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.)

Friday, June 16, 2017

B group hike Sugarloaf & Arethusa Falls

Deb, Carl, Shirl, Cheryl, Dee, Tracy, Kath, Michael, and Susan (photographer)
Summit of Sugarloaf
Jun 15, 2017

Tracy at Arethusa Falls

Deb & Dee at Arethusa Falls

A group hikes Mt. Webster

Mt. Webster summit
Jun 13, 2017
Bert, Susan, Noel, Peter and Dick (photographer)

Turtles hike Smarts Brook

June 13, 2017
Barbara, Barbara, Judy, Jane,  Granthea, and Cheryl (photographer)
Smarts Brook, a beautiful hike on a lovely day.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Mt. Willard

What a view of Crawford Notch!

Fantastic hike, very little effort for such a view... a bit of mud, but we've had A LOT of rain in the past few weeks, so the trail condition is what you should expect, given the late weather.  A definite hike to enjoy and repeat.  I bet it would be magnificent in the fall!  hmm... there's an idea!

Trail Maintenance

10 of us gathered to do cleanup on the Bear Camp River Trail.  We had one bloody lip, a thousand mosquitos, and accomplished cleaning up the trail from Mead Base Camp to Route 113.  The trail is in good shape, with a few blow downs to attend too.  Thank you to all who volunteered!  

Steve, Dick and Cheryl at Charlie's Bridge

Big Rock Cave

"B" Group, out for some river crossings, mud and a lot of downed trees.  This hike was a bit of a challenge this early in the season.  It was certainly affected by the amount of rain we've had, followed by a good winter, and some significant storms.  The mileage was a leap forward from our 3.5 we had done after winter.  This hike doing the loop clockwise ended just under 6 miles.  It was rewarding, but we all thought it was a bit more than we expected.


Kath & Ruth

Tracy (Dick always takes the most flattering photos... says no one!)

that rock is wobbly!  be careful!
hurry up you guys!  :)

Like a boss!

I got this!

Mt. Waumbek

"A" Group out for a 4k footer...

Bert & Peter

GREAT photo op!

would you like a snack?

Monday, June 5, 2017

Hiking season has begun...

Enjoying the hiking, even if there's a good bit of mud, lot's of bugs, and oh, those ticks!  The views make it enjoyable, and the camaraderie makes it even better!
The view from the summit of Mt. Livermore

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. 
Feel free to phone the Leader indicated if you have questions.
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.