Ascent of Parker Mountain on 2012-01-02
|Date:||Monday, January 2, 2012|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Location:||USA-New Hampshire|
| Elevation:||1400 ft / 426 m|
Ascent Trip ReportShort, 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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