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 hiked up the trail to Gothics/Sawteeth until reaching the junction at 9:50AM. Sawteeth is … Thanks for reading, and enjoy! 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. Then is was 1.5 over to Sawteeth. However, we pick a date, and make it happen. After the sign for 4000 feet elevation, you'll reach the range trail with Saddleback to the right. Sawteeth, Gothics, and Armstrong 2011-03-03 The day started well but ended being memorable for all the wrong reasons. 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! What a mountain! I don’t think I’ll finish the Great Range this summer but looking forward to returning. 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. The Gothics trail was a very moderate descent. Sawteeth … May I know what is the most common way to do this range? 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. We further noted that when we hiked Gothics, we would begin the trip … 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. Sawteeth is number 35 in height on the 46ers list, standing at 4,100 feet. This mountain is located South of the Great Range near Gothics. I saw Ralph was leading an ADK hike up Gothics and Sawteeth on a day that I could go, so I jumped on it! I sat there for a little bit deciding weather or not to head up to Sawteeth to get one more peak in. After walking to the club, turn left immediately after the first tennis court and continue on to the rangers cabin where you wil… The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips. Four mountains and two waterfalls. I sat there for a little bit deciding weather or not to head up to Sawteeth to get one more peak in. Once you find your parking, you will have to walk on the dirt road for about ½ a mile to the Ausable Club. Thanks in advance. I will say they are LONG and ADVANCED hikes. From there it's about 3 miles back to the Garden, which we walked in 1 hour, 15 minutes. Sawteeth, Gothics, and Armstrong. P.S. I was like 6.9. Shortly after you reach the stairs up the Saddleback slide. It looked as though the hike to the trail head from where the road ended was still a few miles out. 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. 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. 3. 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. That will take you closer to JBL than the Garden. Sawteeth is an ADK 46er in the High Peaks Wilderness Area of Adirondack Park, New York. Pyramid, as seen from Gothics. At this point it's less elevation and miles to continue to Upper Wolf Jaw and down the Wolfjaw trail to close the loop. Gothics was just sky of 7 miles one way. Next is Rainbow falls. This would be a bigger hike for me at about 14 miles and over 4000 feet of elevation gain. Pyramid, as seen from Gothics. We went slow and steady. Then take exit 30 towards Keene and Lake Placid, and take a left onto route 73. Okay, once you’ve reached the Ausable club, and have followed the signs, you will see, “Attention Hikers,” sign, and some trail maps, continue straight after these signs. 2 High Peaks: Sawteeth 4,150 ft, Gothics 4,734 ft . The journey to Sawteeth is quick from the cutoff and has just a … It was a really quick descent and ascent to get there. Find directions to the AMR from anywhere at this address: (http://www.adirondackjourney.com/AMR.htm ). A few icy scrambles added a dose of adrenaline to the ascent. Lies on a spur ridge of the Great Range, which branches off to the southeast from Gothics. So much to say about these places, wow, they are incredible!! The trail follows a large slide on the left. You can see just about every high peak in every direction. Sawteeth, Gothics, Armstrong (Winter) Posted on December 21, 2016 December 21, 2016. You will walk down, and cross a bridge, with BEAUTIFUL scenery, seriously, I thought I was in Montana or something, it’s gorgeous. It was small and the views paled in comparison to Gothics and Pyramid. I convinced Leesa that it was worth the short .3 mile trip over to Pyramid where there … 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. We noted that had we climbed u p this way, our trip would have been much easier. This was my friend, John's first time walking the Lake Rd and it was a beautiful sunny day. The summit of Gothics was gorgeous with great views of the rest of the great range. 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! 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. Sawteeth(10) & Gothics (11) Often time I find myself saying "some day I'm going to..." Lately I've taken many of those someday(s) and made them happen. 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! Lies on a spur ridge of the Great Range, which branches off to the southeast from Gothics. I suppose you could scramble up the rock face if you wanted to make it harder! 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! But if you are use to difficult hikes, these peaks will be extremely rewarding to you! 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. Continue to the right if you are headed down (or up to the left if you want to hike Gothics too! 