Thursday, April 22, 2010

Adirondacks Spring 2010

Reached the summit of Mt. Seward (4365 ft.) in the Western High Peaks region of the Adirondack Mountains Wednesday under perfect weather. We were the only ones to climb Seward In quite a while according the the log book at the trail head. It was the first time in three trips through the Seward range it did not snow on us, and we saw no people. We packed in 9 miles Tuesday, hiked 8 hours Wednesday, and packed out 9 miles Thursday. No fancy photo gear, I brought only a simple Kodak point and shoot camera which took surprisingly decent pictures. The climb was sketchy, and coming down was worse due to the deep rapidly melting snow. To make things more challenging this mountain does not have a marked trail and is unmaintained, so getting lost is possible. The nights were cold, but we were in a nice lean-to next to Blueberry Pond and a good stream where we could filter water for cooking, oh and no bears this time. Great trip, but glad to be home.

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