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.
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.
Combined all of the seward range including seymour in one day. It was a long day for sure but lots of fun.
Successful summits of Emmons, Seward, and Donaldson with Terri and Dan.
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.
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.
A nice peak. The rock just below the summit was a great spot to rest for a bit, and soak in the views.
Rained most of the way up. TONS of mud between Donaldson and Emmons. Couldn't see anything from the top.
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
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
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.
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.
Easily the best view among the Sewards!
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.
got lost on the way down...
Heard path all over
Small group of us did this on an overcast wet winter day.
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.
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.