Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Zealand Mountain, NH
Trails: Zealand Trail, Twinway, Zealand Spur, bushwhack
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, July 17, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Front row parking at 0630, cars for about 1/4 past the overflow angle parking at 1030. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No issues on any crossings noted - the 'big' one above the hut was very low even after days of rain 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: There has been significant trailwork on Twinway. There are between 10-20 new log water bars in place, as well as new bog bridges to replace the tired ones on the twinway up by Zeacliff view spur. It should be noted they did not shore up the first 'old' one right at the sign so you will still go under if you step on it 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Several doggoes out today having a blast. Miles and Carter, the shih tzu's, let me pet them. Miles was the elder statemen at over 11 years old but barrelling up the trail with reckless abandon like a rocket. He seemed to have places to go! :) Carter was working on #37 on his first round 
Bugs: None noted 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Oddly, a white bath towel blowing in the breeze around Zealand Pond. I mean, who gets a white bath towel in the first place, unless its decorative?  
Comments: A FINE day in Henry's Woods and the Village of Zealand (read your maroon book). Today had several superlatives; penultimate Zealand, penultimate July peak, #450. I found my groove early and never looked back or slowed down. Actually let the reins out more and more and more. A sea of prepared backpackers on their way out to beat the rain, and an equal amount of folks looking unprepared heading in. The railbed was fast and dry, but anything that involved rocks where wet and slick. Plenty of mud along the ridge. Laurel's abound up high, too. Ended up running into Sparrow and Deep End Dan at Rek-Lis!  
Name: The Teal Goat 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-07-17 
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