Results 1 to 14 of 14

Thread: Mt Clinton Rd from Base road

  1. #1
    Senior Member MikePS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Merrimac MA
    Posts
    207

    Mt Clinton Rd from Base road

    Is it possible to park near Mt. Clinton road off the base road? looking to do Ike, seems this side is closer to Edmunds trailhead, thanks, Mike

  2. #2
    Senior Member sierra's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    New hampshire
    Posts
    2,455
    Quote Originally Posted by MikePS View Post
    Is it possible to park near Mt. Clinton road off the base road? looking to do Ike, seems this side is closer to Edmunds trailhead, thanks, Mike
    That's what some have been doing. Not sure how many cars can fit there though.

  3. #3
    Senior Member DayTrip's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Woodstock, CT
    Posts
    2,060
    Quote Originally Posted by sierra View Post
    That's what some have been doing. Not sure how many cars can fit there though.
    Don't quote me on this but I think 5-6 cars could fit in that area. The edges have some widened areas of gravel I presume from plows turning around and such. Looking at the satellite image there appears to be a small area on Base Rd just before reaching the intersection that could probably fit another 1-2 cars too. I think you'll want to arrive early to secure a spot in that area.
    NH 48 4k: 48/48; NH W48k: 46/48; NY 46: 5/46

  4. #4
    Moderator bikehikeskifish's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    New Hampshire
    Posts
    5,413
    You could park in the Ammo lot and ride a bicycle to the point where cars can park. If counting towards an AMC patch: Or, presumably, you could walk your bicycle all the way to the Edmand's Path and lock it up there... Just can't ride it on roads that are closed to cars.

    Tim
    Bike, Hike, Ski, Sleep. Eat, Fish, Repeat.

  5. #5
    Senior Member MikePS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Merrimac MA
    Posts
    207
    Thanks all!

  6. #6
    Senior Member Mike P.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Colchester, CT
    Posts
    2,630
    Because the road is not in great shape, it's not a great bike ride, I've done it a couple of times. I believe it's longer or harder from Base Road to Edmunds as opposed to 302 to Edmunds.

    If I parked in the Ammo lot, I'd probably ride to Edmunds and then come back over Monroe and down Ammo to the car and then pick up the bike. Would opt for the early morning road walk as the afternoon sun can be quite warm on the Clinton Road.
    Have fun & be safe
    Mike P.

  7. #7
    Moderator bikehikeskifish's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    New Hampshire
    Posts
    5,413
    Quote Originally Posted by Mike P. View Post
    It's not a great bike ride, I've done it a couple of times. I believe it's longer or harder from Base Road to Edmunds as opposed to 302 to Edmunds.
    I don't understand Perhaps your bicycle collection is not sufficient for the terrain involved. I suggest reading The Rules, and rule #12 in particular. And, if you find it hard, also rule #5.

    Tim
    Bike, Hike, Ski, Sleep. Eat, Fish, Repeat.

  8. #8
    Senior Member sierra's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    New hampshire
    Posts
    2,455
    Ill probably do IKE this summer, I always do. I'm going to park in the Crawford connector lot and walk from there. It is longer, but not by much and that lot is better for parking and has plenty of spots. Ill just loop over to Pierce and come out at my car.

  9. #9
    Senior Member jniehof's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Dover,NH
    Posts
    1,012
    Quote Originally Posted by bikehikeskifish View Post
    I suggest reading The Rules, and rule #12 in particular. And, if you find it hard, also rule #5.
    Rule 9 is bendable when you're dealing with above treeline in the Presis.

  10. #10
    Senior Member SherpaTom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Bellingham, Ma
    Posts
    172

    Clinton Road

    Do we anticipate the road being closed for some time? If so, how long is walk from Base Road to trailhead? Thanks
    4K (2x)
    W4K
    NE67 (65)

  11. #11
    Senior Member MikePS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Merrimac MA
    Posts
    207
    It is 2.1 mile from 302 side, 1.2 from base road. I went from 302 side and came back down over Pierce, not a bad day. The road seemed the same to me, others have reported a sinkhole, I did not notice on my walk? Perhaps it is near the base road? Anyways, I have seen reports that it may not be re-opened, nothing official.

  12. #12
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Gorham NH
    Posts
    5,262
    I have done the loop up Edmunds to Eisenhower north to Monroe and down Ammo a couple of times. I usually walk back to the car. Nice place for a bike at the Ammo lot.

  13. #13
    Moderator bikehikeskifish's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    New Hampshire
    Posts
    5,413
    J. Rayner Edmands.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	edmands.jpg 
Views:	51 
Size:	112.6 KB 
ID:	6028

    Sorry, personal pet peeve

    Tim
    Bike, Hike, Ski, Sleep. Eat, Fish, Repeat.

  14. #14
    Senior Member Barkingcat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Верхоянский хребет
    Posts
    986
    Quote Originally Posted by bikehikeskifish View Post
    J. Rayner Edmands.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	edmands.jpg 
Views:	51 
Size:	112.6 KB 
ID:	6028

    Sorry, personal pet peeve

    Tim
    Yup -- agreed. "Edmunds" always reminds me of the place that used to make the science kits for kids, Edmund Scientific.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •