Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Turtles hike Mt. Belknap, 8/15/2017

Oh there were Blueberries, and more blueberries, and even MORE BLUEBERRIES!  

Turtles enjoyed a wonderful hike up the White Trail to the firetower atop Belknap Mountain.  A great hike with beautiful vistas along the way.  And did I mention BLUEBERRIES? 

Selfie of the days hikers.  Photo taken by none other than Dick.  :)  Cheese!

A traditional ice cream stop after completing the hike.

Ruth & Dick Stuart

A group hikes Canon, 8/9/2017

A group heads up Canon Mountain.  It looks pretty intimidating as you drive up to it, but it truly is a wonderful hike.

Yes, this is the trail.  A bit of a ladder.  Don't look down!

We were over there the week prior.  Liberty mountain on the far right.  

John, Deb, Tracy, Pete, and Bert enjoying the day.

You mean we could have taken the Gondola up to the top?  ha ha!  

Lonesome Lake

An AMC hut worker carrying up the dinner for the night's guests.  We heard it's pulled pork.  Yum!

Turtles hike Mt. Roberts, 8/8/2017

oops, sorry Katherine, we caught you with your eyes closed, but Ricky has such a great smile, we couldn't resist!

Lovely photo of Betsy & Ricky at the summit of Mt. Roberts

Friday, August 4, 2017

Black Mountain Pond & NHPR!!

On Aug 3, 2017, a large group of Over the Hill Hikers gathered along the Sandwich Notch Rd to hike to Black Mountain Pond.  It was a special reunion of hikers, who enjoyed an easier trail on a hot and humid day.   We were joined by NHPR's Virgina Prescott who interviewed many of the hikers along the way for an upcoming story she is working on.

The group included a few additional hikers that turned around at some point during the 8 mile round trip hike.  Those present from L to R are: Dick, Peter, Jane, Deb, Tracy, Nancy (in back), Shirley, PJ, Peggy, Mark, and Jean, as we all posed following a lunch break at Black Mt. Pond.  Photo taken by Susan.  

Henry & Virginia

are these edible?  :)

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

A group hikes Flume & Liberty, 8/1/2017

A challenging last mile up to the summit of Flume via the Flume Slide Trail led to Tracy's #8 of the 4,000 footers.   What a fantastic view at the top of Liberty.  A tiring 10.2 mile loop, left us all feeling good about the day.

Bert, John and Tracy

Turtles hike Locke's Hill in Gilford 8/1/2017

The Turtles enjoyed a nice, short hike this morning at Locke's Hill in Gilford. 
Hikers included Barbara, Betsy, John, Ricky and Cheryl (photographer).

B group, Mt. Shaw, 7/20/2017

A Hot and Humid 8+ mile hike enjoyed by all, including IZZY the dog.
Tracy, Diter, Birgit, Jane, Bert, Jean, Izzy, and Deb

Jane and Izzy enjoying lunch at the summit.  Ah... shade!

Shirley, Tracy and Deb 

What a view!  

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Attn: Friday Walkers!


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

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

July 14      -    Cow Cave/Beede Falls – Jane Harrington

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

August 25   -  Page Pond – Jane Harrington 253-6999

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

7/6/2017 B group hikes Piper and Whiteface in the Belknaps

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)

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.