|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Zealand Mountain (attempt), NH|
||Avalon Trail, A-Z Trail, Zealand Trail, Twinway, Zealand Road|
|Date of Hike:
||Monday, February 7, 2022|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Parked at Crawford Depot and Zealand Winter Lot on 302, both well plowed. |
||Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||One big blowdown that I recall on Zealand Trail but easy to walk under |
|Lost and Found:
||Attempted a 3 day backpack from Crawford Depot to Lincoln Woods over Zealand and the Bonds with Hayley & Riley. We broke out the A to Z trail from the junction with Willey Range Trail down to the Zealand Trail. As we expected this hadn't been touched for a couple weeks and was quite the adventure with our fully loaded packs.|
Spent a nice night in the hut, but sadly learned that only one person had attempted to break out the Twinway and hadn't made it to Zeacliff (shoutout to the Protean Wanderer, valiant effort). Knowing that and looking at a deteriorating forecast we decided to bailout and headed to Riley's car which had been spotted at the Zealand winter lot for that purpose. Zealand trail was in great shape and the roadwalk was a thing of beauty, a nicely laid out snowshoe track on one side and a cross-country track on the other with everyone seemingly working together. Happy we didn't wake up to fresh snow @ Guyot this morning and have to truck it over the Bonds in this mess of sleet. Other info learned: Lend a Hand Trail is broken out from the Hut to Hale and there appeared to be a track at the trailhead off Zealand Road as well.
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.