Saturday, December 29, 2018

2019 Ski and Snowshoe schedule

Happy New Year everyone!

 Below is a link to the 2019 Ski and Snowshoe schedule.  These are outings that are designed for all levels.  They are typically easy / flat and shorter in distance.  Following the outing, the host offers soup.  You are invited to bring a sandwich to supplement the soup and have a lunch together.

It is an RSVP event, so please contact the host prior to Thursday to include yourself in the days event.  It is always subject to change due to weather or any other unexpected occurrence.

Looking forward to seeing you all as we enjoy winter in New England, and an opportunity to enjoy a bit of OTHH camaraderie!

OTHH Ski / Snow shoe Schedule

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Through life, we love and experience loss

It is with great sadness that I want to share with friends and fellow hikers, the loss of two great men.

On November 20th, 2018, Henry Metzger died at Kendal in Hanover, NH.  You can read about Henry's life and contributions here: https://www.vnews.com/henry-metzger-obit-vn-112218-21709541



In addition, last night I heard of the passing of Richard (Dick) Stuart.  Ruth and Dick planned a visit to the Washington DC area to be with family for Thanksgiving. It is there where Dick would have an unexpected surgery for his heart.  Complications arose, and Dick made his path to God.  He died November 30, 2018.  To read his obituary and more about his life and accomplishments, please go to: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/concordmonitor/obituary.aspx?n=richard-thompson-stuart&pid=190903873&fbclid=IwAR0ImAOFMyGf6hB8mdAa-Au3nSUJXo8MFBsQijg_vsMK0YKj_oGFyIq1ciY



Saturday, October 27, 2018

Mt Roberts - October 26, 2018

Doug, Dick, and new to the group Bob Sweeny did a quickly organized trip up Mt Roberts, in the Ossipees. There was snow on top, as well as on the White Mountains in the background.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Celebrating accomplishments and the end of our 2018 hiking season

Today we gathered at the Benz Center, with about 50 people in attendance.  We celebrated 39 years of hiking, friendships and camaraderie.  It started out in Center Sandwich in 1979, and has grown to include surrounding areas, and then some.  

"We celebrated Ellen's completion of her "48 over 70" round (doing all of NH's 48 4K footers after reaching age 70) and also her 8th round overall."  We also celebrated Doug's 1st round completing the 48 4k footers in one hiking season!  

With great enthusiasm, Doug had a wonderful skit where he proudly shed a shirt for each of the 8 huts, the Presidential Traverse, the 48 4000' and ending with how it all got started,  getting involved with the Over the Hill Hikers.


We remembered our beloved friends that have passed on, those that have retired their boots and welcomed new comers to our gathering.  


We had a great season, and expanded our activities to include kayaking this past summer. 


We look forward to plans in 2019 to include a backpacking trip, a hut to hut hike, and generating interest in an overseas hiking adventure.  


Cheers to all!  Look forward to seeing you this winter.  Happy Trails!








Monday, October 22, 2018

October 16th, 2018 Turtles hike

The Turtles hike Little Sugarloaf for great views of Newfound Lake: Fabulous Fall Day with Friends !!




Ski & Snowshoe planning for 2019

As we close out the 39th year of the Over the Hill Hikers Season, and start looking forward to our 40th year in 2019, Milan and Carl McNall would like to invite you to consider hosting a ski and snowshoe day for 2019.

The calendar will be available for hosts/cohosts to signup at the October 25th Potluck at the Benz Center on Thursday (11:30).  


We are ever so grateful to and for these volunteer commitments.  Thank you all in advance.  If you are new to the program and want to understand what this commitment entails, please give me a call.     Milan McNall 284-7400


October 16, Doug celebrates completing his 48 4,000 footers!!!!

The "A" hike for Tuesday was up Garfield. John and Doug hiked the 10 miles in and out on the Garfield Trail. The weather was cold, with temps between 28 and 40 and windy, with a steady 30 mph. The Lafayette summit was in the clouds but the rest of the Pemi Wilderness provided terrific views.

With this hike, Doug completed his first round of the NH 48 4000 footers!!

The picture below is of John and Doug on the summit with the Bonds in the background.  


 The picture below is of John and Doug at the completion of the hike.