Ascent of Zealand Mountain on 2013-10-19

Climber: Jennifer Plaza

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Saturday, October 19, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Zealand Mountain
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4240 ft / 1292 m

Ascent Trip Report

I hiked this mountain solo. It was a good hike, yet long, with interesting bog bridges along the way with a good view of the Presidentials at Zeacliff. The first half of the hike was very gentle. The Twinway up to Zealand Hut was steeper and rocky. The summit consisted of just a sign in the woods. Took a side trip to Zealand Pond on the way down. I only saw one strange man on the way up, but it was crowded on the way down.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2240 ft / 683 m
    Elevation Loss:2240 ft / 683 m
    Distance:11.4 mi / 18.3 km
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack, Stream Ford, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Hut Camp
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Cool start, clear.
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:2240 ft / 683 m
    Distance:5.7 mi / 9.2 km
    Route:Zealand Trail, Twinway
    Trailhead:Zealand Road parking lot  2000 ft / 609 m
    Time Up:3 Hours 15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:2240 ft / 683 m
    Distance:5.7 mi / 9.2 km
    Route:Twinway, Zealand Trail
    Trailhead:Zealand Road parking lot  2000 ft / 609 m
    Time Down:3 Hours 15 Minutes

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