Saturday, February 11, 2017

Feb 10th, Bearcamp River Trail, hosted by the Knox's

A group of us braved the single digit temperatures on Friday to hike a section of the Bearcamp River Trail.  After a couple miles of perfect snow tracking conditions, we gathered at the Knox household to enjoy two different soups, Anise bread, and some amazing cookies.  These are good times in Sandwich, NH!  Embracing winter with friends, and food.  What could be better?  

Friday, February 3, 2017

Week 5 Peggy and Mark Longley~ North Country Farm

Poles Up! Mark, Peggy, Chip, Ruth Art, lisa, Laurie, Cynthia, Dick, Shirl, Lou, and Mary 
2 mile loop to Red Hill Pond and River

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Friday January 27th- Snow shoe / Hike #4

This week we were over in Center Harbor visiting with Susan Allen on the Waukewan Golf Course. It was a 2 mile loop down the course and through the woods.
Susan's home overlooks the Squam Lake Range with Rattle Snake and Mount Isreal hiding behind the big pine.

Although the wind was whipping, the sun kept peeking out, making for a wonderful hike!
12 of us "braved" the open spaces and here's this week's "Poles Up" picture!
Ruth, Shirl, Art, Deb, Laurie, Peggy, Toni, Dick, Tracy and Kathie (Pic by Susan)

Ruth, Deb, Kathie, Peggy and Laurie 
Ruth, Tracy, Susan, Dick, and Laurie 

Friday, January 20, 2017

Friday January 20th 

There was a total of 14 (and Scout!) who met up at the DeMaios!

Led by Linda and Shirl, we snowshoed on the Partridge Hill section of the Bearcamp River Trail. (Pictures by Susan)

A lunch of wild rice soup and Thai chicken soup was enjoyed back at Elaines!

Friday, January 13, 2017

Snow Day at Castle in the Clouds- with a great crowd!

Getting ready to hit the windy trails!

Dick's foot found "BIG FOOT", but there were no other sightings.  

The happy conga line up Oak Ridge Trail...

Photo taken by Susan, 14 other hikers in order from left to right back row: Carl, Milan, Debbie, Susan, Jane, Barbara, Linda, Shirley, Ruth, Cynthia, Chip, Dick, Tracy, and up front is our lovely Sue.  
The lookout over Winnipesauke was wonderful. but windy!

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

2017 Snow shoe and cross country ski schedule

Hi folks....
After much shifting and shuffling, I think we finally have our 2017 snow shoe and cross country ski schedule as follows below.  I have included telephone #'s.  It is your responsibility to check in with weekly hosts either by phone or email (which I intentionally did not include on the blog site but you c/should have received it electronically), to find out what their plan is for the morning (time/place), and to let them know you will be joining the group.  If you wish to co-host please let me know so that I can post your name and make a match.  Let's hope we have wonderful snow conditions this winter and ..........
Happy Holidays, Happy New Year....EVERYONE!
January 6-     Ruth and Dick Stuart  603-253-9964
January 13-   Milan and Carl McNall  603-284-7400
January 20-   Elaine Vazzana and Shirley Stanek  603-253-6319
January 27-   Helen and Gerry Gingras  603-284-9230
February 3-   Peggy and Mark Longley  603-284-6294
February 10- Jean and Dick Knox  603-284-6145
February 17- Cynthia Birr and Chip Barnaby  603-253 4593
February 24- Ann and George Hackl  603-569-3930
March 3-        Tracy Ripkey and Laurie Norman 603-284-6213
March 10-      Nan and Pat Russell  603-284-6328
March 17-      Sue Speers and Jean Knox  603-284-7770
March 24-      Jane Harrington and Diana Levy  603-253-6999

Point of contact for email distribution list is Carl & Milan McNall at: or via phone at 603-284-7400

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Hale, to the four of us!

Four of us went up Hale Tuesday (11/1), via Hale Brook Trail, down 
Lend-A-Hand Trail perhaps a mile, then into the woods, bushwhacking our way 
up South Hale (aka "Zeale"; elev 3700 ft). Then back out and down to the AMC 
Zealand Hut, and out to the truck. Nice day up on Hale; no wind, full sun, 
temp around 40. Hiking up over increasing amount of snow on the ground; 
several inches still there on top.