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.