The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Lower/Upper Wolfjaw, Armstrong, and Gothics Loop Trail is a 15.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Keene Valley, New York that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. It’s all about the climb! Soon we reached the ladder on the north side of Armstrong. To shave off some miles Tom, Chris, Josh, and Gideon hiked into the W.G. 2 High Peaks: Sawteeth 4,150 ft, Gothics 4,734 ft . They had come from that way, but didn't realize it. The rain stopped for a full week and the forecast for this week was warm and sunny so we planned for Pyramid, Gothics and Armstrong. No ice at all, it was damp and wet all day, but no rain. In 1839, villagers built the Shakey Bridge across Nettle Creek to influence stagecoach lines to travel through the … Together with the Upper Range Trail (Basin & Saddleback), they constitute The Great Range. I signed in at the register at 7:30AM and started the march down the Lake Road. where there is a bushwhack descent to the base of the climb. This is where you can descend early via the Beaver Meadow Falls trail and head out if you are not making good time, are tired, or are out of water. Monte Bello Open Space Preserve, California. Makes descent quicker and smoother. The cables and stairs were fun! There was the option to add Lower Wolfjaw, but kept that at a “maybe” depending on time and how we felt after already hiking four mountains. On the next Sing For Joy, you will hear music that speaks to all of life. We did this loop a couple days ago on 10/23. At about 1320 meters we came to the trail junction for Armstrong and to a small clearing where we took a little snack break. Gothics and Armstrong are a popular pairing of two of the Adirondack's 46 High Peaks, since it is more difficult to summit one without the other than it is to do both in the same trip. After this photo, we quickly began descending, because it was too cold up there, and there was really no reason to stay. 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). Got coffee going and enjoyed a relaxing (no time pressure) morning getting things together. Several high peaks can be seen in the distance, and the world appears to unfold behind you in rolling waves of green. There’s a few ladders through the steeper sections to climb up. UWJ is often climbed with LWJ and/or the rest of the lower Great Range including Armstrong and Gothics, but please see those pages for additional details. At the Range Trail turn left to the Gothics. Incredible views. Gothics to Upper and down . Weld Trail to Pyramid. At about 1320 meters we came to the trail junction for Armstrong and to a small clearing where we took a little snack break. As is my method I changed my mind three times finally settling on Gothics and Armstrong. Once you cross the bridge it’s extremely steep the entire way to the top. We could see the top of Gothics from this vantage point and even though the trail signs indicated it was only another .45 miles to the top, from here it seemed like a much further distance. Wish we could have taken in the vistas from each of the summits but it was good to finally have some clearing on Lower. Armstrong rises just to the northeast at 4,400 feet. Approach: From the St. Huberts parking lot it's a 6 mile hike to the col between Pyramid Mtn. and Gothics Mtn. After walking to the club, turn left immediately after the first tennis court and continue on to the rangers cabin where you wil… Ran into a handful of other hikers and even hiked with another group for a while! Gothics itself was a surreal sci-fi landscape, the exposed rock blown clear of snow but hanging on to a thin layer of ice. The views become truly incredible. Armstrong 31/46 A picture of us on Armstrong taken by a fellow hiker who was on Gothics at the time and who later emailed it to me. We thought about also doing Lower Wolfjaw… If it were further away, Pyramid Peak would be considered one of the High Peaks because it stands over 4,000 feet, but its proximity to Gothics disqualifies it. Gothics Mountain is covered with rock slides, resembling Gothic architecture, a style that flouished duirng the medieval times. Eight years later, the Village of Morris was established. Rain and snow. The terrain was wet and muddy but manageable. Wow, what a hike! The hardest thing I’ve ever done. Gothics was so named because the slides on its side supposedly make it look like Gothic architecture. Follow signs for Gothics and be extremely careful on a long, steep washout section. The walk from Gothics to Armstrong is relatively easy and soon we were on Armstrong along with a probably 15-20 other people. Description Gothics is a beautiful multi-faced mountain in the Great Range sitting between Armstrong and Saddleback. Took on a much steeper and