|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Zealand Mountain, NH|
||Zealand Trail, Ethan Pond Trail, Zeacliff Trail, Twinway, Zealand Spur|
|Date of Hike:
||Tuesday, May 23, 2023|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Zealand Trailhead. Outhouse available. $5/day to park or parking pass |
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable) |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||The crossing on Zeacliff Trail (Whitewall Brook) is rock hoppable with a little bit of creativity. Crossing above Zealand Hut is easily hopped. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Zealand Trail: no issues
Ethan Pond: two large blowdowns between Zealand and Zeacliff. One of them is a large conifer (>12” diameter) that fell right in the trail, blocking 30’ of trail. Herd path formed around it. There is also a large birch that fell away from the trail (downhill) and tore out a chunk of trail. It’s already eroding and collapsing.
Zeacliff Trail: two blowdowns up high. Both are largish, dead trees. The first one follows the trail in an area that is a climb and it makes it tricky.
Twinway: one large blowdown on the way to Zealand (I climbed under, husband climbed over it), one large hardwood blowdown heading down to the hut from Zeacliff. This one has herd paths. Some limbs have been broken off, so we climbed under. |
|Lost and Found:
||Maroon Croft & Barrow shirt found on Zealand Trail. Left it at the kiosk. ||
||Carried spikes, but didn’t need them. Some snow shows up after Zeacliff. Most of it is avoidable (can walk next to it). It’s virtually all on level ground. What was left that couldn’t be avoided was stable monorail. |
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.