Sawteeth is an exceptional mountain with breathtaking views along the ascent with a full frontal panorama of the massive upper Great Range peaks. You soon start to see the landscape around as you approach the junction between Sawteeth (left) and the trail leading to Pyramid (right), which is the first open view before Gothics… The day started with the plan to hike Gothics, Armstong, and Upper Wolfjaw in one giant 15 mile loop. We noted that had we climbed u p this way, our trip would have been much easier. Sawteeth, Gothics, and Armstrong 2011-03-03 The day started well but ended being memorable for all the wrong reasons. It was small and the views paled in comparison to Gothics and Pyramid. There is also another way you can go down this trail, via the “Gothics Cables,” where cables are, that you hold onto, to go down. We decided to take the Sawteeth scenic trail down, which was unremarkable at first, involved a few ladders and a unexpected and unwelcome ascent to to a second tooth. High Peak #30 for me! I had done both Gothics and Sawteeth separately several times, but I had never done them together. 14.5 miles and 13 hours later gained three more 46ers (Sawteeth, Gothics and Armstrong) and a 4th mountain with Pyramid. Okay, and that wraps up our journey to Gothics, Pyramid, and Sawteeth peaks! Hike starts with walking by Ausable Lake and a cool view of Indian Head. Chilly morning to start at about 50 degrees. Thanks in advance. Above are some pictures of these remarkable mountains, and below, a link to some footage of my hike! Name comes from the serrated appearance of its summit ridge. Sawteeth, Gothics, and Armstrong 2011-03-03 The day started well but ended being memorable for all the wrong reasons. Unfortunately we ended up turning around and finding a different hike. The Sawteeth seem to get zero respect. So, yes this is a long hike, but for you pros, I’m sure it’s just another day! One of my favorite hikes. The summit of Sawteeth via the scenic trail is 3.0 miles from the bridge at Lower Ausable Lake. After walking to the club, turn left immediately after the first tennis court and continue on to the rangers cabin where you wil… The summit cam early. I did Gothics and Pyramid Peaks first, because they were my main goals, but if you know you can and want to do all three peaks, I suggest doing Sawteeth first, then the other two. 3. Sawteeth is on a spur ridge of the Great Range, which branches off to the southeast from Gothics. It’s nestled in the valley of Sawteeth and Gothics with the open views of the steeps cliffs of the Great Range, breathtaking. P.S. I was like 6.9. Then we had to do it all in reverse. I'll change my number to … View from a ledge on Gothics The Drops on an outcropping on Gothics overlooking the Ausable Lakes Ed’s favorite panorama from the day- from somewhere on Gothics overlooking Saddleback, Basin, Haystack, Marcy, and many more Sawteeth 29/46 Drops on Sawteeth My favorite panorama of the day from the summit of Sawteeth Butterfly! Me, pointing out that we are ONLY 6.1 miles from the truck. Thataway --> We left the St. Hubert parking lot at 6:30 and headed up the lake road. Another great summit for the day! Most people seem to treat them as an "add on" on rather than a destination, probably because they so easily reached via a short spur from the Weld trail and most hikers just quickly grab the summit as part of a loop over Gothics and Armstrong. What a mountain! Joining us at the start were Sharon, Don, and Paul who were heading in the same way to climb Sawteeth via the scenic route. Sawteeth, Gothics, and Armstrong via St. Hubert’s- 4 February 2012 Posted on September 16, 2013 by blackaa13 Left campus at 5:30 for a long day of hiking with Paul, who drove up from Maryland and is trying to finish his Winter 46, and my resident Evan. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips. A little beyond Pyramid we reached a junction and started the climb to Sawteeth. We'll be back in the area for Sawteeth anyways and I definitely wanted to revisit Gothics. Big Slide Mountain via The Brothers, Slide Mountain Brook and Phelps Trail Loop, Basin Mountain Saddleback Mountain Loop via Phelps Trail, Upper/Lower Wolfjaw & Armstrong from the Garden, Saddleback Mountain Via the Orebed Brook Trail, Lower/Upper Wolfjaw, Armstrong, and Gothics Loop Trail. One of my favorite hikes. A beast of a hike! Once you see the golf course, and different cottages on your left, you will see signs, directing you to where the various trail heads start. Sawteeth, Gothics, and Armstrong via St. Hubert’s- 4 February 2012 Posted on September 16, 2013 by blackaa13 Left campus at 5:30 for a long day of hiking with Paul, who drove up from Maryland and is trying to finish his Winter 