Alright, so, lastly, when I FINALLY arrived back to my car, my phone said I had walked a total of 15.2 miles! We noted that had we climbed u p this way, our trip would have been much easier. Most people seem to treat them as an "add on" on rather than a destination, probably because they so easily reached via a short spur from the Weld trail and most hikers just quickly grab the summit as part of a loop over Gothics and Armstrong. The morning winds were still strong. When you hike Gothics, there are many “false” summits, Pyramid Peak you will know you’re at the top. Sitting near the ... Pyramid, and Gothics. The signs will say towards Indian Head and Rainbow falls in bold (most popular, also another fabulous hike), then underneath you’ll see the other various trails listed, such as Wolfjaws, Gothics, Pyramid, Sawteeth, Nippletop, and others. Gothics, Sawteeth, and Mount Haystack Posted on September 9, 2015 September 27, 2016 The Adirondack Park is huge — at 6.1 million acres, is bigger than the entire state of New Hampshire — and hiking its 46 High Peaks can entail seeing only a fraction of it. That being said, I did take 1-2 hours up top to sit, relax, eat, drink, and take in the amazing views in front of me! Pyramid Peak stands at 4,550 feet, but because of it's location and closeness to Gothics, it is not considered one of the 46ers. Looks like you are right on the vertical though. Then you will see a nice embellished gate, with the letters, AMR, enter through the gate. Sat, Sep 21, 2013, 5:30 AM: A+2A: 2-Adirondack High Peaks and 2-Beautiful Waterfalls: Gothics and Sawteeth or just GothicsRatings consist of three aspects for this hike - Distance, Leader’s Pace, Terr General Information. Below is a description for the shortest route to Pyramid Peak, but it can be approached from Gothics and can be part of many other loop trips incorporating other nearby peaks. High Peaks Wilderness. Again, awesome views of the Great Range and the Ausable! This was our 44th summit, so it was pretty amazing to see everywhere we've been. Sawteeth is number 35 in height on the 46ers list, standing at 4,100 feet. I knew Sawteeth was only .5 miles away from the cutoff so I was feeling really good at this point in time. Sawteeth has a wooded summit with one perfectly positioned lookout through the trees. But if you are use to difficult hikes, these peaks will be extremely rewarding to you! Take the scenic route to Sawteeth only. I headed up towards Gothics today as my first objective since I stopped yesterday after making it to Armstrong. So, yes this is a long hike, but for you pros, I’m sure it’s just another day! Sawteeth. I did Gothics and Pyramid Peaks first, because they were my main goals, but if you know you can and want to do all three peaks, I suggest doing Sawteeth first, then the other two. Sawteeth, Gothics, and Armstrong. A little beyond Pyramid we reached a junction and started the climb to Sawteeth. View from a ledge on Gothics The Drops on an outcropping on Gothics overlooking the Ausable Lakes Ed’s favorite panorama from the day- from somewhere on Gothics overlooking Saddleback, Basin, Haystack, Marcy, and many more Sawteeth 29/46 Drops on Sawteeth My favorite panorama of the day from the summit of Sawteeth Butterfly! Gothics Mountain is number 10 in height on the 46ers list, standing at 4,736 feet. We left campus at 6:45 with one of my residents, Evan, and an Israeli graduate student, Alon. The summit of Gothics was gorgeous with great views of the rest of the great range. I saw Ralph was leading an ADK hike up Gothics and Sawteeth on a day that I could go, so I jumped on it! Was nice running into you guys on Armstrong and thanks again for your advice and your ADK 46R trip reports which were all very helpful in our planning. It turned out to be such a lovely day! We made a stop at Dunkin’ Donuts en route, … I made errors in judgment that, by mid-afternoon, transformed an enjoyable solo hike into a disagreeable retreat accompanied by unwelcome partner, namely dread and anxiety. We'll be back in the area for Sawteeth anyways and I definitely wanted to revisit Gothics. We took another nice break on Pyramid, shared with 6 others. 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. - 5:57… What a mountain! We didn't tag Gothics again on the way out, so that saved .1 or so. We will be ascending the scenic route up … We were bummed that we weren’t able to do this hike. Gothics and Sawteeth. The 46 Adirondack High Peaks. There are amazing views from this "West Gothics" summit, as another hiker referred to it. It’s been a long 9 months waiting for winter to arrive. Okay, so to get to these peaks, you will get onto interstate 87 North, and stay on until exit 30. Lies on a spur ridge of the Great Range, which branches off to the southeast from Gothics. The trailhead is in the Adirondack Mountain Reserve, which is privately-owned wilderness. Sawteeth & Gothics. Sawteeth(10) & Gothics (11) Often time I find myself saying "some day I'm going to..." Lately I've taken many of those someday(s) and made them happen. To get to Sawteeth, you need to summit another 4000 foot peak, Pyramid, that sits between Gothics and Sawteeth. We further noted that when we hiked Gothics, we would begin the … After walking