Fall trip. Need help to fix my routes

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Fall trip. Need help to fix my routes

Postby photo_guy » Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:07 pm

Hello,

I have been reading lot of posts, close to my dates and with help of them, I am able to map some rough routes. Please review this and let me know, if you would add or remove or edit any place/route. First night stay can be at Brattleboro and rest 3 nights near Hardwick/Greenboro area, though lodging not booked yet, will do after I get suggestions from you guys.

09/28 - Boston Airport - Chicopee - Brattleboro via 90 and 91. Night stay at Brattleboro
09/29 - [Route-100 day] Leave Brattleboro and Join SR-100 via Higley Hill Rd - Stratton - Grout Pond - Jamaica State Park - Mt. Lincoln - Hardwick ( https://goo.gl/TG9FPG )
09/30 - Hardwick - St. Johnsbury - Bloomfield - Morgan - Lake Seymour - Newport - North Troy - Jay - Montgomery Center - Hazen's Notch - Lowell - Irasburg _ Craftsbury - Hardwick ( https://goo.gl/qr6JVp )
10/01 - Hardwick - Ewell Pond - Harvey Lake - Mosquitoville - Peacham - Noyes Pond - Sugar Hill - Franconia Notch state park - White Mountains - Lancaster - Hardwick ( https://goo.gl/TL5TsL )
10/02 - I have flight from Boston in night, so I will have lot of time from morning. What can I include in this ? Just plain driving till Boston ? Can I pick route from previous day and fill that day from something else ?

Please help me with this.

Thanks


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Re: Fall trip. Need help to fix my routes

Postby abby » Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:18 pm

Hi Photo guy. Hmmmm........I'm not too familiar with the Brattleboro area and Southern VT so you may want to wait for someone with more expertise than me.......but I think that area will no have much color that early in the season. I know when I had visited Brattleboro a few years ago, it was after the Northern part of VT was past peak, but Brattleboro was just peaking. I doubt that the Western drive in Massachusetts out to the Chicopee are would have much color as well.

You've got a lot of places to see in limited time in your plans. That's a lot of driving. I would suggest you drive Rt 93 North from Boston and visit Franconia Notch and the White Mountains first, instead of doing it on October first, and skip the Westen MA/Brattleboro area altogether. From there I would concentrate on Northern and Central VT for the remainder of your days.

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Re: Fall trip. Need help to fix my routes

Postby bm » Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:35 pm

I would reverse your trip. From Boston, head straight north to the Northeast Kingdom and northern NH. If you want to see Southern VT do that at the end of the trip. Color in Vermont progresses north to south...southern VT may still have early color at that point. Northern VT/NH should be good!

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Re: Fall trip. Need help to fix my routes

Postby photo_guy » Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:57 pm

I read map in more details and gone through few old posts. Here is updated route, with reduced distances. As suggested by Carol, I removed Brattleboro part and as suggested by bm, I reversed it.

28-Sep- Boston to North Conway. Nigh stay at Conway [ https://goo.gl/fwbmcV ]

29-Sep- Leave Conway - White Mtns - Bretton Woods - Franconia Notch SP - Sugar Hill - Noyes Pond - Mosquitoville - Harvey Lake - Peacham - Ewell Pond - Hardwick [ https://goo.gl/a6f6ad ]

30-Sep- Hardwick - Newport - North Troy - Jay - Montgomery Center - Hazen's Notch - Lowell - Irasburg - Craftsbury - Hardwick [ https://goo.gl/U2CCXC ]

01-Oct- Hardwick - Darling SF - Island Pond - The Notch House - May Pond - Barton - Sutton - Lyndonville - Hardwick [ https://goo.gl/imN1Uy ]

02-Oct - Leave Hardwick - Lincoln Peak - Killington - Woodstock - Concord - Boston [ https://goo.gl/St9n8W ]

I have two base, first night at Conway and rest 3 nights at Hardwick. When I say Hardwick, it can be Greensboro as well. I have not reserved lodging yet. But this area looks like to be in central. 02-Oct is still a long day drive from Hardwick to Boston, considering that I would like to have some part covered of SR-100.

