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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Zealand Mountain, NH
Trails
Trails: Zealand Trail, Twinway, Zealand Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, May 23, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Zealand Road Trailhead lot was nearly full by 8:30 AM. I snagged one of the last spots. Still about half full at 4 pm. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Significant, Leaves - Significant/Slippery, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All hoppable. Whitewall Brook was flowing deep and fast, so care was needed on the wet rocks. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Two minor blowdowns, most had been cleared. Easy to step over or around. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: A few flies/mosquitoes sighted in the morning before the rain 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Trail was in good shape; most blowdowns had been moved aside or cleared and there were only a few patches of snow left. No need for traction. Day started out humid and turned windy and rainy toward late morning. Trail was VERY slippery in areas with soft wet leaves covering some of the rocks. Even my heavy-duty backpacking boot tread was no match for them and I had a couple of close calls. Very muddy, lots of standing water. I had ankle-high waterproof boots and did okay without gators. Lots of great bird sightings today, including a very friendly chap on the socked-in overlook, a white-throated sparrow I think. Flowers are in bloom, the spring colors are vivid, and the air is fragrant!  
Name
Name: fluffycat 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-05-23 
Link
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