Zealand to Twinway, Pemigewasset Wilderness, NH 10/30-31/10

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    Zealand to Twinway, Pemigewasset Wilderness, NH 10/30-31/10

    Saturday and Sunday October 30-31



    Zealand to Twinway

    10 to 12 miles

    Moderately difficult

    Light snow all day mostly sticking on Twinway

    Water proofed hiking boots and possibly gaiters probably needed as there was a fair amount of slush or snow on trail. Crampons were not necessary.

    Stared approximately 10:30 am at the end parking lot on Zealand Road. Made it to Zealand Hut about noon dropped heavy packs, took light packs up to Twinway. Our objective was to make Zealnd Mountain and if we had time go on to Guyot before heading back to the hut.

    When we got to the hut it was empty and the caretaker was out. While we were inspecting the bunk rooms a large group of about 18 men came in all at once filling the small hut. I have to admit I was a little spooked by this. With no room to really make lunch before hiking my buddy and I quickly claimed our bunks stuffed our lunches into our small packs and headed out. Unfortunately I forgot something important to our objective - that was my headlamp as we anticipated making it back after sunset. I got half way to Zeacliff before I realized my mistake. This shortened our hike time by about an hour. We turned back at 3:30 pm just short of Zealand Mountain. Sunday morning we hiked back to the car.


    Photos http://www.flickr.com/photos/wasabib...7625284753906/

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    I did Hale & Zeacliff in summer '09 so the views at the pond and on Zeacliff are still pretty fresh in memory. Your photoset feels very "right there" to me - nice job!

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    We were supposed to hike Hale on our way back but I'm not a very strong hiker and wasn't sure I could pull it off. Plus my buddy's knee was acting up but I think he's still mad at me for bagging it.

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    Nice pics Bob. Beaver ponds always have a few interesting backgrounds to them for pics....no matter what state you're in...

    Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbog View Post
    Beaver ponds always have a few interesting backgrounds to them for pics....no matter what state you're in...
    Thanks Steve - I'm usually in a mildly confused state.

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