longer hike for my second trip through the high peaks. There are opportunities to camp overnight near Johns Brook Lodge in order to break up this trail in multiple days. Trail begins at the Garden trailhead in Keene. As you reach the top, Upper Ausable Lake can be seen in the distance to the southwest, and the slides of Saddleback and Basin seem larger than life. Armstrong and Upper Wolfjaw offered some great views, too. Dogs are also able to use this trail. Descend to Wolf Jaw Notch and then continue southeast along the ADK Range Trail over Upper Wolf Jaw (a 20-yard side-trail leads to the true summit), Armstrong, and Gothics. Hazards to make note of are deep snowdrifts along the ridge and upon the summit, where whiteout conditions can exist. It’s about nourishment and learning. There is a longer, more difficult 7+ mile route with an overall elevation gain of over 5000 feet from NY 73 near St Huberts that includes crossing Lower (4175 feet) and Upper Wolfjaw (4185 feet) Mountains, as well as Armstrong Mountain (4400 feet) before reaching the Gothics. No problems parking at Garden. Please be aware that although dogs are allowed, this is not an easy trail for dogs and we do not recommend pets along this route. Then I threw in Upper Wolf Jaw to make it three for the day. The hike from Armstrong to Gothics is short, fairly level and easy. 0830 reached Gothics/Armstrong junction 0845 reached Armstrong summit 0900 left summit 0935 reached Gothics summit 0950 left summit 1330 reached parking . This entails going up Orebed Brook to the col between Gothics and Saddleback Mountains, then hanging a left and following the crest of the Range Trail over the top of Gothics. I convinced my friend Brendan to hike part of the Lower Great Range in the high peaks–four mountains and three of the 46: Pyramid, Gothics, Armstrong and Upper Wolfjaw. After the grueling climb, it’s hard to descend back the way you came when you know you’ll only have to climb again, but it’s the only way to reach Gothics. Sign up to receive our weekly newsletter packed with the best adventure guides, travel ideas, news, and articles. The Best Winter Adventures in North America. This trail takes you to the summits of lower and upper wolf jaw, Armstrong mountain, and Gothics. Gothics, Armstrong, Upper Wolfjaw, & Pyramid Peak June 26, 2018 Time: 10 Hours Round Trip: 15 miles We decided to knock out a few more high peaks! It was a beautiful day, with warm temperatures, blue sky, and no wind. Gothics is 4,736 feet and Armstrong stands at 4,400 feet. The climb up the Gothic Trail is brutally steep, with a false summit about three-quarters of the way to the top. We got dropped off at the garden lot at 5:30am. Sawteeth, Gothics and Armstrong: completed 06/29/2014, total distance 14.5 miles, hike time: 13 hrs We started at 5:45am and finished at 7:00pm. It’s about more than standing on the mountain top. The river provides a beautiful backdrop as you warm up your legs for the climb ahead. High Peak or not, the up close views of Gothics’ wide-open southern slide are awe-inspiring. no way would i attempt this with a dog! Several groups were on the summit. First day of hiking all season we saw bugs during the first couple of miles. Kev and I wanted to do a few of them so we landed on Gothics, Armstrong, Upper Wolfjaw and Pyramid Peak. The views are fantastic and well worth the strenuous climb up. This hike features a treed summit and some steep portions of the trail. Visitors in the heat of summer shouldn’t expect much here. With the strong wind, I didn’t linger, but luckily it wasn’t too cold — it was about 18°F — and I was quickly off for Armstrong. Stunning views but the descent involves using a cable to go down the steep bedrock. Saddleback, Gothics, Armstrong and Upper Wolf jaw 1/5/14 With an alarm set for 3AM I started stirring around 2:30. Nov 10 | 11/9- 11/10 Colvin to Sno Bird then some of the Great Range. Together, these 4 peaks are generally referred to as Lower Range. ), Armstrong (this was a great hike over from Gothics), Upper Wolfjaw, & Lower Wolfjaw. It's nervwracking but mercifully short. Waterfalls. St. Huberts parking area was a bit of a hike from the road that leads into these great range hikes. The Rom-Com about whether men and women can really be friends, When Harry Met Sally, aptly begins its journey on this English gothic-style college campus in the neighborhood Hyde Park.A shot of the beautiful Chicago campus opens preceedings where we meet Harry and Sally for the first time, as fresh-faced college grads about to embark on the stereotypical move to The Big Apple to … We had a little more food and continued on. Armstrong was named for Thomas Armstrong, a Plattsburgh lumberman who bought the … Just a little over three miles to where the trail begins where you either go straight for the Gothics (or Saddle) or left for the Wolfjaws. The guys standing on the tiny summit of Armstrong, in the rain, with absolutely no view whatsoever. Few tight and challenging spots but manageable for a moderate hiker in 50s. 