Seward Mountain Climber's Log

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technicolorNH - Jun 16, 2017 8:01 pm Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2017

Third of three  Sucess!

Two younger guys from NY (Jonathan was one name I remember) hiked over to this one from Donaldson with me and graciously waited for me to catch up to them on top. Both herd paths for this peak have more bedrock slab and rock scrambling than the other two peaks. We descended together and parted a bit before the Ward Brook trail, whereupon I set off at a very brisk walking pace to avoid the hordes of mosquitos on the way back to the Corey Road trailhead. Fifteen minutes at each summit on an eleven hour loop hike day. I'll have to return sometime for Seymour, preferably when it is chillier.


Gratton89 - Nov 17, 2013 10:13 pm Date Climbed: Nov 2, 2013

Very fun and 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 11:26 pm Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2009

Three today  Sucess!

Started from Corey Road. With Dan and Terri. Tagged Donaldson, Emmons, and Seward.


Onager - Jul 27, 2013 3:41 pm Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2013

Seward Mtn.  Sucess!

Summited Seward Mountain 4361' during an overnight at the Blueberry Lean-To. We backpacked in and stayed the night at the lean-to after our earlier summit of Seymour Mountain. We woke up around 6am and headed onto the trail towards Seward around 7:30am. After turning right at the cairn, the unmarked trail rose gradually, until becoming a monster. The trail became very difficult with mud caked up on the rock slides. This made for a slow going. Also there was seriouis scrambling in certain sections and my full attention was on my footing. We reached the summit around 10:30am, and decided not to push towards Emmons & Donaldson due to inclemental weather. A strenuous climb and an even more difficult descent back down.

Bark Eater

Bark Eater - Jun 1, 2013 7:16 am Date Climbed: May 30, 2013

Muddy Day  Sucess!

Ascended via the Calkins Brook Route. First Donaldson, then Emmons, then back track to Seward. Descended via the North Slope to Ward Brook. Lots of water, mud, and patches of snow on the ridgeline. Challenging but fun day! With my high peaks hiking buddy RD Jim. #38/46.


CRiedel2 - Nov 6, 2011 12:53 am Date Climbed: Oct 17, 2011

Wet, Muddy, Cold  Sucess!

Hiked up from the Corey's parking area after a week of rain. The whole trail was a muddy, wet slog. The upper part of the trail was the same, which slowed me down a good bit. Patches of snow the higher I got, and with the wind at the summit my hands were getting numb pretty quickly. Didn't spend much time at the top and wasn't going to have time for the other 2 summits, so I'll be going back next year...when it's dryer! Hahaha. I liked that it wasn't just a hike though, with the scrambling up the rocks. 14 miles and 10 hours round trip.

UPDATE: Hiked Seward Mt again 7/22/14, but via the Caulkin's Brook trail. Great weather and a dry trail. Hiked Mt Donaldson and Emmons first. The hike over from Mt Donaldson was great with some rock scrambling along the way. I highly recommend this route rather than coming up from Ward Brook.


LDuszer - Oct 6, 2010 10:59 pm Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2007

rainy and wet in '07  Sucess!

Hiked with Donaldson and Emmons. Rainy and wet most of the way up.


JimWallace - Dec 27, 2009 9:10 am Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2009

Seward  Sucess!

Climbed with the ADK on this day and went up again on Saturday December 26th 2009


EastcoastMike - Dec 23, 2009 8:17 pm Date Climbed: Dec 22, 2009


a group broke out the trail the day before we went in.


starship_jen - Jan 12, 2009 3:42 pm Date Climbed: Jan 10, 2009

Calkins Brook  Sucess!

Hiked with Donaldson & Emmons on a beautiful, cold, sunny day. Gorgeous views and the sun felt amazing! Tiring but productive day!


Spindle - Oct 12, 2008 10:27 pm Date Climbed: Oct 11, 2008

Route climbed: herd path from Camp Four Lean-To  Sucess!

A muddy, slippery, mess of a climb up in perfect fall weather.

Totally worth it.


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

Seward Mountain  Sucess!

Climbed with Donaldson and Emmons via the Duck Hole Trail from Route 3. Good weather for most of the day. Herd path was easy to follow and provided a real sense of isolation and remoteness. Not much of a view though.


starship_jen - Nov 11, 2007 10:10 pm Date Climbed: Nov 10, 2007

Herd path  Sucess!

Snow! And lots of it! Paul and I hiked this peak and it was slow going. Tough and slick in spots. Planned on hiking Donaldson and Emmons, but didn't have enough daylight. Next time! 15/46.


CookieMonster - Jul 24, 2007 11:49 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 1991

Up and Down From Ward Brook  Sucess!

This was a very isolated area back in the early 90s, where you'd only find those serious about completing the 46. Hiked into the area from Ward Brook. Climbed Seward, Donadson, and Emmons - returning the same way. Left my mother on the summit of Seward for an afternoon while we continued onward!


Enapai - Jul 22, 2007 5:05 pm Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2007

Route Climbed: Calkins Brook HP to ridgeline  Sucess!

Sun, Sun, Sun, and Mud, Mud, Mud. I heard from other hikers that the HP up from Ward's Brook was like climbing in falling water. Calkins Brook HP was in good shape. Can't say the same about the HP along the ridge.

The edge

The edge - Mar 14, 2007 6:32 pm Date Climbed: Oct 21, 2005

ADK #44  Sucess!

there is only three two left...
WOW... on the way


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

Rep'n the ROTMC  Sucess!

Did you know Seward was named for William Seward, possibly better known for his Alaskan "folly"?

royswkr - Jul 26, 2006 11:17 pm Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2003

From Ward Brook  Sucess!

That night, had to move camp from nearby designated site after mouse kept me awake building nest under car hood


woodstrider - Aug 9, 2005 4:32 pm

Route Climbed: From herdpath, up from Ward Brook taril Date Climbed: 8/17/96 and 12/21/97  Sucess!

Great fun. Great views.


climber46 - Jul 19, 2005 9:40 pm

Route Climbed: herd path from the north 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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