Please comment or suggest on this.
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Re: Fall trip. Need help to fix my routes

Postby photo_guy » Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:19 am

I revised/edited my last post, since yesterday. Updating it, so it can be visible to destination experts here.
Will wait for feedback.

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Re: Fall trip. Need help to fix my routes

Postby From_the_NEK » Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:28 am

Your plan looks excellent. Hardwick and/or Greensboro do not have a lot of lodging options. You may want to get something reserved very soon if you haven't already.

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Re: Fall trip. Need help to fix my routes

Postby photo_guy » Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:46 pm

I have my lodging booked near Conway (which is still refundable) for first night and rest 3 nights at Hardwick. We are just 3 days far from our travel date. I think, we must be close to be accurate now.

28-Sep- Boston to North Conway. Nigh stay at Conway [ https://goo.gl/fwbmcV ]

29-Sep- Leave Conway - White Mtns - Bretton Woods - Franconia Notch SP - Sugar Hill - Noyes Pond - Mosquitoville - Harvey Lake - Peacham - Ewell Pond - Hardwick [ https://goo.gl/a6f6ad ]

30-Sep- Hardwick - Newport - North Troy - Jay - Montgomery Center - Hazen's Notch - Lowell - Irasburg - Craftsbury - Hardwick [ https://goo.gl/U2CCXC ]

01-Oct- Hardwick - Darling SF - Island Pond - The Notch House - May Pond - Barton - Sutton - Lyndonville - Hardwick [ https://goo.gl/imN1Uy ]

02-Oct - Leave Hardwick - Lincoln Peak - Killington - Woodstock - Concord - Boston [ https://goo.gl/St9n8W ]

Recently Carol and others have visited few of areas, where I am intending to visit.

Is my 28-Sep stil looking good or I should reach directly to Hardwick/St/Johnbury for first night and keep White Mnts for later date ?

Are my other 3 dates still good or I should wait for 2 more days to pick suggested routes ?

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Re: Fall trip. Need help to fix my routes

Postby abby » Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:13 pm

You have too much on your first day. In my opinion you won't get it all done. I'm on my cell now. Would you mind if I do a new route for you to help you out? I can do it in a little while when i get home. Private message me the most important places that you want to see. Prioritize. I will help you.
Carol

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Re: Fall trip. Need help to fix my routes

Postby photo_guy » Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:25 pm

Sure, thanks

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Re: Fall trip. Need help to fix my routes

Postby photo_guy » Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:16 pm

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Re: Fall trip. Need help to fix my routes

Postby photo_guy » Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:16 pm

Hi Carol,

I sent you PM, but somehow it is stuck in outbox since long time. Here I am putting it again -
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Well, cancellation of our flight, car and lodging will also incur around $300 so I think, its good to think on positive side, instead of cry about it.

With still lot of green, we know that 1-Oct 'may be' better than my previous two days (29/30-Sep). Which place would you suggest for that day and may be half-day of 2-Oct ?

And how would suggest for 29 and 30-October ?
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On a side note, also do you know, if Adirondacks gets color at same time or earlier than NEK ? Elevation-wise, 5343 ft is highest peak in Adirondacks and highest peak in White mountain is 6288 ft., so it looks like White Mountain should be better ?

Thanks

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Re: Fall trip. Need help to fix my routes

Postby abby » Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:35 pm

I don't know anything about the Adirondacks. Have never been. If I map you out a route will it be your final decision??? I'm only asking because it will take me a while and you've been changing your mind so many times. If you trust me to do this than I will do it but you have to let me know and trust me. You already told me what the important places are that you want to see and are your priority.
Carol

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Re: Fall trip. Need help to fix my routes

Postby photo_guy » Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:41 pm

Yes Carol. I am firm that I should come and will follow your routes. Most recently you visited this area, so I am sure, you will have best idea, what places should be followed and where can I photograph good scenery.
I really appreciate your efforts and trust them.

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Re: Fall trip. Need help to fix my routes

Postby abby » Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:45 pm

OK. Will work on it now,
Carol

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Re: Fall trip. Need help to fix my routes

Postby abby » Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:45 pm

OK. Will work on it now,
Carol



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