Mount Donaldson Climber's Log

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JRaphaelson - Sep 3, 2018 12:07 pm Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2018

Four in a Day  Sucess!

Wouldn't say great hike, but enjoyable enough, combined with the other three in the range.


technicolorNH - Jun 16, 2017 7:48 pm Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2017

First of three  Sucess!

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.


CRiedel2 - Jul 23, 2014 2:05 pm Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2014

16 Miles on a Great Day  Sucess!

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.


Gratton89 - Nov 19, 2013 6:04 pm Date Climbed: Nov 2, 2013

long day  Sucess!

Combined all of the seward range including seymour in one day. It was a long day for sure but lots of fun.


yadahzoemtn - Sep 1, 2013 10:45 pm Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2009

Three today  Sucess!

Successful summits of Emmons, Seward, and Donaldson with Terri and Dan.


Onager - Jul 27, 2013 3:40 pm Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2013

Donaldson Mtn.  Sucess!

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.

Bark Eater

Bark Eater - Jun 1, 2013 7:26 am Date Climbed: May 30, 2013

Spring in the ADKS  Sucess!

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.


mancopa - Aug 8, 2011 4:43 pm Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2011

Seward Range  Sucess!

A nice peak. The rock just below the summit was a great spot to rest for a bit, and soak in the views.


LDuszer - Oct 6, 2010 11:00 pm Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2007

seward, donaldson, emmons  Sucess!

Rained most of the way up. TONS of mud between Donaldson and Emmons. Couldn't see anything from the top.


EastcoastMike - Dec 23, 2009 8:18 pm Date Climbed: Dec 22, 2009




JimWallace - Dec 16, 2009 10:21 pm Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2009

Seward Range  Sucess!

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


starship_jen - Jan 12, 2009 3:39 pm Date Climbed: Jan 10, 2009

Via Calkins Brook  Sucess!

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


Spindle - Oct 12, 2008 10:30 pm Date Climbed: Oct 11, 2008

Route climbed: from Seward

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.


Tahawus - Aug 11, 2008 6:34 pm Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2006

Mount Donaldson  Sucess!

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.


CookieMonster - Jul 25, 2007 12:00 am Date Climbed: Jul 3, 1991

The Finest View  Sucess!

Easily the best view among the Sewards!


Enapai - Jul 22, 2007 5:26 pm Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2007

Route Climbed: Calkins Brook HP to ridgeline  Sucess!

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.

The edge

The edge - Mar 14, 2007 4:56 pm Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2005

ADK #16  Sucess!

got lost on the way down...
Heard path all over


woodstrider - Oct 11, 2006 9:12 pm Date Climbed: Feb 20, 1999

Day hike- Caulkins Brook  Sucess!

Small group of us did this on an overcast wet winter day.


mike_lindacher - Aug 17, 2006 10:12 pm Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2006

Carrot Cake Cliff Bars Rock  Sucess!

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.


climber46 - Jul 19, 2005 9:41 pm

Route 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.

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