46, and my resident Evan. We followed the directions to the trail head from all trails and it took us into private property. It was small and the views paled in comparison to Gothics and Pyramid. Look for cairns as you weave through the mess. To get to Sawteeth, you need to summit another 4000 foot peak, Pyramid, that sits between Gothics and Sawteeth. I forgot how steep this trail was! TRIP REPORTThis trip began with Gothics as our intended destination. I was surprised how quickly it came up on us. This is where the steepness INCREASES, for about 2.2 miles, and there really is no rest. It had been a couple of years since I had been on Sawteeth and Gothics so when the opportunity came to do them again I jumped at the chance. Well trail to the col between Gothics and Sawteeth. Lies on a spur ridge of the Great Range, which branches off to the southeast from Gothics. Also, to do Sawteeth, you will stay left instead of right, for about .5 miles. It was a really quick descent and ascent to get there. The other snowshoer and I ended up doing these bits together, which added a bit of moral support to the affair. Gothics Mountain is number 10 in height on the 46ers list, standing at 4,736 feet. A little beyond Pyramid we reached a junction and started the climb to Sawteeth. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips. To get to Sawteeth, you need to summit another 4000 foot peak, Pyramid, that sits between Gothics and Sawteeth. Once you find your parking, you will have to walk on the dirt road for about ½ a mile to the Ausable Club. Total time: 13h 44 m, moving time 10h 50m Sawteeth and Gothics from Phelps Trail is a 8.8 mile out and back trail located near Keene Valley, New York that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. Then in about 2.2 miles keep left onto NY-73 towards Lake Placid, then stay on route 73 for 5.3 miles. After much discussion between Andy and me about where to go hiking, we settled on Sawteeth and Gothics. In addition, I started this hike a little after 8am, and didn’t get back to my car until 6pm. It turned out to be such a lovely day! Take the scenic route to Sawteeth only. There are amazing views from this "West Gothics" summit, as another hiker referred to it. 2 High Peaks: Sawteeth 4,150 ft, Gothics 4,734 ft . Gothics via Pyramid Peak, and Sawteeth, are the LAST trails you can access from this road, so don’t feel discouraged when you see signs and cut-offs for every other trail, these 3 peaks just happened to be ALL the way down. The summit of Gothics was gorgeous with great views of the rest of the great range. Pyramid is close enough to Gothics that you could just add it to your Great Range hike(s) if you wanted. I sat there for a little bit deciding weather or not to head up to Sawteeth to get one more peak in. Perfect conditions! Sawteeth, Gothics, Armstrong (Winter) Posted on December 21, 2016 December 21, 2016. Shortly after you reach the stairs up the Saddleback slide. Gothics is a mountain in the High Peaks Region of the Adirondack Mountains.The mountain gets its name due to its large rock slides' resemblance to Gothic architecture.The summit has near 360 degree views, which combined with its location in the High Peaks Region, gives splendid views of … We decided to take the Sawteeth scenic trail down, which was unremarkable at first, involved a few ladders and a unexpected and unwelcome ascent to to a second tooth. I knew Sawteeth was only .5 miles away from the cutoff so I was feeling really good at this point in time. The Sawteeth seem to get zero respect. I just went back the way I came, because I didn’t know this way, and I still wanted to do to Sawteeth, but if you want a challenge, go for it! General Information. There was one large open rock that we had to scramble up. There was a decent amount of mud along this trail. Fall High Peaks winter warm up! The summit of Gothics was gorgeous with great views of the rest of the great range. The signs will say towards Indian Head and Rainbow falls in bold (most popular, also another fabulous hike), then underneath you’ll see the other various trails listed, such as Wolfjaws, Gothics, Pyramid, Sawteeth, Nippletop, and others. You will also experience sights of the granite slides of Pyramid and Gothics! Gothics and Sawteeth. Under clear skies, a light breeze, relatively high humidity and temperatures in the low 80’s (that felt several degrees warmer), we started walking on the AMR Lake Road just after 8:30 AM. Sawteeth … You can see just about every high peak in every direction. Sawteeth is an ADK 46er in the High Peaks Wilderness Area of Adirondack Park, New York. For this trip I joined a new partner Andrew, who I met through an Adirondack High Peaks Facebook group. Now Sawteeth... You