Eastern Slopes Inn Riverwalk  LbNA # 4144

OwnerAdoptable    
Placed DateMay 23 2003
CountyCarroll
LocationNorth Conway, NH
Boxes1
Planted Bydonna    
Found By NoraJ23C
Last Found May 9 2015
StatusFFFFFFaFFFFFFFFFFFFF  
Hike Distance?

Eastern Slopes Inn Riverwalk Letterbox

Location: State: NH County: Carroll Town: North Conway

Planted by: Tweety and Mr. Coon 5/23/03

Difficulty: Flat, easy ten or twenty (depending on route) minute walk to the box along a scenic river.


Driving directions: Route 16 to North Conway NH. Park in town or turn west from the traffic light at the corner occupied by the Eastern Slopes Inn onto River Road and go down the hill to the First Bridge parking area.


Background:
While staying at the Eastern Slopes Inn and eating supper at Horsefeathers just up and across the street this was our after dinner stroll. A fellow we talked to said it was a great place to catch (fly fishing only, according to the signage) rainbow trout.


Directions to the box:
From the main street: Walk through the parking lot on the south side of the Eastern Slopes Inn past the shops and toward the train yard and bear to your right behind the Inn’s Carriage House building and down through the tunnel under the tracks. Cross the parking lot for the Whittaker Suites and find the sign for the entrance to the Inn’s Apple Orchard Trail into the woods. Follow this trail for a quarter mile or so to a T intersection with the Riverwalk Trail. Turn left here and walk south along the river.
From the First Bridge parking area on River Road: Walk down the path southward (you will pass by an unmarked path into the woods on your left – this leads up to the Inn) on the east bank of the river to a V shaped intersection. The left hand fork heads toward the golf course. The right hand fork hugs the riverbank and is worth a look. The sand banks and channels and bars are very obviously a dynamic system here. You want to take the left fork and start counting. Thirty of my steps (paces, footfalls, whatever) beyond the center of the intersection, stop, turn to your right
(toward the river) and look on the edge of the path for a long flat top rock (with a central groove on top) projecting toward the path and closer to it than the neighbors. (Up the bank behind the rock is a group of birch trees; a double trunk tree directly behind the rock, a single tree to its left, and a clump of smaller trees on its right) The box is under the front edge (nearest the path) of the rock with a “horizontal cairn” (row of three little rocks) in front of it. The bend in the path should help protect you from view but there may be a lot of traffic here.