Ascent of Lower Wolfjaw Mountain on 2012-06-23

Climber: Elizabeth Sweet

Others in Party:Scott Duclos -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Date:Saturday, June 23, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Lower Wolfjaw Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:4173 ft / 1271 m

Ascent Trip Report

6th ADK High Peak. We ascended Lower Wolfjaw via Deer Brook to WA White Trail. This appeared to be an unpopular trail route as we were completely alone on ascent until just prior to reaching the summit. Due to high waters at the beginning of the trail we had a take a short detour, taking us along a crushed stone road. The trail was similar to many of the peaks we had completed prior to this one- with small areas of steeper, but manageable ascent, followed by leveled out or flat areas. We did notice several areas on the trail which brought us back down to descent however, so it can feel like an up/down trail. The summit is quite small and almost entirely tree covered. There are a few small spots which provide for a view of the surrounding valleys and mountains. We were able to see (and hear!) the thunderclouds rolling in. There was no benchmark on summit. We moved on to Upperwolf Jaw after a quick lunch on the summit and despite the storms which poured on us for several hours, we were glad we combined both peaks. The views from Upper Wolfjaw were better in comparison to Lower Wolfjaw. On descent we decided not to ascend and descend Lower Wolfjaw again in the thunderstorms and took the St. Huberts trail back past the Lake Road Trail to Rt. 73. Total distance with Lower and Upper Wolfjaws via the route we took was 12.25 miles.

Highlights: Quiet with very little traffic/others hiking, little to no black flies and our first peak in the Great Range.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Hazy, Hot, Humid, later turned to Thundertorms- on Upper WolfJaw
Ascent Statistics
    Route:Deer Brook (53) to WA White (32)
Descent Statistics
    Route:Wedge Brook Trail (33) to West River Trail (28)
Ascent Part of Trip: Wolfjaws

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Lower Wolfjaw Mountain2012-06-23
2Upper Wolfjaw Mountain2012-06-23
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Elizabeth Sweet
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