Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Top of the Pyramid

 Top of Armstrong
 Top of Gothics
 Top of Upper Wolfjaw
 Top of Pyramid
 Ausable River dam
 Rainbow Falls
The Great Range

On Sunday July 21st we began our hike from the Saint Hubert's at 6:15 with plans of going up to Pyramid, then grabbing Gothics, Armstrong, and Upper Wolfjaw. Even though Pyramid isn't a High Peak we have heard that the views were great and we didn't want to miss it. It was not a disappointment. The walk in was long but enjoyable along the Lake Road. We crossed the Dam, took a peak at Rainbow Falls which was beautiful, then headed up to the top of Pyramid. The climb wasn't too steep but the trail never flattened out. It just continued to push upward. We reached the top of Pyramid at 10:30. The views were amazing. We then headed over to Gothics. The climb between Gothics and Pyramid was not too hard. We reached the summit of Gothics just before 11:30. Then we headed over to Armstrong. The trail between Gothics and Armstrong was longer than we had originally planned but wasn't too difficult. We got to the top of Armstrong at 12:30 and had lunch. After Armstrong we set out to go over to Upper Wolfjaw. The trail between Armstrong and Upper Wolfjaw was very rugged. There were lots of steep rocks to scramble down and at one point a ladder was put in. We got to the top of Upper Wolfjaw at 1:45. We then headed down back to the Lake Road. The climb down Upper Wolfjaw was long. I couldn't imagine trying to do Lower Wolfjaw after the three peaks we summited before. We got back to the car at 6:00 and headed home for a late dinner. It was a fun trip and the views off the Great Range were phenomenal.
-ADK Gurl