Sunday, June 4, 2023

Moriah May 30, 2023

The weather was terrific for a great hike to Mt. Moriah (4049 feet). We used the Stony Brook and Carter Moriah Trails. The ledges on the Carter Moriah trail and the summit of Moriah offered some nice views of the northern Presidentials, the Carters and the Baldfaces. Nine of us enjoyed the hike. At some point during the day, a moose, red fox, snake and toad were seen.

Below are: Dick, Dave B., Jonathan, Marie, Doug, Pat, Bob and Becky. Ginger is kneeling.

Snow on the Presidentials.

Snow on the trail still!!

An interesting section near the summit.

Can you spot the toad?

We hope to hike the Wildcats on Tuesday.

Friday, June 2, 2023

B Group hikes Mt. Roberts, June 1st, 2023

 B Group heads up to Mt. Roberts on a scorcher of a day.  We started early, and enjoyed the views of Lake Winnipesauke throughout the hike.  The overlook and ledges are one of the best parts of this hike, as the actual summit is a little more grown in, and doesn't offer the openness and lake views.  However, the summit is still very pretty.  

The day had very little wind, and we could see the haze created by the wildfires up in Canada.  Overall it was a great day, and it's so wonderful to do a local hike with such a great group of people.

Above photo, from Left to Right: Barbara, Lacey, Bruce, Tracy, Becky, Johnathan, Ginger and Steve

Saturday, May 27, 2023

B group hikes Mt Percival & Mt. Morgan, May 25th, 2023

 The B Group had a lovely hike up Mt Percival, across the Crawford-Ridgepole Trail and down Mt Morgan. The weather was perfect, the bugs were manageable. We avoided the dreaded ladder section and showed off our scrambling skills on the upper reaches of the Mt Percival Trail.

From left: Lacey, Susan and Barb relax on the Percival summit.

From left: Lacey, Barb, Claire, Michele, Tom, Susan, Steve.

Thursday, May 25, 2023

Cannon May 23, 2023

Seven of us hiked to the summit of Cannon (4080) on Tuesday. The weather was warm and windy. Layers were needed on the summit. Even though there was a smoky haze, we had great views in all directions. There were only a few small snow patches.

Below are Larry, Dave, Dick, Doug, Pam, Bob and Patsy.

Next week's hike will be Moriah on Tuesday May 30.

Thursday, May 18, 2023

B group hikes the Doubleheads in Jackson, May 18th 2023

 We set out to hike the Doubleheads today with crisp temps and no bugs.  We took the steep ski trail up to North Doublehead and the cabin, catching views of the snow covered Mt. Washington.  Following a brief snack break, we headed over to the views of South Doubleheads overlook, and then to the actual summit.  

After lunch and the beautiful views, we headed down the Old Path and back to the ski trail, which lead us back to our cars.  We have no idea of the actual distance, because the map did not calculate to anyone's GPS, but we had a variety of distance ranging from 3.7 to 4.5.  Not matter what it truly is, we all had a great day.

Saturday, May 13, 2023

Mt Klem and Mt Mack May 8, 2023

On Monday May 8th, 9 members of the OTHH's completed the Mt Klem and Mt Mack loop in the Belknap range. It was a beautiful sunny day with great views of Winnipesaukee as you approached Mt Klem. The snow capped peak of Mt Washington ws also easily viewed. Round Pond is a hidden gem about 2 miles from the trailhead. OTHH's who attended: Kathy, Doug, Steve, Jane, Patsy, Larry, Barbara, Dick and Pam. A great time was had by all.


With this hike Larry completed the 12 summits included in the Belknap Ridge 12.


Thursday, May 11, 2023

B group hikes Mt. Avalon, May 11th 2023

 A gorgeous spring day... light to no bugs, a nice breeze, and minimal snow still remains along the Avalon Trail.  Once we hit around 2900' we got to the mono-rail.  It was manageable, but there were certainly deep places that people had left their post hole mark.  We carefully traversed the area searching for dry ground, or even muddy, OR stayed to the center of the mono-rail for better stability.  Bare boots the whole way.  

The summit was gorgeous, and the view of Mt. Washington never disappoints.  

From Left to Right: Lacey, Steve, Griff, Barbara, Bruce, Pat, Tracy W.B., and me (Tracy R.) taking the selfie.