|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Zealand Mountain, NH|
||Zealand Road, Zealand Trail, Twinway, Zealand Spur|
|Date of Hike:
||Monday, March 2, 2020|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Plenty. Huge lot on 302 with 5 cars |
||Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||All are solidly bridged. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Several lean-overs on Twinway. |
|Lost and Found:
||Road was packed by snowmobiles, skiers and hikers. Zealand Trail was well-packed until the open areas near the ponds, then frequently blown in and drifted. Twinway was well-packed between the hut and Zeacliff viewpoint but largely blown in with many deep drifts from there to the Zealand summit spur which was also drifted. We wore spikes to the hut then snowshoes from there to the summit. Skiing looked perfect on the Zealand Trail. Group of 7 is headed across Zealand and the Bonds to Lincoln Woods from the hut tomorrow.|
Great hike with Chris and Renee in dramatic weather. Zealand gave Chris 47/W48! 45 years ago (1975) on this date, I completed my NH winter 4K'ers. (46 in those days).
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.