|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Zealand Mountain, Mt. Guyot, NH|
||Zealand Trail, Twinway, Zealand Spur, Bondcliff Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Wednesday, July 29, 2020|
|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 |
||Dry Trail |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||nothing significant |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||trails in great shape except broken bog bridge coming back from spur to Zeacliff back to Twinway. |
||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. |
||very few |
|Lost and Found:
||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
||Hikes with Piper |
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.