Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Zealand Mountain, Mt. Guyot, NH
Trails: Zealand Trail, Twinway, Zealand Spur, Bondcliff Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: no issues parking at the lot at the end of Zealand Road, but it was a weekday probably fills up on the weekends 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: nothing significant 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: trails in great shape except broken bog bridge coming back from spur to Zeacliff back to Twinway. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Piper did great but stepped off broken bog bridge on spur coming back from Zeacliff and the mud was quite deep but she didn't care. Small wooden ladder going up Twinway to Zealand Mountain but Piper had no issue with it. 
Bugs: very few 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Beautiful day on our 2 day backpack trip starting at end of Zealand Road to summit Zealand and then the Bonds as we are working on Piper's 48.
We continued on to stay overnight at Guyot Campsite (see tomorrow's Report).
AMC Zealand Falls Hut opened at 11:00 AM and could go inside with a mask and buy lunch, snacks or supplies.
Talked to some thru hiker's who started in Georgia before AT was "closed" due to pandemic. They had AT thru hiker's tags on their backpacks. They never came off the trail as recommended by the ATC. They reported they were still able to get rides into town to resupply but lots of hostels were closed. They estimated about 400 people stayed on trail starting in Georgia  
Name: Hikes with Piper 
E-Mail: lr1230@metrocast 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-08-01 
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