to the club, turn left immediately after the first tennis court and continue on to the rangers cabin where you wil… SIgnage at the col between Sawteeth Mountain and Pyramid Peak (and Gothics). I'll change my number to … I was surprised how quickly it came up on us. Another great summit for the day! Below is a description for the shortest route to Pyramid Peak, but it can be approached from Gothics and can be part of many other loop trips incorporating other nearby peaks. View from a ledge on Gothics The Drops on an outcropping on Gothics overlooking the Ausable Lakes Ed’s favorite panorama from the day- from somewhere on Gothics overlooking Saddleback, Basin, Haystack, Marcy, and many more Sawteeth 29/46 Drops on Sawteeth My favorite panorama of the day from the summit of Sawteeth Butterfly! The 10'th, and 35'th highest peaks in New York State with elevations of 4,736 and 4,100 ft. Climbed Saturday 7-12-14 with the newly weds, my son Josh and his wife Abbey. After coming within 6 of finishing all 46 High Peaks in the winter of 2015-2016 with only one day to hike them, I resigned … Look for cairns as you weave through the mess. We decided to take the Sawteeth scenic trail down, which was unremarkable at first, involved a few ladders and a unexpected and unwelcome ascent to to a second tooth. Perfect conditions! For this trip I joined a new partner Andrew, who I met through an Adirondack High Peaks Facebook group. The lower portion of the Ore Bed trail is a little sketchy from all of the blow down. The cables were different and fun, not necessary on a dry day, but easier on the calves! I was surprised how quickly it came up on us. Thus, I would prepare for an 8 hour hike, if you wish to complete all three peaks! I hope this gave you some useful information and another great hike to add to your list! We made a stop at Dunkin’ Donuts en route, and … Once you find your parking, you will have to walk on the dirt road for about ½ a mile to the Ausable Club. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips. A few icy scrambles added a dose of adrenaline to the ascent. What a mountain! There are nice views of the Great Range from Sawteeth. A beast of a hike! I knew Sawteeth was only .5 miles away from the cutoff so I was feeling really good at this point in time. I forgot how steep this trail was! I continued on and the trail soon started to descend again. Then you will continue on this road for 3.5 miles. Gothics and Sawteeth were high peaks 6 and 7 for him. Next is Rainbow falls. Less than a mile and a little elevation loss gets you to Armstrong. At this point, I still wasn't sure which peak I'd attempt. Part of the Great Range of the Adirondack Mountains. Drank 3L of water on a fairly cool day However, we would not have had the scenic outlook experiences. You soon start to see the landscape around as you approach the junction between Sawteeth (left) and the trail leading to Pyramid (right), which is the first open view before Gothics… You can see just about every high peak in every direction. We probably saw 50 hikers coming in as we were exiting. The wind had basically disappeared at this point and temps were around 50 on the summit. Leesa wanted to climb Gothics and Saddleback so we planned to park at the "Garden" parking area, in Keene Valley, ... We continued on to the junction with the trail to Pyramid/Sawteeth. 2 High Peaks: Sawteeth 4,150 ft, Gothics 4,734 ft . The clearing on Armstrong looks back at Gothics, HaBaSa, and Marcy and Colden, the McIntyre's and Whiteface to the right. At this point it's less elevation and miles to continue to Upper Wolf Jaw and down the Wolfjaw trail to close the loop. Sawteeth is an ADK 46er in the High Peaks Wilderness Area of Adirondack Park, New York. Hiking lately has been difficult to schedule because that schedule is so full! Sawteeth, Gothics, and Armstrong 2011-03-03 The day started well but ended being memorable for all the wrong reasons. You will also experience sights of the granite slides of Pyramid and Gothics! Sawteeth is … The Gothics trail was a very moderate descent. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips. 1. I arrived at 7:45am on a Tuesday morning, and the lot was already filled, so I parked across the street at the Giant Roaring Brook lot. Sawteeth, Gothics, and Armstrong. This was my friend, John's first time walking the Lake Rd and it was a beautiful sunny day. Once you see the golf course, and different cottages on your left, you will see signs, directing you to where the various trail heads start. Gothics, Sawteeth, and Mount Haystack Posted on September 9, 2015 September 27, 2016 The Adirondack Park is huge — at 6.1 million acres, is bigger than the entire state of New Hampshire — and hiking its 46 High Peaks can entail seeing only a fraction of it. Joining us at the start were Sharon, Don, and Paul who were heading in the same way to climb Sawteeth via the scenic route. We further noted that when we hiked Gothics, we would begin the trip … There was a decent amount of mud along this trail. Hell, Sawteeth looked scary too! Sawteeth had some great views of Pyramid, Gothics and a few other mountains in the distance. I will say they are LONG and ADVANCED hikes. Above are some pictures of these remarkable mountains, and below, a link to some footage of my hike! Gothics was just sky of 7 miles one way. Gothics via Pyramid Peak, and Sawteeth, are the LAST trails you can access from this road, so don’t feel discouraged when you see signs and cut-offs for every other trail, these 3 peaks just happened to be ALL the way down. I made errors in judgment that, by mid-afternoon, transformed an enjoyable solo hike into a disagreeable retreat accompanied by unwelcome partner, namely dread and anxiety. 