Zeacliff and Hale

Andrew Masteller (Co-Leader), Bjorn Poonen (Leader)
Caroline Szendey (she/her/hers)
3-season hiking
Trip date
Sunday, May 22nd, 2022
Difficulty rating
Physical condition for a trip of this length and difficulty.

The view from Zeacliff is featured on the cover of The 4000-footers of the White Mountains - it includes Mt. Washington and other Presidentials, as well as a panorama of the eastern Pemigewasset Wilderness. We'll hike there Sunday! Along the way, we'll visit Mt. Hale, a 4000-footer whose summit has magnetic volcanic rocks that will confuse your compass. We'll also pass by Zealand Falls Hut, which features a nearby waterfall (and restrooms!)

We'll leave Cambridge Sunday morning and return Sunday evening. The hiking route is 9.8 miles, with 3450 ft. elevation gain: https://caltopo.com/m/0KL4J. We'll hike at a comfortable pace.

Pre-trip meeting on zoom: Thursday May 19 at 8pm.

People accepted to the May Circus should not sign up for this trip, but waitlisted people (or anyone else up for a Sunday day hike) are welcome! Our trip is independent of the circus; we will not be stopping at Camelot.

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first-come, first-serve
Maximum participants
Signups opened at
May 16, 2022, 9:55 a.m.
Signups closed at
May 18, 2022, 10 p.m.
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  2. What kind of exercise do you get regularly?
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