Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Zealand Mountain, NH
Trails: Zealand Trail, Ethan Pond Trail, Zeacliff Trail, Twinway, Zealand Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, May 23, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Zealand Trailhead. Outhouse available. $5/day to park or parking pass  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
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
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.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Maroon Croft & Barrow shirt found on Zealand Trail. Left it at the kiosk.  
Comments: 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.  
Name: WanderingSoules 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-05-23 
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