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01-08-2006, 01:11 AM
The road was very drivable to the summer paking area, and will remain that way unless they get a big storm. Lots of faces from previous trips in there, crazy mama, mark and kelly, guinness, and the VP of the 46ers. We opted for seymour because others were doing it and went for the relative safe hiking of a broken trail, but others did calkins up to Donaldson, and word is that all 3 peaks there are now broken out also. The snow is in great shape, but there is still open water on the approach making for some interesting jumping to avoid wet feet going towards ward brook LT. The skies were crisp blue, and the view of the sawtooth range was immense. The one spot to avoid is the parking lot next to the gate. If anyone plans on leaving a car, leave it before the bridge. I got stuck in that lot, a ford expedition got stuck in lot, and I know of at least one other car that got buried up to it's axles there. If that gate is open next weekend, it's going to be a zoo in there. What a great time to bag these peaks. Be careful with the parking at the summer TH also. One car got stuck there in the morning. I heard a story about two posters from this site that got stuck in there last winter. 800 smackaroos for a tow out of there. I want to try for emmons next weekend.
01-08-2006, 05:56 PM
Wow sounds like the "Golden Gates," to the Seward Range are open! Glad you got Seymour. Yes the three other Sewards are broken out. Know several friends who have been in there recently.
Glad you got one Doug! Way to go!
01-08-2006, 07:58 PM
I see that after a 4 hour car trip home I spelled "Seymour" wrong. Oh well. It's a long trip.
01-08-2006, 11:03 PM
Nice job Doug!
I was thinking of you guys while climbing Noonmark.
Seymour was a big day for me in the summer and the blackflies at the top were brutal. Somehow I'm thinking that wasn't a problem this time around... ;)
01-09-2006, 09:51 AM
Black flies were not a problem, but the sun was blinding on top as we looked out towards Santi Range.
01-09-2006, 01:16 PM
Nice to run into you Doug and Alistair! It sure was hairy getting up those slick pitches close to the summit. But the views were spectacular. The Santanonis and the rest of the Sewards were shining in all it's glory.
Sunday, Harry K, Al, and I did Big Slide from the Garden which was more of a tracked out path.
I have some pictures from both hikes that I have to get online soon..
01-09-2006, 09:18 PM
I second the hike is a great climb and the trail is in great shape as 7 people summited Saturday with three others heading in as we were heading out,and who knows how many on Sunday. Good time to climb this one.
01-10-2006, 10:14 AM
Thought I'd post my pictures here from Satuday's hike to Seymour.
Again, it was fun to hike with some familiar faces and also great to meet some new ones. Running into Mark and Kelly at the Ward Brook leanto was also good, met them last year on the Dix range.
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