Mount Seymour - Mt. Seymour Trail, October 2020
Late October now and I was looking to my "back yard" peaks for something in the 'hood to bag. Set course for Mount Elsay, the next peak after Seymour (and Runner). Alas a late start combined with verglass covered rock on shaded aspects made for slower than normal travel and ultimately conspired against me. Called it good at the final saddle where the routes for Elsay and Seymour diverge and just continued another ~5 mins up Seymour instead. If anyone's counting, this would now be my third time following previous ascents in January 2002 and October 2015. Fantastic views as always from up top, one of the best for the North Shore peaks and always a fun little hike for an otherwise "urban peak". Witnessed a rescue helicopter come to the aid of some teen sitting beside the trail just below the intervening Tim Jones Peak while I was up there. Asked if help was needed but couldn't quite make out what if any his injuries were, nor am I sure was he. Not that he seemed motivated to bother trying being that a helivac was on its way. God help us all. Anyway, made a short detour to catch the sunset from nearby Dog Mountain on my return to wrap up yet another fine Autumn day in the hillz!
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