Monday, July 30, 2018

Friday walkers, July 27th, 2018

Friday walkers on a humid but beautiful 4 mile loop around Smarts Brook.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Over the Hill Kayaking

Recently, Dick Stuart initiated a kayaking group to enjoy the camaraderie of the Over the Hill Hikers community on the water.  It's a success!  Several additional gatherings are planned throughout the summer.  For more information, and to join this distribution list, please email him directly at:

A paddle on Squam Lake

Thursday, July 19, 2018

"A" planning meeting, what to do, and when?

A lovely evening for a planning meeting hosted by Doug and Christine.  The chocolate cake was a major bonus, thank you both!

John, Dick, Leslie, Deb, Ellen, Sharon and Doug.  

B group hikes White Ledge Loop, July 19th, 2018

This hike was a pleasant surprise.  It had a good climb to it, some nice open ledges, good views, and an overall winner of a hike.  Definitely add this to your list!  It's one I'd repeat.

In the photo: Jane, John, Shirl, Ginger and Griff, and of course 
I had to get in the shot too!  :)

B group hikes Sugarloaf, July 12th, 2018

B group enjoys the view from Sugarloaf.  But, the stop for lunch at the Mt. Washington takes the cake!

Dee, Carl, Susan, Shirl, Tracy and Cheryl
Cheers!!  Another wonderful time hiking with friends.  

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

July 16 - Whiteface & Passaconaway

Dick and Doug went clockwise on the route, crossing from Dicey's Mill trail to Blueberry Ledge via the steep Tom Wiggin trail, and up to Whiteface (pic of Doug), then over the Rollins trail back to Dicey's Mill trail for the final ascent to Passaconaway.
Meanwhile, Ellen and Sharon had started earlier, doing the route counterclockwise. We met on the Rollins Trail.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Adams, Madison, July 11

Dick did Adams and Madison solo, taking advantage of great hiking weather and the fabulous views from the second and fourth highest of the 4K peaks. Shown are the AMC hut and Madison, from the flank of Adams, then the view from Adams looking across the Great Gulf at Washington.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Turtles hike Kimball Forest, July 10, 2018

11 Turtles enjoyed a beautiful day in the Kimball Forest preserve climbing Locke Hill . We ate our lunch in the “ Hall of the Mountain King” aka the stone chairs overlooking Lake Winnipesaukee.  We added a new Turtle today: Terry from Derry!

A Group hikes Tecumseh, July 3rd, 2018

John and Doug hiked Mt Tecumseh on Tuesday July 3. It was hot and muggy the whole way even though the hikers were back down before noon. A small bear was sighted along Tripoli Rd. Tecumseh, at 4003 feet, is the lowest and one of the closest 4000 footers.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

B group, attempts to hike in 97 degree heat, July 5th, 2018

NH is experiencing a "wicked heat wave",  and a few of us B hikers attempt to enjoy the day; but eventually submit to the idea that the heat is winning.

As we walked the trail up Mt. Roberts in 97 degree heat, we did have a bear sighting along the trail as he was hanging out in a tree.  We all got a pretty good look as we scurried past the young bear, none of us taking time to break out our camera.  It was an amazing sight, and hopefully the closest I'll ever come to a bear.

We look forward to the heat wave ending, these days are better spent at the lake than the trail.

Tracy, John, and Sue.  Missing in photo is Lacey, John, and Brad.