Seward Range
Seymour, Seward, Donaldson & Emmons

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The Sewards in the western high peaks region of the Adirondacks are mountains that belong to the Native American Black Bear.

The during the western expansion of the Adriondacks in the 19th century, secretary of state of the D.E.C. William H. Seward eyed a mountain range lived on by native American black bears for thousands of years.

The black bears were under a financial crunch from getting in credit card debt by buying excessive amounts of Honey Comb cereal.  William Seward offered six dollars and a hive of bees, and the black bears counter offered with a thirty billion price tag.  Both parties settled on a price of $7,200,000.00 on March 30th, 1867.


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      Seward Mountain from Donaldson

The white man immediately broke another treaty with the black bears.  When the black bears deposited the check in the First National Bank of the Black Bears the check bounced for non sufficient funds.

                                                       This is a copy of the bounced check.
                                                

The black bears fought a gorilla war with the settlers of the now named Seward range.....And that is kind of funny if you think about it......as black bears in gorilla suits is kind of cool.

But on December 29th, 1890 the Wounded Paw massacre happened.  The black bear leader Yogi bear and over 100 other black bears were massacred by the 7th calvary from the New York DEC. 

The black bears were forced on to reservations after that to live a life suppressed by whitey.  A big blow came in the early 21st century when the evil DEC of New York enacted a bear cannister rule to prevent black bears from eating meals.....Because of this drastic measure black bears are now being starved out of existence.

So black bears were not properly paid for the Seward Range since the $7,200,000.00 check bounced, and then the black bears are forced to forage for food in McDonald's parking lots.

The next time you are hiking the Seward Range you better get your check book out to pay the black bears (and no starter checks), or they might just attack you in their gorilla suits. 

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A tributary of Calkins Brook
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Adrian backpacking
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Adrian on Donaldson with Seward in the back
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Ampersand Lake & Mountain Donaldson-ish area
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Ampersand Lake climbing Seward
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Andrew going up Seymour
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Andrew hiking toward the Leantos
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Andrew in #4 Leanto #1
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Andrew on Emmons
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Andrew on Seward
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Another Seymour view
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Another view of Seward from Donaldson
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Between Seward & Donaldson
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Calkins Brook cairn
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Adrian at Calkins Brook herd path cairn
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Coreys Road
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Donaldson circle
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Donaldson coming down Seward
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Donaldson lookout towards MacIntyre Range
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Emmons again
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Emmons coming down Seward
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Emmons from Seward area
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Emmons plastic
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Emmons with Adrian 1st time
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Emmons with Adrian 2nd time
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Ferns along the Calkins Brook herd path
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Getting closer to Emmons from Donaldson
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Hiking towards Donaldson from Seward
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Little bridge on the Ward Brook Trail
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Long Lake from Emmons
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Adrirondack mud between Donaldson & Emmons
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Mud between Emmons & Donaldson
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Mud mud mud
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Need some rain
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#4 Leanto #1
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On the Seward herd path
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Owl out of focus
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Rain/hail on Seymour Andrew pose
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Santanoni's from views between Emmons & Donaldson
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Santanoni's dropping down form Seward
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Seward from Donaldson
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Seward with Adrian 2nd time
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Sewards circle
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Seymour
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Seymour & the MacIntyre Range
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Seymour from Donaldson
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Seymour view from Donaldson
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Seymour with Adrian 2nd time
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Signing out
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Spongebob on Donaldson with Seward in back
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Spongebob on Emmons
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Spongebob on Seward 2nd time
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Trail junction 1.2 miles in from start
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Trailhead sign Sewards
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Ward Brook leanto
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Western view from a Donaldson lookout
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Wet clothes in #4 Leanto #1
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Wow, it is Seward again from Donaldson
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