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Ascent of Parker Mountain on 2012-01-02

Climber: Ryan Aschbrenner

Date:Monday, January 2, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Parker Mountain
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:1400 ft / 426 m

Ascent Trip Report

Short, relatively easy hike out-and-back on the Spencer Smith Trail, starting at Route 126.

I was nearly fooled by what seemed like a false summit, with nice views toward the east, and some cairns and other rock structures. I continued past that point, and soon came out at the highest point. The summit has maybe the largest cairn I've seen. It's at least 10' tall, and it seems symmetric, coming to a point at the top. Very well-constructed.

It was an unusually-warm January day. I didn't see any snow, but there was some ice to deal with.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:430 ft / 131 m
    Trailhead:Route 126 trailhead  970 ft / 295 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Partly Cloudy



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