Sunday, April 15, 2012

Snower Wolfjaw

 Mini, buried in snow.
 Top of Lower Wolfjaw.
 Giant Mtn.
 Ausable Club.
 Ice on the trail.
Me hiking down.

Yesterday we started our adventures yet again on Lower Wolfjaw. There were a couple mishaps like my Dad bringing one of his hiking boots and one of my old ones so he had to hike in tennis shoes and how I forgot my wool socks...It all turned out to be a good hike in the end. We started out around 6:30 AM and it was very chilly. We hiked up through Ausable Club and took the West River Trail up. Exactly around 3000 ft the snow started to appear under shady spots off to the side of the trail. Later on it started to come on to the trail along with ice. We summited around 11:10 AM and had lunch. We decided to make our decent in a loop that was a more gentle trail along the ridge, not only was it more gentle it was a couple miles longer, it was not as tracked, and it was a whole lot more icy on this side than the other. My dad had tried to do a controlled slide down part of the really icy and steeper parts but got out of control cut his knuckles really bad on the snow crystals. In the end it was much more pretty with a couple outlooks. At the end of the trail we had to hike down an old fire road which felt like a death march. It was a fun, icy hike and I can't wait for the next one a couple weekends from now.
-ADK Gurl


  1. That was a fun hike, great to be back on the trail with you again. We took the long way home, but the views were worth it. BTW - I thought the extra hiking would be a good prelude to Dial & Nippletop.