"This delightful excursion into the heart of the White Mountains showcases many extraordinary natural features. With each step comes yet one more delectable treat, including roaring streams, tranquil forests, reflective ponds, tumbling cascades, gnarled boulders, and dramatic vistas. Although more than 9 miles in length, two-thirds of the hike traverses level terrain. The remaining one-third, while significantly steep, repays the effort with inspiring scenes within boulder-strewn Zealand Notch and breathtaking views atop the precipitous Zeacliff. As an added bonus, throughout the journey the changing habitat provides ample opportunity to encounter plentiful wildlife, from warbling songbirds to stomping moose."