Ascent of Zealand Mountain on 2010-10-10
|Others in Party:||Solo Hike|
|Date:||Sunday, October 10, 2010|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Location:||USA-New Hampshire|
| Elevation:||4240 ft / 1292 m|
Ascent Trip ReportI set up 2.5 days Hut to Hut traverse hike on 10/9-11.
Day-1 at 10/9(Sat), I started to hike before 8AM on North Twin Trail to peakbag North Twin, South Twin, took a lunch at Galehead Hut, then, continued hike to Galehead Mtn and Mt Garfield and come back to Galehead Hut to stay overnight.
Day-2 at 10/10(Sun), I left Galehead Hut at 7:30AM, hiked up to South Twin Mtn, took Twinway Trail and Bondcliff Tr, to get to Mt Bond and Bondcliff. It was very windy and I was scared from Guyot area to 3 Bonds. After peakbagging BondCliff, came back to Mt Bond, then, went to West Bond quickly. Continued to go back to unlisted Mt Guyot, peakbagged Zealand Mtn and reached to Zealand Hut. I arrived hut at 4:20PM. It was a very long hike which is over 14 miles distance.
Day-3 at 10/11(Mon), it's easy hike. It's 5 miles from Zealand Hut to Zealand Rd by peakbagging Mt Hale on Lend-a-Hand and Hale Brook Trails. I left Hut at 7:40AM and came back to the parking lot at 10:20AM.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||460 ft / 140 m|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles, Hut Camp|
| Weather:||Cold, Extremely Windy, Clear|
| Gain on way in:||460 ft / 140 m|
| Start Trailhead:||Galehead Hut 3780 ft / 1152 m|
|Ascent Part of Trip: Galehead_Zealand_Hut|
Complete Trip Sequence:
Total Trip Gain: 15774 ft / 4809 m Total Trip Loss: 2984 ft / 909 m
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