Seymour Summit Marker
View South from Seymour Summit Area
Flower at Seymour Summit
At the Overlook Ledge near Seymour's Summit
View from Seymour Ledge
I headed down and ran into a few hikers ascending, we chatted and then I was off. I checked out the slide that runs along near the herdpath.
Slide near the Seymour Herdpath
Back down at Ward Brook Lean-To I picked up some stuff I had stashed on the way in and had a snack. The long hike back to the car was made pleasant by the nice weather. I passed the Blueberry Lean-To and also spotted a few interesting trees on my walk out.
Ward Brook Lean-To
Southern End of Ward Brook Trail
Trail back to Santanoni Parking PA
An interesting gnarled tree
Tree growing on a boulder
On the way out I stopped by Stony Creek Ponds for a kayak. I launched and checked out some cardinal flowers and saw some ducks. I swam a bit and hung out on shore. I was treated to watching a loon diving for a while as well. It was a pleasant paddle and a good addition to the day.
Fallen Birches and Cardinal Flowers in Stony Creek Ponds
Relaxing in the Noodle Chair
(Note: I did see leeches in the pond)
Loon showcasing it's camouflage
A nice quiet spot
I stopped to photograph Simon Pond in Tupper Lake, which was a really nice scene. I made a couple other photo stops along the way to break up the long drive home.
Simon Pond -Tupper Lake
Rock Island Bay - Tupper Lake
Grampus Lake Outlet - Long Lake
High Peaks Overlook - Newcomb