Top of Seymor
Seward (right), Donaldson (middle) and Emmons (left) view from Seymor
the cairn that starts the Seymor herd path
We hiked Seymor about a week ago. Seymor is one of the mountains in the Seward Range and it was one of the mountains that we were aloud to hike since Irene came through. We started early as always at a trailhead that only had one car at it. Hmm...strange since this was one of the few peaks that was open we thought that it would be more busy. There was a man that dropped by as we were getting ready to set off that talked to us saying that there were two trailheads and this was only the first one. The wrong one. We drove about 20 minutes farther to a very busy parking lot and continued to get ready and set off. Behind schedule....as always. We got to the Ward Brook Lean-to at 10:00 when my Dad thought we would get there around lunch. A little ways on was the start of the herd path. And up we went. We gained most of our elevation in that last two-tenths of a mile and then went over a bunch of "fake-summits" untill we finally reached the marker where there was a 46er keeping the herd path maintained. He showed us a spot with a good view becuase the summit was just trees. Then headed back down and did the whole trip breaks and lunch included in only 11 hours.