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). Be sure to give yourself an extra 2 to 3 hours of hiking time when attempting in winter conditions. We promise not to annoy you, but if you wish, you may unsubscribe at any time. I had grown enough over my 2 1/2 years of sobriety to be in a place where God knew I could handle what was thrown at me. I had no idea I’ve been doing an “alpine start”. Alternately, hikers may choose to complete the hike using a there-and-back trail from the Keene Valley trailhead. The views of Gothics, Saddleback and the valley north of the Great Range are excellent. I had forgotten to … Loaded up the gear and the dog and left Albany around 3. It is a great hike in and of itself and the cabled hiking trail up the exposed east ridge gives hikers an exciting "climb." This year they were determined to finish what they started but chose to do a day hike of Basin, Saddleback, Gothics, Armstrong, Upper and Lower Wolfjaw. The view from Armstrong is stunning. It was a very muggy night with no breeze. It can also be graciously simple. The Lower Great Range in one of the best and most fufilling Loops of my life! Outdoor Project may earn commission on products purchased through our links, which supports the work we do for our readers. During the winter, Gothics is quite often climbed with Armstrong using the trail from AMR and Beaver Meadow Falls. The trailhead is in the Adirondack Mountain Reserve, which is privately-owned wilderness. The hotel has also hosted legendary entertainers including Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Louis Armstrong and Liberace, who got his start in 1947 as the Palmer House pianist. For this trip I joined a new partner Andrew, who I met through an Adirondack High Peaks Facebook group. 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 The views of Gothics, Saddleback and the valley north of the Great Range are excellent. Once you arrive at the col between Gothic and Saddleback, you descend down the steep and frustrating ore bed trail. Hazards to make note of are deep snowdrifts along the ridge and upon the summit, where whiteout conditions can exist. Definitely some amazing views on this trip. MORRIS HISTORY In 1834, the very first log cabin was built in Morris at what is now Jefferson and Nettle Street. Gothics benchmark Drops on Gothics Gothics 30/46 Descending Gothics to head to Armstrong The only sign on Armstrong and it only mentions the peaks before and after it! We took another decent break on Gothics before heading onto phase two of the hike Armstrong through Lower Wolfjaw. ... Dine in style at its iconic restaurant, Atwood, while enjoying the building’s original grandeur and Gothic-inspired ornamented exterior. I don’t think I’ll finish the Great Range this summer but looking forward to returning. After about half a mile of climbing, the trail breaks out into the alpine zone, where the dense evergreens are stunted by the harsh climate. In hiking the trail between Gothics & Armstrong, we reached a point where the damage from Tropical storm Floyd made the trail impassable. Parking is available for about $10 a day. 9/5/2020, Beautiful day for a hike! Lower/Upper Wolfjaw, Armstrong, and Gothics Loop Trail is a 15.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Keene Valley, New York that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The hikers we saw on Gothics and then Armstrong were less happy now, leaving Upper Wolfjaw, "over it" and anxious to head down. The secondary route begins at The Garden in Keene Valley. James J. Egan, FAIA, (1839, Cork, Ireland—December 2, 1914, Chicago, Illinois) was an Irish-American architect and fellow of the American Institute of Architects practicing in Chicago, Illinois.He was a partner of the Chicago architectural firms Armstrong & Egan, Egan & Kirkland and Egan & Prindeville, which gained prominence designing Roman Catholic structures. Have updates, photos, alerts, or just want to leave a comment? These posts have been tagged with Gothics NY , or are within 1.5 miles of it. And they felt a touch easier after conquering Gothics. Two of the 46 High Peaks. Gothics will be to the left of this junction, while Armstrong is on the right. Find directions to the AMR from anywhere at this address: (http://www.adirondackjourney.com/AMR.htm ). Gothics and Saddleback were both new summits for Leesa. 16.5 miles and 5500 feet of elevation gain! We ate lunch on Armstrong. Reach Gothics via Pyramid Peak Hiking Gothics from the AMR also makes it possible to group the trip with Pyramid Peak. The view from Pyramid! 