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. I don’t think I’ll finish the Great Range this summer but looking forward to returning. Hike starts with walking by Ausable Lake and a cool view of Indian Head. I convinced Leesa that it was worth the short .3 mile trip over to Pyramid where there … Our party of 4 consisted of 2 experienced climbers and 2 n00bs, who happen to be runners. 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. Sawteeth/Pyramid Col Along this stretch of trail there were a couple spots with some great views of Sawteeth, Pyramid and Gothics. In addition, I started this hike a little after 8am, and didn’t get back to my car until 6pm. The view on Sawteeth is good, but kind of closed off by the trees, thus this is another reason why I suggest doing the other peaks last, because then you can relax and take in the views for as long as you wish. Most people seem to treat them as an "add on" on rather than a destination, probably because they so easily reached via a short spur from the Weld trail and most hikers just quickly grab the summit as part of a loop over Gothics and Armstrong. This would be a bigger hike for me at about 14 miles and over 4000 feet of elevation gain. We left campus at 6:45 with one of my residents, Evan, and an Israeli graduate student, Alon. One of my favorite hikes. Everyone is in considerably good shape and range in age from 25-35.After hiking in… The other snowshoer and I ended up doing these bits together, which added a bit of moral support to the affair. If you’re thinking about hiking winter peaks or just want to climb a few high peaks in general, this trip is for you! Unfortunately we ended up turning around and finding a different hike. Four mountains and two waterfalls. I was glad we'd already done the Wolfjaws, because we were definitely feeling the day's hike in the final push up and over the notch. Going back up Pyramid probably took equally as long. It’s been a long 9 months waiting for winter to arrive. We decided to take the Sawteeth scenic trail down, which was unremarkable at first, involved a few ladders and a unexpected and unwelcome ascent to to a second tooth. Continue to the right if you are headed down (or up to the left if you want to hike Gothics too! Chilly morning to start at about 50 degrees. At the junction for the closed south side trail, go left, cross the river again, and sign out of the trail register. We were directed to park our car and walk to the trail head- but there was no lot or anywhere we were comfortable parking. The Sawteeth seem to get zero respect. The view of Gothics from Sawteeth--looks scary! Those two names aren't very inviting or friendly-sounding like Cascade and Porter. The trail follows a large slide on the left. The Ore Bed Lean-to We made our way back to the Garden on the Phelps trail, and that is when we began to see people. From there it's about 3 miles back to the Garden, which we walked in 1 hour, 15 minutes. Find directions to the AMR from anywhere at this address: (http://www.adirondackjourney.com/AMR.htm ). There was one large open rock that we had to scramble up. Okay, once you’ve reached the Ausable club, and have followed the signs, you will see, “Attention Hikers,” sign, and some trail maps, continue straight after these signs. Total time: 13h 44 m, moving time 10h 50m On a near perfect hiking day, I had the opportunity to revisit my absolute favorite Adirondack High Peaks’ loop hike. Sawteeth, Gothics, Armstrong (Winter) Posted on December 21, 2016 December 21, 2016. Sawteeth is on a spur ridge of the Great Range, which branches off to the southeast from Gothics. You will walk down, and cross a bridge, with BEAUTIFUL scenery, seriously, I thought I was in Montana or something, it’s gorgeous. If you're really fit and ambitious, add on Lower Wolfjaw for the whole lower Great Range. Then is was 1.5 over to Sawteeth. Thanks for reading, and enjoy! ), and continue down for a total of 2.2 miles from the summit to the bridge at Lower Ausable Lake. A little beyond Pyramid we reached a junction and started the climb to Sawteeth. Pyramid, as seen from Gothics. Don't worry - it looks much more intimidating from afar than it was to actually climb. 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 … You will get to another sign, informing you, that if you stay to your right, you will end up on Pyramid Peak in .6 miles, then Gothics, in 1 mile. Sawteeth, Gothics, and Armstrong via St. Hubert’s- 4 February 2012 Posted on September 16, 2013 by blackaa13 Left campus at 5:30 for a long day of hiking with Paul, who drove up from Maryland and is trying to finish his Winter 46, and my resident Evan. Also, to do Sawteeth, you will stay left instead of right, for about .5 miles. After much discussion between Andy and me about where to go hiking, we settled on Sawteeth and Gothics. 