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Zealand Mountain - Hiking

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Zealand Mountain (4,260ft) Elevation Gain: 2,300ft Trails: Zealand, Twinway Trail/Appalachian Trail Hut: Zealand Falls Distance: 11.4 miles roundtrip Duration: 7.5 hrs (includes stops and breaks)
My 4000+ Peaks #11 Listed 4000+: #31 Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous
My 11th, yup! CHECK! Since my solo hike to Mounts Lafayette and Lincoln, I've been off from hiking for two weeks. With Irene's wrath, it didn't look like we were going to get to Zeacliff and Zealand. But at the last moment the roads were opened and the New England Over 50 Hiking Group was good to go! The trailhead parking lot is easy to find, at the very end of Zealand Road, and had we hiked this during winter when Zealand Road is closed to traffic, it would have added on another 7 miles roundtrip to our hike.
I wasn't the only hiker celebrating a peak bag on this hike, Mary and Lora were also peakbagging. And Janet, who was with me on my first peak bag to Mt. Pierce, was celebrating her 48th. 20 of us met up at the Zea…