14.5 miles and 13 hours later gained three more 46ers (Sawteeth, Gothics and Armstrong) and a 4th mountain with Pyramid. If the weather is good, I recommend you make a side-trip, along the A.W. This hike features a treed summit and some steep portions of the trail. It was also very muddy! Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed along this route. Gothics is the tenth tallest mountain in New York. To date we’ve done 17 of the 46, but Friday was probably the most challenging to date. Hiked gothic via pyramid from ausable club parking and went to Armstrong upper wolf and lower wolf returning after 10 hours to parking lot. How did Gothics get its name? If hiking in the summer, it is recommended to bring gaiters as the trails can get quite muddy. It’s about building relationships with the outdoors and each other. Find directions to the AMR from anywhere at this address: (http://www.adirondackjourney.com/AMR.htm ). The Upper Wolfjaw summit was small and crowded so we didn’t spend much time there. Howard Lean-to Sunday night and I … About 18 miles total and a very good nights sleep! Allen Mountain NY (5.7 mi) Armstrong Mountain NY (0.6 mi) Basin Mountain NY (1.5 mi) Bear Den Mountain NY (3.2 mi) Beck-horn NY (4.9 mi) Big Slide Mountain NY (3.8 mi) Blake Peak NY (3.3 mi) Cathedral Rocks NY (3.4 mi) Cy Beedes Ledge NY (3.8 mi) Dial Mountain NY (3.4 mi) Dix Mountain NY (4.7 mi) of the ADK Range Trail (left). Human life can be complicated, sophisticated and difficult. no dogs signs, difficult trail. Be sure to give yourself an extra 2 to 3 hours of hiking time when attempting in winter conditions. If hiking in the winter, it is recommended to wear snow shoes for this trip. from Ausable club trail head. Okay, so we spent another semi-sleepless night at 87 rest stop for this hike. Weld Trail to Pyramid. Standing in the wind and rain, quite literally inside of a cloud atop Gothics. Gothics & Armstrong Mountains (attempt) - 3/11/12 Our plan today (Sunday) was to climb Gothics and Armstrong Mountains. Return 0.4 mile to the trail intersection and turn right to follow the Range Trail down into the col between Armstrong and Gothics. On the range, Armstrong is a quick 0.8-mile out-and-back hike with less than 200 feet of ascent via the ADK Range Trail. If the weather is good, I recommend you make a side-trip, along the A.W. The ascent to Gothics is tough, but not as bad as the initial approach. climbing skills & narrow squeezes between rocks, needed to remove camelback to squeeze through space. Saddleback (don’t remember anyone noting the killer “stairway to heaven”), Gothics (with its crazy cables near the summit - many of the “cables” are now just garden hoses so be careful! This summit is underrated, likely due to its proximity to Gothics. Sunrise to sunset is only about 12 hours now so we planned for an early start and made it to the AMR trailhead at 5:30a.m. We got back to the parking lot around 6:30pm. Mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. At the col between the two mountains, you come to a main intersection that is well signposted. Rooster Comb and Snow Mountain Loop Trail, The Wolfjaws via Range Trail and John's Brook Trail, 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. From here, turn right into the woods to follow the East River Trail along the Ausable River and begin climbing the Gothic Trail near Beaver Meadow Falls. If it is dry, I'd highly recommend doing Gothics first. Here are the mountains and hills within a few miles of Gothics NY. Great hike and great views St. Huberts parking area was a bit of a hike from the road that leads into these great range hikes. We went the reverse order. Gothics is the 10th-tallest peak in New York, standing at 4,736 feet. Walked to the Garden tailhead from 73 (lot was full by 0600) at 0645 and took the Gothics first route. Gothics to Upper and down . Most people start from the parking area off Route 73 near St. Huberts, following the Ausable Club road to the trail register near the start of the Lake Road. The trailhead is in the Adirondack Mountain Reserve, which is privately-owned wilderness. Gothics and Armstrong are a popular pairing of two of the Adirondack's 46 High Peaks, since it is more difficult to summit one without the other than it is to do both in the same trip. The views from the summit are well worth it, with up-close views of the slides on Gothics and Saddleback. Going up Gothics first was exhilarating, but it is slippery - nearly impassable in some spots - when wet. This summit is underrated, likely due to its proximity to Gothics. Part of the Gothics, Armstrong Mountain, Upper & Lower Wolfjaw Mountain loops, and a great place to stop for lunch. 