Great Uncle, Samuel Willard (accompanied by my grandfather Henry), to Governor Dummer on August 16, 1725, explaining the reason for his return, being instructed to "range all the country", of the Wawobadenik (White Mountains) July 19-August 16, 1725. I am a 13th generation New Englander and proud of it.