Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Zealand Mountain, NH
Trails: Zealand Trail, Twinway, Zealand Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking at the trailhead when I got there at 7:30am 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All the water crossings were down and have no problems 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: AMC trail workers out there making the trails better. ? better drainage at the split from the twinway to the viewpoint to Zeacliff. Wicked deep mud. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Plenty of water for the first 3 miles. There are also random puddles up to the summit, but I don't know how reliable they are on a constant basis. 
Bugs: None to speak of. 54 degrees in the morning will do tht 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: I found a disposable camera with no pictures left about a mile up from the hut. I left it at the hut if you lost it. 
Comments: What an awesome hike. I know that a lot of people grumble about no views from the summit, but the easy start and finish to the hike, the views from Zeacliff, and a hut that is a perfect halfway point both out and back. Starting the hike at 7:30 gave me plenty of parking to choose from. AMC trail workers were out in force putting in new drainage and log stops. Met "franco" from some of the posts on this site and had a real nice talk with him. A mix of thru-hikers and day hikers today, but not too busy, given that it was a Wednesday.  
Name: Davaay 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-08-10 
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