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mtm1208
07-20-2008, 10:00 AM
Howdy, I am not from the area and staying at Moose Brook Campgrounds.. i'd plan to hike Jewel, so looking for easy directions from MB to Jewel Trail head will possible stop at Pinkham Notch Vistors Center...

... also need to get to MT. Wash road from Jewel... mapquest is no help..

thanks!!!

JimS
07-20-2008, 10:11 AM
The Jewell Trailhead is off Cog Base Road, a dead end spur off Rt. 302 near twin mountain, nh. Moose Brook Campground is on Rt 2, just west of Gorham, NH.

Both these locations are on the main 100 mile loop around Mount Washington.

You will probably not want to go to Pinkham the morning of unless you need registration info, or unless you change the trail you wish to climb, as it is halfway around the other side of the loop.

From Moose Brook, take rt. 2 west for about 15 minutes, and turn on 115 south. Take this for 15 minutes and take 3 south. Take that for 2 minutes and turn left on 302 east. Take that for a bit and turn left on Cog Base Road. The trailhead is about .5 miles before the cog itself.

From The Jewel Trailhead to The autoroad...Go halfway back out the cog base road and turn left onto Mt Clinton Road. At the end of Mt. Clinton Road, turn left onto rt. 302 east. Take this for 1/2 hour until the intersection of 302/16 (it's the second light on the whole journey out :) ). Take a left, and go 16 north for 15 minutes and the auto road is on your left.

From there, moose brook is 15 minutes north on 16, and a left on rt 2 for 5 minutes.

There are PLENTY of tourist info centers around, and nearly every restruaunt, diner, campground and pull off has a 8x11 tourist driving map that all these sites are easy to see on.

Hope that helps...

JimS
07-20-2008, 10:17 AM
Whadya know...here's a pdf of the tourist map....

http://www.visitwhitemountains.com/uploads/images/others/maps/padmap.pdf

Everything is on there except mt clinton road, which is an easy to follow shortcut from cog base to 302 east...

Bill O
07-20-2008, 10:25 AM
Its not obvious in Jim's directions, but you could save a considerable amount of driving by not hiking up the Jewell Trail for this trip.

Moosebrook, Pinkham and the Auto Road are all relatively close together.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but my guess is that you are staying at Moosebrook. Driving to Pinkham in the morning to register then driving back to Jewell to go hiking. After you've done the whole hike you are going to drive all the way back to the after party at the Auto Road (which is really close to Pinkham).

Brad
07-20-2008, 02:01 PM
To give people a general idea of where things are, here is an annotated map. It is posted at http://public.fotki.com/MWO/stp/2008-stp-general/keyplaces.html

http://images41.fotki.com/v1246/photos/1/1002902/6492421/KeyPlaces-vi.jpg

Steve M
07-20-2008, 03:27 PM
The map above may give the appearance that it's not far from place to place but keep in mind what Jim pointed out. The main roads are an 100 mile loop around Mt. Washington and the Presidential range.

Bill O
07-20-2008, 03:39 PM
My version of Microsoft Streets and Trips likes to send you across the hiking trails on Mount Washington. I wonder how many people who don't know the area were fooled by this glitch.

Steve M
07-20-2008, 04:13 PM
My version of Microsoft Streets and Trips likes to send you across the hiking trails on Mount Washington. I wonder how many people who don't know the area were fooled by this glitch.

LOL...I'm sure it wasn't too funny to those who were trying to figure out what was going on.

KD Talbot
07-20-2008, 04:28 PM
In case nobody else noticed, this is the 3rd time this guy has asked this question and the 3rd time it has been answered in different threads by different people. I'm not too sure we should let this guy out on the trails alone, and definitely not with a dog!

See posts 26-28 on 7/17:

http://www.mountwashington.org/forums/showthread.php?t=3929&page=3

See posts 28&29, also from 7/17:

http://www.mountwashington.org/forums/showthread.php?t=3882&page=3

KDT

FisherCat
07-20-2008, 05:09 PM
Not meant to confuse, but there's always the scenic route over Jefferson Notch, but if you're not from the area, save it for another time:)

mtm1208
07-21-2008, 01:43 PM
wow, you are all awesome thanks.

Thanks for the maps, directions, etc.. I did lots of searches but didn't find much.

Yes, I would hike from Pinkham, and its still an option. I picked Jewel since its the "easiest" and i will have a dog with me and i am not in the best shape i would have liked to have been.

I am staying at Moose Brook. So, based on your feedback, I think it would be best for me to drop off/register Friday night, thus Skipping Pinkham stop, or hiking Pinkham. I thought Friday didnt work as I plan to get up to NH in the afternoon and didnt want to drive back to N. Conway then back to Moose Brook.

mtm1208
07-21-2008, 01:49 PM
Sorry that i have asked a few times. I didnt see some of the responses due to the delays in posting and several other types of questions did go unanswered. I apologize to the forum gods...

KD Talbot
07-21-2008, 03:29 PM
Sorry if I came off sounding like a jerk. Please heed the warnings in those posts about hiking above tree-line with your dog.

KDT

Brad
07-21-2008, 06:29 PM
I am staying at Moose Brook. So, based on your feedback, I think it would be best for me to drop off/register Friday night, thus Skipping Pinkham stop, or hiking Pinkham. I thought Friday didnt work as I plan to get up to NH in the afternoon and didnt want to drive back to N. Conway then back to Moose Brook.
I know this is not really following the rules. But my schedule is such I can not make it to the Friday event. So, I am making sure donations have been sent in and the forms sent before I head north. I have made arrangements for a person to pick up my goodie bag for me on Friday. Last year I got it at the dinner tent itself. So, there are ways of working things out without having to drive the extra miles.

Just some added thoughts for your scheduling.