lose A LOT of elevation, about 1000 ft, in a short distance. It’s been a long 9 months waiting for winter to arrive. Don't worry - it looks much more intimidating from afar than it was to actually climb. It is the thirty-fifth highest peak in the Adirondacks at 4100 feet. Next is Rainbow falls. Sawteeth, Gothics, and Armstrong. This would be a bigger hike for me at about 14 miles and over 4000 feet of elevation gain. December 31, 2014 Debbie, Andy, Emily, and I hiked down Lake Road under headlamp early in the morning. We took another nice break on Pyramid, shared with 6 others. At this point, I still wasn't sure which peak I'd attempt. We had to be careful in certain spots on our climb up to Pyramid. I sat there for a little bit deciding weather or not to head up to Sawteeth to get one more peak in. At 2:55 I came across a huge balanced rock to the left,.9 miles from Gothics, and of … Was nice running into you guys on Armstrong and thanks again for your advice and your ADK 46R trip reports which were all very helpful in our planning. Joining us at the start were Sharon, Don, and Paul who were heading in the same way to climb Sawteeth via the scenic route. But after an early start (4am rise and on the trail by 6:30), an attack by bugs along the road in from the Ausable Club, and a shower under Rainbow Falls we decided to head up Sawteeth at the junction on the trail to Pyramid. Sitting near the ... Pyramid, and Gothics. After crossing the brooke, the trail is moderately inclined as you climb towards the col between Sawteeth and Gothics. Continue to the right if you are headed down (or up to the left if you want to hike Gothics too! Part of the Great Range of the Adirondack Mountains. View from a ledge on Gothics The Drops on an outcropping on Gothics overlooking the Ausable Lakes Ed’s favorite panorama from the day- from somewhere on Gothics overlooking Saddleback, Basin, Haystack, Marcy, and many more Sawteeth 29/46 Drops on Sawteeth My favorite panorama of the day from the summit of Sawteeth Butterfly! At the junction for the closed south side trail, go left, cross the river again, and sign out of the trail register. Most people seem to treat them as an "add on" on rather than a destination, probably because they so easily reached via a short spur from the Weld trail and most hikers just quickly grab the summit as part of a loop over Gothics and Armstrong. Sawteeth and Pyramid from South Gothics 88-04-02. I convinced Leesa that it was worth the short .3 mile trip over to Pyramid where there … Park on Route 73 near the entrance to the Ausable Club (the club has strict parking regulations, so you'll need to park on the road and walk to the club, which is where the actual trailhead is located). Lower Great Range: Sawteeth, Gothics, Armstrong, Upper and Lower Wolfjaw - 6/15/13 # 24-28. Looks like you are right on the vertical though. We made a stop at Dunkin’ Donuts en route, and … Lies on a spur ridge of the Great Range, which branches off to the southeast from Gothics. Scenic Sawteeth, Gothics, to Upper Wolfjaw from St Huberts: Scenic route to Cascade (from Marcy Field with loop) Owls Head and Pitchoff East: Strawberry blossoms: new snow covers the mountain heights: evening glow across a pond: The scenic route to Sawteeth begins in St Huberts on AMR trails: the gate near the register: the dam on Lower Ausable After coming within 6 of finishing all 46 High Peaks in the winter of 2015-2016 with only one day to hike them, I resigned … Pyramid, as seen from Gothics. If you’re thinking about hiking winter peaks or just want to climb a few high peaks in general, this trip is for you! and Gothics. Sawteeth & Gothics. Returning via the Pyramid-Gothics trail, you will descend down into a col between Sawteeth and Pyramid, and a trail to the left will lead up to Pyramid and Gothics. We will be ascending the scenic route up … We were directed to park our car and walk to the trail head- but there was no lot or anywhere we were comfortable parking. Sawteeth (sometimes called Resagonia Mountain or Sawtooth) is located in Essex County, New York near Keene Valley in the High Peaks Wilderness of Adirondack Park. Thanks for reading, and enjoy! Hiking lately has been difficult to schedule because that schedule is so full! Sawteeth has two main routes to the summit, but can also be climbed as part of a loop with Gothics or even with Colvin. Minimal view of Marcy and Pyramid through the trees. The first several miles are relatively flat and easy, so that was a nice warm up to the second trail register and across a really nice suspension bridge. Go left and it immediately starts getting steeper and more exposed. If you're really fit and ambitious, add on Lower Wolfjaw for the whole lower Great