Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Attn: Friday Walkers!

Greetings,

This announcement is intended for the Friday walkers.  

In the past the Friday walks have always been just a drop in sort of situation ...9:30 at the Sandwich Library.....but lately as fewer Sandwich walkers have been participating it leaves the "leader" without anyone to "lead", and puts them making a trip in to town needlessly.  

SOOOO... to help with planning purposes, it is now requested that those who plan to participate call the published leader of the walk by 8:00am Friday morning if they intend to walk.  
Your consideration is GREATLY appreciated!

on behalf of the Friday walkers...Thank you.

Turtles OTHH FRIDAY WALKS – 2017
OVER THE HILL HIKERS – FRIDAY WALKS – 2017

All walks leave from Wentworth Library, Sandwich at 9:30 a.m.
UNLESS otherwise noted.  Hikers should wear hiking shoes/boots, carry water, lunch, rainwear. 

Sue Speers - 284-7770/603-387-6778


June 23     -     White Lake -  Laurie Norman 646-594-9925

June 30     -     Brook Walk - Barbara Brash 476-5146/318-8731

July 7         -   Wellington State Park  -  Jane Harrington
                         253-6999/617-823-6672

July 14      -    Cow Cave/Beede Falls – Jane Harrington
                          253-6999/617-823-6672

June 21     -    Whitten Woods – Mary Sherrill  253-6168

July 28      -     Loon Center – Ann Speers 284-6519

August 5   -     Five Finger Point – Ann Speers 284-6519

August 12 -    No Walk – end of Old Home Week

August 18  -   Ossipee Pine Barrens -  Susan Gutchess
                           284-6886/202-564-1617

August 25   -  Page Pond – Jane Harrington 253-6999
                           617-823-6672

September 1 – Labor Day Weekend – No Walk

September 8   -   Proctor Walk – Mary Sherrill -253-6168

September 15 -  Chamberlin-Reynolds Woods – Jane Harrington – 253-6999/617-823-6672

September 22  -  Quincy Bog – Ann Speers – 284-6519

September 29  -  No Walk – Brash Wedding!

October 6          -  Heron Pond  -  Ann Speers 284-6519

October 13        -  Collect your gear so that you march in
                                 The Columbus weekend Sunday Parade!
                                 Meet at 12:00 a.m.

Friday, July 7, 2017


Jack, Nancy, Michael, Ruth, Tracy, Lee, Shirl, Ginger, Cheryl, Dick and Peter (Photo by Susan)
On top of Whiteface looking north


On Thursday it was off to the Belknap Range for the B Group. We had 12 hikers and a 2 summit challenge. First was up and over to Whiteface. This is the last mountain in the Belknap Trails if you are starting at Mount Major. There are excellent views to the north and west from the summit. After picking blueberries along the way (yes, there were a lot that were ready to be picked) we headed over to Piper for lunch. From Piper you can see over 28 summits.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Hiking Cardigan, 6/29/17

B Group hikes Cardigan
From left to right: Brad, Bert, Peter, Jean, Shirt, Steve, Tracy & Michael

A group, 2017 hiking schedule (Aug - Oct)

HIKING SCHEDULE AUGUST/OCTOBER 2017
Date           Mountain                                          Leader/Phone
August         1        Liberty/Flume                          Bert Hanson 476-5461
August         8       MT. CANNON                         John Buckley 533-8167
August         15      Mt. Garfield                            Peter Strople 850-816-8383
August         22     Lincoln/Lafayette                    John Buckley 533-8167
August         29     Bald Faces                              John Buckley 533-8167
Sept.           5       Mt. Moosilauke                        John Buckley 533-8167
Sept.           12      Mt. Isolation                           Bert Hanson 476-5461
Sept.           19      Leader’s Choice                        Bert Hanson 476-5461
Sept.           26      Mt. Jefferson                         Dick Russell 253-7884
Oct.                     3       Wildcats                                 Bert Hanson 476-5461
Oct.            10      Leader’s Choice                        Dick Russell 253-7884    
Oct.            17      Mt. Chocorua                           Peter Strople 850-816-8383
Oct.            24      End of Season Hiking Picnic       Meade Base Camp 11:30
                           We will be with the “B Group” Pot Luck Style

NEXT PLANNING MEETING:                    Dick Russell will contact everyone for the date and time.




Wednesday, June 28, 2017

B group hikes Doublehead 6/22/17






"A group" hikes Mt. Tecumseh 6/20/17

Despite a 20-minute shower part way up, it was fine hiking weather after all. Pictured are Dick, Brad (grandson), Bert, Ginger, Susan.


Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Tuesday Turtles hike Mt Katherine

Tuesday the Turtles headed out to Wonalancet to hike Mt Katherine. After a wonderful send off by Sue Speers in the library parking lot, we all climbed into Jane's car. We met up with Betsy at the trailhead and started up the trail, singing as we hiked! There is a wonderful open, spring fed well at the  half way point and we were rewarded at the summit with a sweeping view of Chocorua in the distance. We celebrated with another Sue Speers tradition of cheetos at the top. We took a different trail down -which turned out to be a bit swampy- but we had fun identifying all the flora and fauna along the way. (Yes, we made up names to those we didn't know!) After, it was off to Tamworth and The Other Store for well deserved ice cream on their back porch.

Betsy, Jane, Barbara, Susan and Brenda (photo taken by Barb H.)