Salty's Parker Trip Reports


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Date Climbed: 08/14/2010

Distance: 11.7 miles

Low Elevation: 720 feet
High Elevation: 3415 feet
Elevation Gain: 4000 feet
Elevation Loss: 3670 feet

Start Location: Mt Langdon TH
Finish Location: Davis Path TH
Route: Mt. Langdon Trail, Mt. Cave Path to ledge and back, Mt. Langdon Trail, Mt. Parker Trail to S. Resolution, bushwhack to N. Resolution and back, Mt. Parker Trail, Davis Path

Weather: Dry, sun and clouds, pleasant temps., very little breeze
Companions: New Hampshire, JustJoe


It was a short trip up the Mt. Langdon Trail before we hit the Mt. Cave path. It's an interesting little trail, kind of haphazardly laid out, with plenty of steeps going up to the interesting "cave", and a nice view south, including Bartlett and an interesting view of Chocorua.

Chocorua from the top of Cave

The climb to Parker was pleasant, on a lightly trodden path, my favorite kind.

Langdon Trail

After a steep section at the end, we came out to a fantastic ledgey area with views to the north, east and south, including this nice view towards Carter Notch.

Carter Notch

Joe was here earlier this year, and directed us on a thick but short bushwhack to another ledge with fantastic views to the west, including this view of Carrigain, and the Nancy/Lowell/Anderson blah blah blah complex.

Carrigain with Duck Pond and Lowell in front, Anderson, Nancy and Bemis

After a rather steep climb, next up was SE Resolution, an unkept side path, but again a nice ledge with great views.

Washington from the SE knob of Resolution

More pleasant woods brought us to the south summit area of Resolution. From here, we would bushwhack to the north contour of Resolution, what is regarded as the true peak. I've been here before and had a pleasant time of it, Joe hit bad woods, and Brian needed this for his 3k list. Well, we hit bad woods. Looking back, we went in pretty much a direct line from the south to north knob, instead of skirting right when I came here. From the north bump, we had a nice view of the Presidentials, and we could see some folks over on Stairs.

Folks on Stairs

As it turns out, one of those people is on the boards, and saw us, too! Heading towards and down the Davis Path we saw yet another untrailed ledgey bump not on any list, but I definitely want to visit sometime, and this nice view of Stairs.