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. Information. At the junction near the bottom, don't go left. The clearing on Armstrong looks back at Gothics, HaBaSa, and Marcy and Colden, the McIntyre's and Whiteface to the right. Gothics and Sawteeth were high peaks 6 and 7 for him. It’s nestled in the valley of Sawteeth and Gothics with the open views of the steeps cliffs of the Great Range, breathtaking. Look for cairns as you weave through the mess. 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. Then we had to do it all in reverse. Part of the Great Range of the Adirondack Mountains. Our party of 4 consisted of 2 experienced climbers and 2 n00bs, who happen to be runners. If someone was able to figure out how to find this trail head and where to park please correct me or let me know! The wind had basically disappeared at this point and temps were around 50 on the summit. Also, to do Sawteeth, you will stay left instead of right, for about .5 miles. Length 8.8 miElevation gain 4104 ftRoute type … I forgot how steep this trail was! What a mountain! Alright, so, lastly, when I FINALLY arrived back to my car, my phone said I had walked a total of 15.2 miles! Then you will see a nice embellished gate, with the letters, AMR, enter through the gate. The downhill was as usual steep to start out with, then progressively less. Total time: 13h 44 m, moving time 10h 50m 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 … The view of Gothics from Sawteeth--looks scary! However, we would not have had the scenic outlook experiences. Hike starts with walking by Ausable Lake and a cool view of Indian Head. Then you will continue on this road for 3.5 miles. Moral of the Story: Don't bother going this way if you don't have a dog with you. Pyramid is close enough to Gothics that you could just add it to your Great Range hike(s) if you wanted. We took another nice break on Pyramid, shared with 6 others. It was small and the views paled in comparison to Gothics and Pyramid. Sawteeth had some great views of Pyramid, Gothics and a few other mountains in the distance. 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 had a quick breakfast before finding the turn off to Pyramid. Adding in other nearby peaks as conditions (ours, the trail, and the weather) allowed. I knew Sawteeth was only .5 miles away from the cutoff so I was feeling really good at this point in time. Dial + Nippletop High Peaks – The Mountains are Calling, Disclaimer/ Digital Millennium Copyright Act Policy (DMCA). We'll be back in the area for Sawteeth anyways and I definitely wanted to revisit Gothics. December 31, 2014 Debbie, Andy, Emily, and I hiked down Lake Road under headlamp early in the morning. 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! This tree-covered summit has an open viewpoint on the North to Basin Mt., Saddleback Mt. How many miles in total? Thus, I would prepare for an 8 hour hike, if you wish to complete all three peaks! 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. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips. Sawteeth and Pyramid from South Gothics 88-04-02. 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. We noted that had we climbed u p this way, our trip would have been much easier. It is the thirty-fifth highest peak in the Adirondacks at 4100 feet. This parking lot, also called the AMR (Adirondack Mountain Reserve), gets filled QUICKLY! 14.5 miles and 13 hours later gained three more 46ers (Sawteeth, Gothics and Armstrong) and a 4th mountain with Pyramid. It’s been a long 9 months waiting for winter to arrive. 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… Going back up Pyramid probably took equally as long. When you hike Gothics, there are many “false” summits, Pyramid Peak you will know you’re at the top. 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. It might even be slightly higher than 5000'. 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. 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. 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 … This was our 44th summit, so it was pretty amazing to see everywhere we've been. Sawteeth is an exceptional mountain with breathtaking views along the ascent with a full frontal panorama of the massive upper Great Range peaks. Don't worry - it looks much more intimidating from afar than it was to actually climb. We had to be careful in certain spots on our climb up to Pyramid. Drank 3L of water on a fairly cool day 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. We were bummed that we weren’t able to do this hike. and Gothics. Well trail to the col between Gothics and Sawteeth. On a near perfect hiking day, I had the opportunity to revisit my absolute favorite Adirondack High Peaks’ loop hike. Gothics and Pyramid on the left have not been exaggerated as much and appear less prominent. Hell, Sawteeth looked scary too! I headed over to Pyramid and then down into the col. TRIP REPORTThis trip began with Gothics as our intended destination. Sawteeth is an ADK 46er in the High Peaks Wilderness Area of Adirondack Park, New York. To get to Sawteeth, you need to summit another 4000 foot peak, Pyramid, that sits between Gothics and Sawteeth. Me, pointing out that we are ONLY 6.1 miles from the truck. Sawteeth, Gothics, and Armstrong. 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