Calendar of Events
  • Steering Committee Meeting
    Tuesday, 9/20/2016 - 6:30 PM

    Plenty of parking, and an easy 5 minute walk for those wishing to take the commuter rail. Free limo service also available from Alewife T Station (call Stroker).
    Pizza and adult beverages provided for a nominal fee.
  • Octoberfest
    October 8, 2016 - 12:00 PM
    The OH cabin
    Come lend a hand with fall chores (screens, storms, clean glass). No firewood to move this year! This is the annual work weekend where your labor pays for your food. Things get started in mid to late morning shortly followed by the German themed lunch. A batch of chores and food preparation consumes the afternoon followed by a hearty batch of wurst, kraut, strudel, and beer in the late afternoon.
    Arrive whenever you want and feel no compulsion to stay the whole day. You will be well fed and we will probably find something for you to help with.

    If you think you're coming, please email Richard Stetson at, so we are assured of having adequate supplies for the hungry hordes!
  • Fall Fest & Annual Meeting
    November 4-6, 2016
    Highland Center
    Current croo member Grace Pezella will be this year's featured speaker, presenting her undergraduate research on the history of women in the huts. The reservations instructions are here.

Last updated: 9/21/2016

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November 28, 2015: The OHA members map is back and better than ever. You can now contact members grouped by zip code or by state. And some of you have volunteered to coordinate future events in San Francisco and Portland Maine.
November 5, 2016: Pre-Reunion Geological Field Trip
Franconia Notch
Leader: Brian Fowler

This field trip builds on last year's success in Bretton Woods-Crawford Notch and will focus on the familiar geologic features in Franconia Notch (formation of the Notch, The Old Man, Lafayette-Profile Lake landslides, Cannon Cliff, Boise Rock, late-glacial channels above the Flume, post-glacial evolution of Franconia Ridge, and "57 Varieties" of granite). Brian (an OH) has many years of research in the Notch and is well-known for leading field trips that are interesting for both trained geologists and interested laymen.

The trip will begin at the Highland Center at Noon and drive ~30 minutes to the north end of the Notch. Then it will run its stops south through the Notch (with only short walks required) and return to the Highland Center in time for the Cocktail Hour at 4 PM so folks don't miss any of the Reunion! So make your plans now to join the trip for the afternoon. No sign up is needed; just show up at 12:00 sharp. The trip is free!

July 4, 2016: Alex McCartan is an Industrial Design student at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston. For his Senior Thesis Project he is redesigning the packboard and an important part of that process involves getting feedback from experienced users (that's you!). To do so, he has created a short survey that will validate some of the design opportunities found based on his preliminary research. Your responses will determine which directions have the most substance, and help him decide which to pursue as he enters the design and prototyping phase. Participation is greatly appreciated.

May 30, 2016: We seem to have lost track of these OH. Please contact if you have any information.
  • Ted Brinton
  • Madeline Polivka

May 4, 2016: The 2016 Spring Resuscitator is now published. Articles by Ted Miller, John Ranlett, Ted Brinton and gormings.

March 18, 2016: Cabin Family Pass Now Available

Our new Annual Cabin Pass has proven to be so popular, that now there is a family version! The $150 fee covers 2 spouses and their own children.

February 22, 2016: Minutes of OH Steering Committee meetings are always available on the OH Forum, which is a link at the top of the menus on the right side of the home page.

December 2, 2015: Cabin Annual Pass Now Available

In 2016, the OHA will be piloting an "annual pass" program for the OH Cabin. Instead of paying for each stay, OH will have the opportunity to pay $75 up front (in addition to $25 dues) for the season.
Our hope is that this will engender more ownership of our Cabin, as well as be more financially viable for the OHA. (And yes, cabin rules still apply, so you can't live there for a long period of time, much as you might like to.) We also want people to use the Cabin more, interact, socialize and to encourage everyone to pay their share. The "annual pass" pays for itself in-anyone? anyone? Bueller?-that's right, five visits. So pony up now for 2016 and see you on Washburn Way.

November 14, 2015: Lots of photos from the 2015 Winter Reunion and geology field trip.

October 31, 2015: There are still seats at the 2015 Fall reunion dinner. Book a reservation now..

October 1, 2015: The 2015 Fall Resuscitator is now published. Featuring tales by Andy Cook and Sleazy Dalton.