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Seymour Mountain

09-09-2006

Submitted By Michael Virdone

The Mountains & Stats

15 miles with 2561 feet of gain
  • Seymour (4120 Feet, NY) globe Mountain

People On The Trip

Trip Report

     We hiked in friday night and we were going to meet TJ and Meg at the ward brook leanto. However when we arrived at the leanto it was full, and there were a number of people sleeping around the leanto as well. The number of people, the lack of campsites, and the poorly hung bear bag made us decide to go to the camp 4 leantos. We waited for TJ and Meg to arrive and we hiked from ward brook to camp 4 (not far at all, plus a quick hike since it is on the road).

      The camp 4 leantos were very nice, each had a fireplace and a picinic table. On our weekend both leantos were completely empty. We all slept pretty well that night and woke up the next morning ready for pancakes (since it was an easier hike I decided we'd have time for a real breakfast).

      After breakfast we backtracked down the road to the beginning of the Seymour herd path. The path is easy to follow and runs next to a slide for the majority of the way. The trail itself is pretty steep; once you begin your ascent you don't take a level step until the false summit. After a few hours of hiking we reached the false summit (there would be a view if it weren't cloudy). The real summit is a few hundred yards past that. When we hiked there was a summit sign.

      As soon as we hit the false summit it started raining so we didn't have much time to enjoy the "views". However, once we got to the lower elevations it cleared up a little bit and we had some views of the sawtooth mountains. When we arrived back at camp we were all pretty soaked and decided against camping out another night so we hiked out. We made an amazing pace covering the 6+ miles from camp to the car in a little over 2 hours.

      After packing up at the coreys trailhead we took off down the road. We stopped for dinner at the lumberjack in Tupper Lake and then tried to drive home. About 1/4 of the way back I was falling asleep so Nicole and I decided to sleep the night at a rest area (a very good choice)

The Good and The Bad

The Good:

Seymour is a pretty straight forward mountain
Dinner at the Lumberjack was awesome as usual
Camp 4 Leantos are well worth the extra mile hike

The Bad:

The rain as usual
It would be nice to get a view once in a while

The Drive

We drove up 81 and then over 3. Unfortunately we forgot the detour Nate showed us so we ended up driving through downtown Watertown during rush hour.
Other than sleeping in the car on the ride home, the drive was uneventful.

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