Seward Mountain (New York)

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Seward Mountain
Seward Mt seen from Seymour Mt NY.jpg
Seward Mt. seen from Seymour Mt.
Elevation 1,325 metres (4,347 ft)[1]
Prominence 620 m (2,030 ft)[2]
Listing Adirondack High Peaks
Location
Location Franklin County, New York
Range Seward Mountains
Coordinates 44°9.58′N 74°11.98′W / 44.15967°N 74.19967°W / 44.15967; -74.19967Coordinates: 44°9.58′N 74°11.98′W / 44.15967°N 74.19967°W / 44.15967; -74.19967
Topo map USGS Ampersand Lake
Climbing
First ascent 1870, Verplanck Colvin and Alvah Dunning[3]

Seward Mountain is a mountain located in Franklin County, New York, of which it is the highest point. Seward Mtn. is named after William H. Seward (1801–1872), Governor of New York (1839–1842), and United States Secretary of State (1861–1869). The mountain is part of the Seward Mountains of the Adirondacks. Seward Mountain is flanked to the southwest by Donaldson Mountain, and to the east faces Seymour Mountain across Ouluska Pass.

Seward Mountain stands within the watershed of the Raquette River, which drains into the Saint Lawrence River in Canada, and into the Gulf of Saint Lawrence. The southeast slopes of Seward Mtn. drain into Seward Brook, thence into the Cold River, a tributary of the Raquette River. The west end of Seward Mtn. drains into Calkins Brook, thence into the Raquette River. The northern slopes of Seward drain into Ward Brook, thence into Ampersand Lake, Ampersand Brook, Stony Creek, and the Raquette River.

Seward Mountain is within the High Peaks Wilderness Area of New York's Adirondack Park.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Summit elevation between 1,320 and 1,330 m.
  2. ^ Key col elevation is 704.4 m.
  3. ^ Terrie, Phillip G., Contested Terrain; A New History of Nature and People in the Adirondacks, Syracuse: Adirondack Museum/Syracuse University Press, 1997. ISBN 978-0-8156-0904-9.

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