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. Descend to Wolf Jaw Notch and then continue southeast along the ADK Range Trail over Upper Wolf Jaw (a 20-yard side-trail leads to the true summit), Armstrong, and Gothics. Gothics itself was a surreal sci-fi landscape, the exposed rock blown clear of snow but hanging on to a thin layer of ice. When you reach the bridge over the Ausable River, cross it and continue to the Lake Road, where you will turn left to follow it out and back to the trail register. On this day, he had already been on Saddleback and Gothics and planned to take in Armstrong and Upper Wolf Jaw as well. Distant views of the rest of the Great Range, including Mount Marcy, Basin, and the Wolfjaws, are sure to make your jaw drop. 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. - … Learn more about how to apply the principles of Leave No Trace on your next outdoor adventure. We could see the top of Gothics from this vantage point and even though the trail signs indicated it was only another .45 miles to the top, from here it seemed like a much further distance. 1 W. Washington St. It was a beautiful day, with warm temperatures, blue sky, and no wind. No USGS marker and limited (nice) views. There are several great views here of Gothics, Pyramid and surrounding peaks. Overall this hike kicked my butt, but it was well worth it. For those doing the lower range in a day it is common to start from the Garden and traverse the ridge to the Orebed Trail on the other side of Gothics. Continuing southwest along the trail, it begins to descend steeply on the way to Pyramid Peak. The climb back up to this lesser summit is just as steep. Also at the col between Armstrong and Gothics, specifically at the junction with one of the trails leading down into the Ausable River Valley, we encountered a pleasant surprise: a solitary set of snowshoe tracks came from the direction of Armstrong Mountain and continued down towards the valley. At 6:15 AM the lot was about 2/3 full. Alternately, hikers may choose to complete the hike using a there-and-back trail from the Keene Valley trailhead. Gothics is the 10th-tallest peak in New York, standing at 4,736 feet. 0830 reached Gothics/Armstrong junction 0845 reached Armstrong summit 0900 left summit 0935 reached Gothics summit 0950 left summit 1330 reached parking . Then I threw in Upper Wolf Jaw to make it three for the day. We returned to the Range Trail, a reached the summit of Gothics. There was the option to add Lower Wolfjaw, but kept that at a “maybe” depending on time and how we felt after already hiking four mountains. If you look very closely at the ledge you can see the tiny blue speck of Ed’s shirt. Gothics & Armstrong Mountains (attempt) - 3/11/12 Our plan today (Sunday) was to climb Gothics and Armstrong Mountains. Gothics, Armstrong, Upper Wolf Jaws, and Lower Wolf Jaws. Please respect the outdoors by practicing Leave No Trace. At this point, we had to decide between hiking back up the mountain, or finding our way down, trail-less, amongst blow down and … Then it is a simple hike up the ridge to Gothic. I recommend going this route rather than doing wolf jaw first. © 2020 Outdoor Project. Gothics Trail Conditions and Trip Reports are crowdsourced from many hiking websites across the Internet. From the summit the rock in the area is clearly bountiful. Ben and I hiked the rest of the afternoon together, bagging the three other peaks over the next two and a half miles. Hardly anyone was wearing masks on the trail. Snowshoeing. We got a little bit of a late start (the phone alarm didn't adjust for daylight savings time). There is a longer, more difficult 7+ mile route with an overall elevation gain of over 5000 feet from NY 73 near St Huberts that includes crossing Lower (4175 feet) and Upper Wolfjaw (4185 feet) Mountains, as well as Armstrong Mountain (4400 feet) before reaching the Gothics. Not that big a summit. Also recommended to start early, as this trip has a lot of elevation gain/loss for nearly half of the way. Given Thursday's beautiful weather, I set out to hike Sawteeth and Gothics. "Was another great but tiring day Solo in the mountains,(55,604 steps) climbing 4 new 46ers, (Lower, Upper Wolfjaws, Armstrong and Sawteeth) Returning to one been to 46er (Gothics) and summiting 3 non significant peaks (Middle Wolfjaw Mountain, Sawteeth-southeast Peak and Pyramid Peak) A total of 8 peaks in 13.5 hrs of ups and downs that make up the Lower Great Range Loop, Awesome day with … The summit is a big old rock that you hop on. We believe good things come from people spending time outside. Several other ladders follow before the Range Trail junction where Gothics branches off to the left and Armstrong to the right. This trail is a great way to tackle four Adirondack Fourty-Sixers in one single day hike. We did Saddleback, Gothics, Armstrong, Upper Wolfjaw, and Lower Wolfjaw in that