Author Topic: montpelier vermont to conway nh  (Read 3019 times)

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Offline bivy

montpelier vermont to conway nh
« on: March 17, 2009, 10:17:17 pm »
Has anyone done a route that connects the towns of Montpelier, vt and conway, nh?  What are the conditions like for hills, traffic, road surface, camping?  I know it is eastern mountains. but how steep/often?  There look like very few options.  I will be traveling self contained on way to Portland Maine.

Offline danacf

Re: montpelier vermont to conway nh
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2009, 09:48:10 pm »
Can't help you much between Montpelier and the NH state line.  I was on route 25 in VT between East Corinth and Bradford last summer and it wasn't too good.  There was traffic, trucks, the road surface was broken up and I was happy to get off of it.  In NH, the ACA northern tier route runs through Orford, Piermont, Haverhill, N. Haverhill, Rte 112, Lincoln and over Kancamagus Pass into Conway.  There are numerous northern tier journals on Crazyguyonabike.com.  Click on journals, north america, US, New Hampshire.  http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/locales/?geoname_id=227&doctype=journal   Kancamagus is a great climb.  While it is work, I wouldn't put it in the difficult category.  The pitch is quite moderate for New England (not nearly as steep as the VT "gaps") and it's really not that long.  The elevation gain for Kancamagus is about 2,000'.  Many of the climbs out west are slightly less steep, but they are often 4,000' plus and go on for 10 to 20 miles.