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Mt. Stanton, Mt. Pickering, Mt. Langdon
Bartlett, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking up the Mt. Stanton Trail
Looking up the Mt. Stanton Trail

Route: Mt. Stanton Trail, (Mt. Stanton), Mt. Stanton Trail, bushwhack, (Mt. Pickering), bushwhack, Mt. Stanton Trail, bushwhack, (Mt. Langdon), bushwhack, Mt. Stanton Trail, Mount Langdon Trail

With unseasonably warm temperatures, we spotted vehicles at the Mount Langdon Trail trailhead, then headed to the Mt. Stanton Trail.

The Mt. Stanton Trail, as would the balance of the walk to the Langdon Shelter, had a bunch of recent blowdowns to deal with, as well as plenty of leaves. Reaching the ledges adjacent to the summit, we had excellent views to the south, east, and north.

The next stop was Mt. Pickering. After bushwhacking a slight bit west to the highpoint, I continued to the northern viewpoint, from where we had decent views of Mt. Washington and Iron Mountain, as well as partially obstructed views to the east and west.

The next segment of trail was over the Crippies - a series of ups and downs and ledges. The fourth one had decent views, though nothing particularly different than offered on Stanton and Pickering. Nonetheless, it was a nice stretch of trail.

After a leisurely break, we continued on the lesser used segment of trail into the col and up to Mt. Langdon. After bushwhacking south to the summit, we continued on the trail, from where we had decent views of Mt. Washington. From there, we continued down to the shelter. After another break, we headed to the Mt. Parker Trail junction, then climbed out of the col and down to the trailhead in deep leaves.


Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Mt. Stanton
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal
Destination: Mt. Pickering
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal
Destination: Mt. Langdon
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Moderate
Views: Moderate
Crowds: Minimal


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Saturday, November 13, 2010
Hike Commenced: 9:01 AM
Parking Elevation: 630'
Destination: Mt. Stanton
Ascent Commenced: 9:01 AM
Summit Reached: 10:03 AM
Time Elapsed: 01:02
Trailhead Elevation: 630'
Summit Elevation: 1,716'
Distance: 1.4 miles
Vertical Gain: 1,146'
Destination: Mt. Pickering
Ascent Commenced: 10:12 AM
Summit Reached: 10:35 PM
Time Elapsed: 00:23
Trailhead Elevation: 1,716'
Summit Elevation: 1,930'
Distance: 0.7 miles
Vertical Gain: 495'
Destination: Mt. Langdon
Ascent Commenced: 10:49 AM
Summit Reached: 12:51 PM
Time Elapsed: 02:02
Trailhead Elevation: 1,930'
Summit Elevation: 2,390'
Vertical Gain: 1,140'
Hike Ended: 2:41 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 05:40
Hike Vertical Gain: 3,166'


The Mt. Stanton Trail trailhead on Covered Bridge Lane
The Mt. Stanton Trail trailhead on Covered Bridge Lane

Looking at the Wildcats and Carter Dome from Mt. Stanton - Click to enlarge
Looking at the Wildcats and Carter Dome from Mt. Stanton

Looking down the Mt. Stanton Trail on the way to Mt. Pickering
Looking down the Mt. Stanton Trail on the way to Mt. Pickering

Looking at Mt. Washington and Iron Mountain from near the summit of Mt. Pickering - Click to enlarge
Looking at Mt. Washington and Iron Mountain from near the summit of Mt. Pickering

Looking down the Mt. Stanton Trail on the way to Mt. Pickering
Looking down the Mt. Stanton Trail on the way to Mt. Pickering

Looking at Mt. Washington from near the summit of Mt. Langdon - Click to enlarge
Looking at Mt. Washington from near the summit of Mt. Langdon

Topographic map of Mt. Stanton, Mt. Pickering, Mt. Langdon - Click to enlarge


Directions to trailhead: To get to the Mount Langdon Trail trailhead, take Route 302 west from North Conway. In downtown Barlett, take a right at the blinking light (Bear Notch Road is on the left). After crossing the river, the Mount Langdon Trail trailhead and small parking lot are located diagonally to the left. To get to the Mt. Stanton Trail trailhead, return to Route 302, then head east out of downtown Bartlett, past Attitash. Just after the Saco River bridge crossing, take a right onto Covered Bridge Lane. Bear left at the fork in the road, remaining on Covered Bridge Lane. After the road starts to climb uphill, look for a hiking sign on the left side of the road at the beginning of a curve. This is the trailhead. There is some room for parking on either side of Covered Bridge Lane.

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