Range. After the sign for 4000 feet elevation, you'll reach the range trail with Saddleback to the right. Those two names aren't very inviting or friendly-sounding like Cascade and Porter. I arrived at 7:45am on a Tuesday morning, and the lot was already filled, so I parked across the street at the Giant Roaring Brook lot. May I know what is the most common way to do this range? The Gothics trail was a very moderate descent. I made errors in judgment that, by mid-afternoon, transformed an enjoyable solo hike into a disagreeable retreat accompanied by unwelcome partner, namely dread and anxiety. It is pretty much all uphill from that point on. We probably saw 50 hikers coming in as we were exiting. I was glad we'd already done the Wolfjaws, because we were definitely feeling the day's hike in the final push up and over the notch. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. Going back up Pyramid probably took equally as long. Perhaps he wanted to keep the focus on the irregularly shaped Sawteeth and at the same time push the larger mountains further back in space by reducing their relative height. This parking lot, also called the AMR (Adirondack Mountain Reserve), gets filled QUICKLY! Moral of the Story: Don't bother going this way if you don't have a dog with you. This tree-covered summit has an open viewpoint on the North to Basin Mt., Saddleback Mt. We arrived at the cutoff between Sawteeth and Pyramid/Gothics. Hike starts with walking by Ausable Lake and a cool view of Indian Head. Sawteeth, Gothics and Armstrong: completed … The Gothics trail was a very moderate descent. Hell, Sawteeth looked scary too! However, for Gothics, you keep going to your right, and when you see the bronze symbol circle in the rock, you are officially at the top! Sawteeth (#37) From the col, the ascent steepened. Then you will continue to follow the different signs and blue trail markers for Gothics, via Pyramid Peak. Below is a description for the shortest route to Pyramid Peak, but it can be approached from Gothics and can be part of many other loop trips incorporating other nearby peaks. Sawteeth, Gothics, Armstrong (Winter) Posted on December 21, 2016 December 21, 2016. We noted that had we climbed u p this way, our trip would have been much easier. Everyone is in considerably good shape and range in age from 25-35.After hiking in… I headed up towards Gothics today as my first objective since I stopped yesterday after making it to Armstrong. Sawteeth had some great views of Pyramid, Gothics and a few other mountains in the distance. Sawteeth/Pyramid Col Along this stretch of trail there were a couple spots with some great views of Sawteeth, Pyramid and Gothics. I headed over to Pyramid and then down into the col. We had a quick breakfast before finding the turn off to Pyramid. Sawteeth. Gothics was just sky of 7 miles one way. The wind had basically disappeared at this point and temps were around 50 on the summit. That will take you closer to JBL than the Garden. After coming within 6 of finishing all 46 High Peaks in the winter of 2015-2016 with only one day to hike them, I resigned … Sawteeth is number 35 in height on the 46ers list, standing at 4,100 feet. Was nice running into you guys on Armstrong and thanks again for your advice and your ADK 46R trip reports which were all very helpful in our planning. However, we would not have had the scenic outlook experiences. 1. There are nice views of the Great Range from Sawteeth. We left Speculator around 6:00 and arrived at the Weld Parking Lot only to find it was totally packed and not a parking space to be had. Find directions to the AMR from anywhere at this address: (http://www.adirondackjourney.com/AMR.htm ). Leesa wanted to climb Gothics and Saddleback so we planned to park at the "Garden" parking area, in Keene Valley, ... We continued on to the junction with the trail to Pyramid/Sawteeth. I don’t think I’ll finish the Great Range this summer but looking forward to returning. I saw Ralph was leading an ADK hike up Gothics and Sawteeth on a day that I could go, so I jumped on it! That being said, I did take 1-2 hours up top to sit, relax, eat, drink, and take in the amazing views in front of me! I hope this gave you some useful information and another great hike to add to your list! Hi, I'm totally new to ADK, wonder if anyone can give me info about this range. Sawteeth is … Sawteeth Mountain - 4,100 ft. Pyramid Peak - 4,596 ft. Gothics Mountain - 4,736 ft. Armstrong Mountain - 4,400 ft Upper Wolf Jaw Mountain - 4,185 ft. Lower Wolf Jaw Mountain - 4,175 ft. July 3, 2017 Keene Valley, NY 16.7 miles round trip - From the St. Huberts parking area 5:33 a.m. - 5:57… July 13 th, 2012, Sawteeth, Gothics, Armstrong, Upper Wolfjaw. Four mountains