Our second day in the Presidentials started off with a great ridgeline walk for a couple of hours. These ridgeline walks are one of the reasons we like hiking up here so much. It was a little hazy but we still had some great views. Late in the morning we were given leftover breakfast at the Mizpah Hut, which was a nice treat.
The day was quite hot and we felt it as we came off the mountains down the steep Webster Cliff Trail to Crawford Notch at a lower elevation.
We had intended to sleep at Ethan Pond campsite, but the sites were not good for hammocking. We also knew that the next hut was just 5 easy miles up. We were hot and tired, but decided to keep going and got work for stay at the Zealand Falls Hut.
This hut was situated on the side of the mountain, so it had wonderful views as well as a waterfall very nearby with small pools. This hut only held 34 guests, so it had a more intimate vibe as well. The hut crew was excellent and gave us more food than we could handle at both dinner and breakfast.
This was our second night sleeping on our sitpads. In our hammocks we don’t need a regular ground pad (so we do not carry them) so in the huts we have slept on the floor on just our sitpads (these also serve function as our backpad in our packs), which are about 8″ x 20″…….not terribly comfortable.
Daily Distance: 18.9
Trip Distance: 352.9