Saturday, October 16, 2021

Remembering Claude Comier

 Today we gathered to remember the life, love and dedication of Claude Comier.  The Over the Hill Hikers were there to remember many hikes and good times with Claude.  Sharon played a beautiful rendition of Amazing Grace, and the family expressed so many heart felt moments.   A beautiful memorial and tribute for such a great man.

Left back row: xxx, Pat Nass, Noel Bodwell, Anne Knight, Frank Siraco, Sharron St. Onge, Clair Smith, Sandy Price, Peter Strople, Ellen Garneau, xxx, Bert Hanson, Rory Cullen (Mary Cullen's son), Leslie Woodsum.
Bottom row: John Buckly, Deb Guyer, Tracy Ripkey

Please forgive me, I could not remember two names.  Please email me if you can help me so I can properly include them.  Thank you.  Tracy

Monday, October 11, 2021

OTHH march in the parade at The Sandwich Fair, 2021

 A sampling of the Over the Hill Hikers marching in the Sandwich Fair.  We might have been a smaller group this year, but we were big on fun!  

The Over the Hill Hikers originated in Sandwich, NH, established in 1979.  Hiking in the parade at the fair has been a long established tradition.  In the 1980's they sang hiking songs that were composed with a light hearted reflection of their hiking season and accomplishments, as well as some spoofs.  They even became known for a hiking stick routine with their hiking poles that we do our best to continue to this day.  

Saturday, October 9, 2021

Kinsmans - October 7, 2021 - Tracy finishes the 48!

Eight of us OTHH hiked first up the Mt Kinsman Trail to the north peak, then on to the south peak, where Tracy finished the last of her NH 48 4000 footers! We couldn't have asked for a better early fall day for the hike. The skies were clear, breeze quite light, the air cool and dry, and the views unlimited in all directions - a great spot for lunch. There was cake (two of 'em!), bubbly, and fruit at the tailgate party at the end of the hike. Below, at the south peak, are (seated) Tracy and Cathy, then (standing) Ginger, Pat, Darrell, Doug, Dick, and Pam.

Friday, October 8, 2021

 The Friday Walkers enjoyed the lovely view at the South Peak of Whitten Woods on Oct. 8.

Fred, Joanne, Lea, Ricky, John, Peter

Thursday, September 30, 2021

B group hikes Mt. Parker, Sept 30th 2021

The dreary day that started out as drizzle, was just clear enough at the summit to take in some of the foliage views. I think that most of the 8 ladies on the hike would agree that the summit was the best part of this hike, although it is a lovely trial. It was really cold and breezy and the first snowflakes were spittin’……how fun is that?!  :)

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

 The Turtles hiked Red Hill on Sept. 28.  Although the day was cloudy, those who climbed to the top of the fire tower did have a nice view:

And we all enjoyed the Turtle tradition of eating Cheetos at the top!

Linda, Tracy, Christine, Mary, John, Peter, Ricky, Jorge, Betsy

A group hikes Mt. Cabot, the Bulge and the Horn, Sept 28th, 2021

 We headed up to Cabot doing the loop over to the Bulge and the Horn, a 52 WAV.  Ending with a bit over 11 miles and a total of 3314 feet of elevation gain.  

We had all kinds of weather... rain on the drive up through Pinkham Notch, humidity heading up, cool fog at the summit, breaks of sunshine at the summit of the Horn and more pleasant temps and air for the way down.  The scenery is beautiful with a lot of mud along the trail.  The final rock scramble to the top of the Horn is a group sport with helping hands to pull or push you up.

The foliage was noticeably more progressed from the notch north; beautiful colors coming along.