Join us in early August to bag two 4,000 footers along with views of the cascading Zealand Falls and the ever impressive Zealand Notch. During our 13-mile loop hike, we'll summit Zealand Mountain (4,260') and Mt. Hale (4,054') with a brief stop at Zealand Falls Hut along the way. While neither summit is famous for its views, from Zeacliff Outlook we'll feast our eyes on one of the finest views in the White Mountains with its magnificent panorama over the eastern Pemigewasset Wilderness and several mountain ranges. Plan for a long but convivial day, and pack full three-season gear. We will be spotting cars to avoid an end-of-day road walk.
Joe is one of the Boston Chapter's most experienced and active trip leaders - his summit visits number in the quadruple digits. Included among the many outings he leads each year for the Chapter's Hiking/Backpacking Committee are the single-day Presidential Range traverse on the summer solstice, and the Map & Compass course in the fall.