Monday, July 22, 2024

Baldfaces, and Eagle Crag, July 19, 2024

  From left to right Jonathan, Michele, Barb, Dave

Gorgeous weather, few bugs and low humidity for a long but great day with fantastic 360 degree views.  We hit both North and South Baldface, and Eagle Crag.  No Emerald pool swim, as we were too tired; but we did stop at the Stowe Country Store for sustenance after the hike.

Sunday, July 21, 2024

Jefferson July 23, 2024

On Tuesday, July 23, ten of us hiked to the summit of Jefferson (5712). We used the Caps Ridge Trail. It is only 2.5 miles each way but the vertical gain is 2700 feet so it is steep in many sections.

The weather was interesting. It started out foggy with a bit of a breeze and temperature around 70. The higher we climbed, the cooler it became. At the summit, it was still very foggy and the temp was in the upper 50s. The wind picked up so we ate snacks in the lee of the summit.

For seven hikers in the group, it was their first time on the summit of Jefferson. It was a stretch to handle the weather, the steepness, the slippery trail due to the fog, the misting glasses and the inability to see the destination. During the descent, the sky did clear up and provide some decent views. The temperature also got warmer.

Below (L to R) are: Deb, Andy, Patsy, Jane, John, Doug, Marie, Michele, Wharton and Steve.

Monday, July 15, 2024

 On July 12, the Friday Walkers hiked Centre Harbor Woods, including the Proctor Audubon section.

Ann, John, Mary, Donna, Trish, Donna, Nancy, Lisa, Connie, Monty, Jorge  

Photographer:  Ricky

Wednesday, July 3, 2024

Osceolas - July 2, 2024

 It was a nice, clear, and slightly warm but low humidity day for a hike up Mt Osceola, over to the east peak (both on the 48 4K list), and back down. Below at the summit ledges are Meg, Dick, Becky, Jon, and Wharton.

Then, over at the east peak are Becky, Dick, Meg, and Jon (pic by Wharton).

Friday, June 28, 2024

 The Friday Walkers had an absolutely perfect day at Chamberlain-Reynolds on June 28.

Jane, Charlie, Susan, Nancy, Lea, Sally, Kathie, Ann, Ricky, John; photographer:  Trish

And a selfie which includes Trish!

Thursday, June 27, 2024

Hancocks - June 25, 2024

 There was a good turnout for a hike up North and South Hancock mountains. The trail begins with a couple of easy miles from the hairpin turn parking lot on the Kanc to the Cedar Brook Trail, which we followed a way, and with a bit more steepness, to the Hancock Loop Trail. Then it was up, up, and up, steeply, to the north peak. After a snack and photos at the nice outlook there, we continued on the fairly easy 1.4 miles over to the south peak, where we had lunch. Pictured below, after lunch at the south peak, are Wharton, Meg, Michele, Dick, and Pat. Not shown are Pam and Bob S., who already had started down. Lunch done, we picked our way slowly down the very steep and rocky half mile to the loop junction, then out to the cars.

Tuesday, June 25, 2024

 On June 25, the Turtles had a beautiful day for a hike to the top of Mt. Katherine on the Pasture Path; we then came down via the Tilton Spring Path, the McCrillis Path, and the Blueberry Ledge trail.  

Here is the view from the top of Mt. Katherine:

And the Turtle hikers:

Ritva, Ann, Trish, Lisa, Tracy, Jane, Lea, Nancy, Paul, Linda, Robyn, Ricky