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technicolorNHFirst of three  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2017


Took me three and a half hours to get to the summit from the Corey's Road TH on a warm, mostly clear day. The herd path to the west that takes you to the col between Seward and Donaldson was a much more pleasant ascent than the herd path to the north of Seward. Good views from Donaldson though.
Posted Jun 16, 2017 7:48 pm

CRiedel216 Miles on a Great Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2014


Summited along with Mt Emmons and then Seward Mt. Great weather, and the trail was even dry! Took the Caulkin's Brook trail, was very easy to follow and easier than coming up from the Ward Brook trail. Great day, just under 12 hours. Mt Donaldson has a couple great spots to rest and enjoy some really great views too.
Posted Jul 23, 2014 2:05 pm

Gratton89long day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 2, 2013


Combined all of the seward range including seymour in one day. It was a long day for sure but lots of fun.
Posted Nov 19, 2013 6:04 pm

yadahzoemtnThree today  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2009


Successful summits of Emmons, Seward, and Donaldson with Terri and Dan.
Posted Sep 1, 2013 10:45 pm

OnagerDonaldson Mtn.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2013


Summited Donaldson Mountain 4140' on a wet, stormy day. Our group of 5 started at the Seward Range Trailhead and followed the trail towards Calkins Brook. We took a left at the cairn near the brook, crossed the brook, and followed the heard path to the col between Seward and Donaldson. From here it was an easy but muddy walk to the summit. We then continued on towards Mount Emmons.
Posted Jul 27, 2013 3:40 pm

Bark EaterSpring in the ADKS  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 30, 2013

Bark Eater

Ascended via Calkins Brook with RD Jim. #36/46. Wet and muddy, patches of snow on the ridge. Challenging but fun day to complete the Seward Range.
Posted Jun 1, 2013 7:26 am

mancopaSeward Range  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2011


A nice peak. The rock just below the summit was a great spot to rest for a bit, and soak in the views.
Posted Aug 8, 2011 4:43 pm

LDuszerseward, donaldson, emmons  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2007


Rained most of the way up. TONS of mud between Donaldson and Emmons. Couldn't see anything from the top.
Posted Oct 6, 2010 11:00 pm

Date Climbed: Dec 22, 2009


Posted Dec 23, 2009 8:18 pm

JimWallaceSeward Range  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2009


I climbed this as part of a weekend backpacking hike with the ADK.On the same ascent we also did Seward and Emmons and the previous day we climbed Seymore.During this particular morning the summit was socked in with clouds.The trail was very nice with a plush green carpet of mosses.The wilderness here is wonderful.This is some of the best NY has hidden within......Jw
Posted Dec 16, 2009 10:21 pm

starship_jenVia Calkins Brook  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 10, 2009


Hiked in via Calkins Brook on a -21 degree morning! Brrrrr! Beautiful day once the sun came up. Great views of Seward. Headed to Emmons, then over to Seward from there. 38/46
Posted Jan 12, 2009 3:39 pm

SpindleRoute climbed: from Seward
Date Climbed: Oct 11, 2008


Over from Seward the same day. The weather was amazing, as was the depth of the mud in the wet areas.

Not much of a view from the summit but a fun hike anyway.
Posted Oct 12, 2008 10:30 pm

TahawusMount Donaldson  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2006


Climbed wih Seward and Emmons via the Duck Hole Trail from Route 3. Steep descent between Seward and Donaldson. Great views from the summit and easily the best among the three centeral peaks in the Seward range.
Posted Aug 11, 2008 6:34 pm

CookieMonsterThe Finest View  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 1991


Easily the best view among the Sewards!
Posted Jul 25, 2007 12:00 am

EnapaiRoute Climbed: Calkins Brook HP to ridgeline  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2007


Easily the best views of the three. Calkins Brook HP in good shape. Walk along ridge - terrible. Mud everywhere. Pleasant day to be in the mountains though.
Posted Jul 22, 2007 5:26 pm

The edgeADK #16  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2005

The edge

got lost on the way down...
Heard path all over
Posted Mar 14, 2007 4:56 pm

woodstriderDay hike- Caulkins Brook  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 20, 1999


Small group of us did this on an overcast wet winter day.
Posted Oct 11, 2006 9:12 pm

mike_lindacherCarrot Cake Cliff Bars Rock  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2006


Possibly the best view of the bunch comes from this guy, Donaldson. Crazy dragon-fly activity on the summit. Those things sound like g-damn choppers when they whiz by.
Posted Aug 17, 2006 10:12 pm

climber46Route Climbed: herd path on the ridge Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2001  Sucess!


Hiked from the Coreys Rd trailhead to Seward, Donaldson, and Emmons as a day hike. The herd path on the upper half and ridge was awful. I never want to come here again. This hike tied with my hike of Redfield and Cliff as the worst herd paths I have ever seen.
Posted Jul 19, 2005 9:41 pm

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