and two waterfalls. The clearing on Armstrong looks back at Gothics, HaBaSa, and Marcy and Colden, the McIntyre's and Whiteface to the right. Adding in other nearby peaks as conditions (ours, the trail, and the weather) allowed. It is the thirty-fifth highest peak in the Adirondacks at 4100 feet. Name comes from the serrated appearance of its summit ridge. On a near perfect hiking day, I had the opportunity to revisit my absolute favorite Adirondack High Peaks’ loop hike. Then is was 1.5 over to Sawteeth. Information. Don't worry - it looks much more intimidating from afar than it was to actually climb. Alright, so, lastly, when I FINALLY arrived back to my car, my phone said I had walked a total of 15.2 miles! Sawteeth is an exceptional mountain with breathtaking views along the ascent with a full frontal panorama of the massive upper Great Range peaks. We headed back down to the junction, had a quick snack, and drank some water before our steep climb to Pyramid. Sawteeth has a wooded summit with one perfectly positioned lookout through the trees. At this point it's less elevation and miles to continue to Upper Wolf Jaw and down the Wolfjaw trail to close the loop. It might even be slightly higher than 5000'. The downhill was as usual steep to start out with, then progressively less. It took a decent amount of time to get to the next junction, but the half mile up to Sawteeth (600 ft) wasn't that bad. We further noted that when we hiked Gothics, we would begin the … The journey to Sawteeth is quick from the cutoff and has just a … At the junction near the bottom, don't go left. Drank 3L of water on a fairly cool day I made errors in judgment that, by mid-afternoon, transformed an enjoyable solo hike into a disagreeable retreat accompanied by unwelcome partner, namely dread and anxiety. You will walk down, and cross a bridge, with BEAUTIFUL scenery, seriously, I thought I was in Montana or something, it’s gorgeous. This was my friend, John's first time walking the Lake Rd and it was a beautiful sunny day. Now, the views on Pyramid and Gothic Peaks, are INSANE, I wish there was a word to describe to you, just how exquisite these peaks are! They are located in Keene, NY, which is only 20 minutes from Lake Placid! So much to say about these places, wow, they are incredible!! The Ore Bed Lean-to We made our way back to the Garden on the Phelps trail, and that is when we began to see people. However, we would not have had the scenic outlook experiences. High Peaks Wilderness. It's not worth the energy expended to summit. Again, awesome views of the Great Range and the Ausable! This mountain is located South of the Great Range near Gothics. We left campus at 6:45 with one of my residents, Evan, and an Israeli graduate student, Alon. The view on Sawteeth is good, but kind of closed off by the trees, thus this is another reason why I suggest doing the other peaks last, because then you can relax and take in the views for as long as you wish. The trailhead is in the Adirondack Mountain Reserve, which is privately-owned wilderness. Gothics, Sawteeth, and Mount Haystack Posted on September 9, 2015 September 27, 2016 The Adirondack Park is huge — at 6.1 million acres, is bigger than the entire state of New Hampshire — and hiking its 46 High Peaks can entail seeing only a fraction of it. But if you are use to difficult hikes, these peaks will be extremely rewarding to you! Gothics is a mountain in the High Peaks Region of the Adirondack Mountains.The mountain gets its name due to its large rock slides' resemblance to Gothic architecture.The summit has near 360 degree views, which combined with its location in the High Peaks Region, gives splendid views of the Adirondacks.. Gallery We'll be back in the area for Sawteeth anyways and I definitely wanted to revisit Gothics. While not the most aggressive summit to climb this high peak can be a challenge if you choose the Scenic Trail as part of your route. You will get to another sign, informing you, that if you stay to your right, you will end up on Pyramid Peak in .6 miles, then Gothics, in 1 mile. 30 minutes later, we were at the summit! We left campus at 6:45 with one of my residents, Evan, and an Israeli graduate student, Alon. Gothics via Pyramid Peak, and Sawteeth, are the LAST trails you can access from this road, so don’t feel discouraged when you see signs and cut-offs for every other … The trail follows a large slide on the left. If someone was able to figure out how to find this trail head and where to park please correct me or let me know! 2. Lower Ausable Lake from Lookout #4 88-06-18. Okay, so to get to these peaks, you will get onto interstate 87 North, and stay on until exit 30. 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