Dear Turtles and Friends: In order to join one of the below hikes, please TELEPHONE the leader listed. They will tell you the meeting time and location, any special equipment needed, and answer any questions, re: conditions expected, etc.
Happy Hiking! Sue Speers, Turtle Matriarch. Please note: **Hiking schedule subject to change.
May 17 - Waukewan Highlands - Barbara Brash – 476-5146 (603-318-8731)
May 24 - Oak Hill - Sue Speers 284-7770 - 387-6778 (cell)
May 31 - Kimball Forest - Jane Harrington – 253-6999 (617-823-6672 – cell)
June 7 - NO HIKE (Bearcamp Valley Garden Club Luncheon) Intervale/Kusumpe Loop - Sue Speers 387-6778 (cell)
June 14 - West & East Rattlesnakes - Barbara Brash – 476-5146 (603-318-8731)
June 21 - North Sugar Loaf - Sue Speers 284-7770 - 387-6778 (cell)
June 28 - Bald Knob - Jane Harrington – 253-6999 (617-823-6672 – cell)
July 5 - Mt. Pemigewassett – Sue Speers 284-7770 - 387-6778 (cell)
July 12 - Mt. Belknap - Barbara Brash – 476-5146 (603-318-8731 cell)
July 19 - Black Cap - Ann Speers - 284-6519
July 26 - Mt. Kearsarge South – Jane Harrington 253-6999 (917-823-6672)
August 2 - Mt. Willard - Barbara Brash – 476-5146 (603-318-8731 cell)
August 9 - NO HIKE – White Elephant Sale
August 16 - Sawyer Pond – Ann Speers 284-6519
August 13 - Mt. Katharine - Cindy King 603-707-6244
August 30 - Blue Job – Ann Speers - 284-6519
September 6 - NO HIKE – Book/Author Lunch (Friends of Moultonboro Library)
September 13 – Mt. Fayal - Barbara Hawkins - 609-998-7743
September 20 - Mt. Hedgehog – Sue Speers 387-6778
September 27 - Greeley Ponds - Barbara Hawkins 609-998-7743
October 4 - Mt. Cardigan - Sue Reepmeyer – 248-941-2068 (cell)
Time to refresh those first aid kits, fill out your Emergency Contact sheet, and double check your hiking essential 10.
In addition, New Hampshire now has the option to purchase Hike Safe insurance. Here are some valuable links, as well as a link to an Emergency Contact sheet. It is recommended to always carry these items in your hiking backpack. These tips could save your life in the case of an unfortunate situation.
**a cheaper way for those over 68 is to get a permanent fishing license from the state, which gives the same rescue cost protection as the Hike Safe card. There is a $2 filing fee. The state's website has more information, and a downloadable .pdf form to fill out and send in. For questions, you can always call the the Fish and Game licensing office at, (603) 271-3422, or visit their Concord office.
Please contact the hike leader to confirm meeting location and time, carpooling, etc. Hiking schedule is always subject to change.
To be added to the email distribution for the B group, please contact TracyRipkey@gmail.com
May 24th, Mt. Roberts, Gerry Gingras at 603-284-9230 May 31st, Red Hill to the fire tower, Shirley Stanek at 203-644-7770 June 7th, White Ledge Loop, Tracy Ripkey at 860-303-8138 June 14th, Morgan-Percival Loop, Dick & Ruth Stuart at 603-253-9964 June 21st, Welch-Dickey, Ginger Ishkanian at 207-577-0966 June 28th, Big Rock Cave, Kathy Thorndike at 603-707-7598 July 5th, Mt. Shaw, Tracy Ripkey at 860-303-8138 July 12th, Osceola, Ruth & Dick Stuart at 603-253-9964 July 19th, Copermine Trail to Bridal Veil Falls, TBD July 26th, Blueberry Mtn / Evans Notch, Tracy Ripkey at 860-303-8138 Aug 2nd, Mt. Flume / Liberty, Tracy Ripkey at 860-303-8138 ***Second half of season to be planned mid summer.
The Turtles at last are
following the lead of our speedier compatriots, giving only the name of the
hike, leader’s name and telephone number.Prospective hikers must call the leader ahead of time to find out the
time and meeting place.This way a
leader knows in advance who is planning to come, can arrange transportation,
discuss needed equipment, and talk about weather forecasts.Thank you for complying.Sue Speers, Turtle Matriarch.
Loop Sue Speers – 387-6778(cell)
June 9Quincy Bog Jane
Harrington 253-6999, 617-823-6672 (cell)
June 16Mt. KatharineSue Speers 387-6778
June 23Pemi TrailSue Speers 387-6778
June 30W & E RattlesnakesMarcia Rauch491-5364
July 7Moose MountainJane
Harrington253-6999, 617-823-6672 (cell)
July 14Bald KnobJane Harrington253-6999, 617-823-6672 (cell)
July 21Black CapAnn Speers 284-6519
July 28Mount MorganMarcia Rauch 491-5364
Aug 4Mt Major Jane Harrington 253-6999, 617-823-6672 (cell)
Aug 11Sawyer PondAnn Speers
Aug 18Kimball Forest – Ruth MacDougall 284-6451
Aug 25Elephant Ear & Ammonusooc Lake – Sue Speers 387-6778
Sep 1Blue JobRuth
Sep 8Pemi Trail -Cindy
Sep 15Lonesome Lake Sue Reepmeyer 248-941-2068
Sep 22Mt. Fayal (SLNSC) - Barbara Hawkins - 609-998-7743
Sep 29Mt. Willard – Jane Harrington 253-6999, 617-823-6672
Oct 6Mt. RobertsSue Bowden 284-7412
Oct 13Leaders Choice Diana Levy 284-6442 and
Barb Brash 476 – 5146
Oct 20Peaked Mt.Fred Bowden
Oct 27Bear Camp Trail with A & B Groups, also.Stay tuned