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Today starts and ends with a steep, rocky trail, but is a bit shorter and less challenging than the previous day, with a total ascent of 1,656 feet (505 meters).
In between Galehead and Zealand Huts, you’ll summit three mountains, all of them over 4,000 feet (1,219 meters).
First up is South Twin, which offers a full view of the Pemigewasset Wilderness, but only the second best view of the day.
After some hiking below the treeline, you will begin your ascent to Mount Guyot, which has better views about 30 feet below the summit than at the summit itself.
The third peak of the day is Mount Zealand, and this time the landscape view – the best of the day and possibly the best of the Pemigewasset – comes after the summit at Zealand Cliff, or “Zeacliff.” On your way down to the hut, make sure to stop and check out the waterfall that gives the hut its name. www.pygmy-elephant.com