order. After walking to the club, turn left immediately after the first tennis court and continue on to the rangers cabin where you wil… It didn’t take much prodding for him to agree to add Lower Wolf Jaw to the itinerary. Dogs are also able to use this trail. My 46er Journey - Part 9 - Upper WolfJaw, Armstrong, and Gothics The spring of 2018 was a purge of sorts for me. In the back of my mind, I toyed with the idea of repeating November's accomplishment and hiking to Upper Wolfjaw. To complete the amazing Gothics Mountain summit, scale the left side, going up the ridge until you reach the bald peak and absolutely stunning views. It looks farther than it is so don't let it psyche you out. Don’t make the same mistake we did..the first “peak” is not Gothics, you have to keep going. With the strong wind, I didn’t linger, but luckily it wasn’t too cold — it was about 18°F — and I was quickly off for Armstrong. Descend: Follow the Range trail and summit Gothics. As is my method I changed my mind three times finally settling on Gothics and Armstrong. Both feature spectacular views and require a steep ascent from the valley floor no matter which way you approach them. Gothics assent was actually quite challenging but I was rewarded with amazing, clear fall views from the summit. Armstrong rises just to the northeast at 4,400 feet. This peak is often completed as part of the Gothics, Armstrong, Upper Wolf Jaw Mountain & Lower Wolf Jaw Mountain loops. It’s about protecting what sustains us. I don't see it. Enter at the ADK gate and take the road all the way down - then you’ll see a sign for Gothics via pyramid peak. All rights reserved. Description Gothics is a beautiful multi-faced mountain in the Great Range sitting between Armstrong and Saddleback. - The hike to Armstrong Mountain is pretty tame, barely enough elevation loss and gain for it to count as an official 4,000 footer. Enjoy the relative seclusion at the top of Gothics—you’ve earned it. Finally, begin the descent from Pyramid and enjoy the long downhill on the way to the Rainbow Falls Overlook. Although the day was overcast up in the mountains, it was a warm Fall day. Start early, go steady take time, doable! Part of the Gothics, Armstrong Mountain, Upper & Lower Wolfjaw Mountain loops, and a great place to stop for lunch. When I left the parking area I was intent on hiking Dial and Nippletop. We got a little bit of a late start ( the phone alarm didn't adjust for daylight savings time). A leisurely descent of the ladder on the other side of Armstrong On the range, Armstrong is a quick 0.8-mile out-and-back hike with less than 200 feet of ascent via the ADK Range Trail. Start early as parking spaces fill up here quite quickly. It was a very muggy night with no breeze. Okay, so we spent another semi-sleepless night at 87 rest stop for this hike. Drive up to Keene, NY and enter the Garden Trailhead. Once you pass by the large boulder, the trail continues to the the ridge near Armstrong Mountain at approximately 2.8 miles. Music addresses all aspects of our lives; some reflects our complexity, some our simplicity. We talked with 2 guys who were confused about how to get to Armstrong and Upper Wolf Jaw. The return to Garden after Lower Wolfjaw felt super long after such a long day on the trail. An industry-leading manufacturer of innovative flooring products focusing on design, performance and durability for the home and commercial applications. This peak is often completed as part of the Gothics, Armstrong, Upper Wolf Jaw Mountain & Lower Wolf Jaw Mountain loops. During the winter, Gothics is quite often climbed with Armstrong using the trail from AMR and Beaver Meadow Falls. Armstrong quite often climbed with Gothics as a close second peak for the day using the trail from AMR and Beaver Meadow Falls. From the summit the rock in the area is clearly bountiful. I had hiked Gothics, Armstrong, and Upper WolfJaw last November on an exceptionally beautiful day. Gothics Gothics is the tenth tallest mountain in New York. My objective for the day was to hike to Gothics (4736') via the Beaver Meadow Falls trail over Armstrong (4400') and Upper Wolfjaw (4185') and then return via the Wedge Brook trail. It is a great hike in and of itself and the cabled hiking trail up the exposed east ridge gives hikers an exciting "climb." When I left the parking area I was intent on hiking Dial and Nippletop. Still, it makes an excellent diversion along the otherwise viewless descent to Lower Ausable Lake. I convinced my friend Brendan to hike part of the Lower Great Range in the high peaks–four mountains and three of the 46: Pyramid, Gothics, Armstrong and Upper Wolfjaw. York, standing at 4,736 feet took a little bit of a late start ( the phone alarm did realize. 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