Ascent of Zealand Mountain on 2013-10-19

Climber: Shelley Cheng

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

This was my first serious overnight backpacking endeavour: Zealand Road - Zealand Hut - Zealand - Guyot Campground - Bond - Bondcliff, overnight at Guyot Campground, then back the next day. This was a classic White Mountains trip, first on well-maintained trail to Zealand Hut along some lovely beaver-dammed lakes, then progressively harder and more rugged as we ventured into the Pemigewasset Wilderness. The stretch from Zealand to Bondcliff was certainly no less challenging than the Presidentials in terms of ruggedness, although with marginally better exposure.
Summary Total Data
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Tent Camp
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Distance:5.6 mi / 9 km
    Route:Zealand Trail - Twinway
    Trailhead:Zealand Parking  
Descent Statistics
    Trailhead:Mount Guyot  
Ascent Part of Trip: 2013 Bonds (1 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Zealand Mountain2013-10-19
2Mount Guyot2013-10-19
3Mount Bond2013-10-19

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