Franklin County Highpoint Trip Report

Dates: September 24-25, 2007
Author: Charlie Zerphey

This time I didn't have any maps or Mike Schwartz’s report. I had the real Mike Schwartz (in the flesh) as my guide. If I remember, Mike didn't have any reports or topo's either and we got off on the wrong trail, some horse trail and we finally got to the trail leading up the mountain. We were so bushed that by the time we were about 1/3 way up we were running so late and completely fatigued, we both agreed to abort.

Next day we got an earlier start, morning twilight and back out to the trail head around 7:30 PM. Mission accomplished. I must say that Seward is one of the toughest mountains in the northeast and I never want to see again.