4,161 feet | ranked 32/46 in height | 4th peak climbed (repeat)
With both our previous High Peaks hikes of the year out of the AuSable Club trailhead, Erin and I were ready to switch things up a bit. On the hike out the Lake Road after Sawteeth, we'd discussed our next options and were tempted to take on something more challenging. Luckily, there are many such options. Possibly a return to the Sewards? Or maybe knocking of the rest of the Dix Range? However, as the middle of the week rolled around and I was drooling all over the weather forecast for the upcoming weekend, Erin expressed some hesitation due to a physical complication that had cropped up since our last hike. After she consulted her doctor, who wasn't terribly concerned about her going hiking, we talked again. We both really wanted to get back in the mountains, but weren't entirely sure her doctor fully understood what kind of hike we were contemplating. The Seward Range is not your average stroll in the park.