Ascent of Lower Wolfjaw Mountain on 2012-06-23
|Others in Party:||Scott Duclos|
|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 Report6th 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.
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| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Weather:||Hazy, Hot, Humid, later turned to Thundertorms- on Upper WolfJaw|
| Route:||Deer Brook (53) to WA White (32)|
| Route:||Wedge Brook Trail (33) to West River Trail (28)|
|Ascent Part of Trip: Wolfjaws|
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