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). Okay, and that wraps up our journey to Gothics, Pyramid, and Sawteeth peaks! I suppose you could scramble up the rock face if you wanted to make it harder! Dial + Nippletop High Peaks – The Mountains are Calling, Disclaimer/ Digital Millennium Copyright Act Policy (DMCA). This is where the steepness INCREASES, for about 2.2 miles, and there really is no rest. Me, pointing out that we are ONLY 6.1 miles from the truck. I headed over to Pyramid and then down into the col. Sawteeth has two main routes to the summit, but can also be climbed as part of a loop with Gothics or even with Colvin. I headed over to Pyramid and then down into the col. Information. Sawteeth, Gothics, Armstrong (Winter) Posted on December 21, 2016 December 21, 2016. Well trail to the col between Gothics and Sawteeth. They are located in Keene, NY, which is only 20 minutes from Lake Placid! It is the thirty-fifth highest peak in the Adirondacks at 4100 feet. To get to Sawteeth, you need to summit another 4000 foot peak, Pyramid, that sits between Gothics and Sawteeth. How many miles in total? Thanks in advance. Returning via the Pyramid-Gothics trail, you will descend down into a col between Sawteeth and Pyramid, and a trail to the left will lead up to Pyramid and Gothics. We had to be careful in certain spots on our climb up to Pyramid. The summit cam early. It might even be slightly higher than 5000'. Shortly after you reach the stairs up the Saddleback slide. It was small and the views paled in comparison to Gothics and Pyramid. We arrived at the cutoff between Sawteeth and Pyramid/Gothics. The summit of Sawteeth via the scenic trail is 3.0 miles from the bridge at Lower Ausable Lake. It looked as though the hike to the trail head from where the road ended was still a few miles out. Sawteeth (sometimes called Resagonia Mountain or Sawtooth) is located in Essex County, New York near Keene Valley in the High Peaks Wildernessof Adirondack Park. May I know what is the most common way to do this range? At 2:55 I came across a huge balanced rock to the left,.9 miles from Gothics, and of … High Peak #30 for me! and Gothics. Four mountains and two waterfalls. Sawteeth and Gothics from Phelps Trail is a 8.8 mile out and back trail located near Keene Valley, New York that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. Sawteeth (sometimes called Resagonia Mountain or Sawtooth) is located in Essex County, New York near Keene Valley in the High Peaks Wilderness of Adirondack Park. Go left and it immediately starts getting steeper and more exposed. This tree-covered summit has an open viewpoint on the North to Basin Mt., Saddleback Mt. Length 8.8 miElevation gain 4104 ftRoute type … We hiked up the trail to Gothics/Sawteeth until reaching the junction at 9:50AM. I was like 6.9. Pyramid, as seen from Gothics. December 31, 2014 Debbie, Andy, Emily, and I hiked down Lake Road under headlamp early in the morning. After coming within 6 of finishing all 46 High Peaks in the winter of 2015-2016 with only one day to hike them, I resigned … We headed back down to the junction, had a quick snack, and drank some water before our steep climb to Pyramid. TRIP REPORTThis trip began with Gothics as our intended destination. The journey to Sawteeth is quick from the cutoff and has just a … The journey to Sawteeth is quick from the cutoff and has just a … The summit cam early. The Sawteeth seem to get zero respect. Fall High Peaks winter warm up! The downhill was as usual steep to start out with, then progressively less. Amazing views over and over; you'll want to stop to enjoy this hike! Name comes from the serrated appearance of its summit ridge. Lower Ausable Lake from Lookout #4 88-06-18. We followed the directions to the trail head from all trails and it took us into private property. It was a really quick descent and ascent to get there. We went slow and steady. I had done both Gothics and Sawteeth separately several times, but I had never done them together. However, we would not have had the scenic outlook experiences. Sawteeth (#37) From the col, the ascent steepened. That will take you closer to JBL than the Garden. We'll be back in the area for Sawteeth anyways and I definitely wanted to revisit Gothics. Returning via the Pyramid-Gothics trail, you will descend down into a col between Sawteeth and Pyramid, and a trail to the left will lead up to Pyramid and Gothics. Then take exit 30 towards Keene and Lake Placid, and take a left onto route 73. It is the thirty-fifth highest peak in the Adirondacks at 4100 feet. Now Sawteeth... You lose A LOT of elevation, about 1000 ft, in a short distance. Sawteeth and Gothics from Phelps Trail is a 14.2 kilometer out and back trail located near Keene Valley, New York that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. After much discussion between Andy and me about where to go hiking, we settled on Sawteeth and Gothics. There is also another way you can go down this trail, via the “Gothics Cables,” where cables are, that you hold onto, to go down. This mountain is located South of the Great Range near Gothics. Thataway --> We left the St. Hubert parking lot at 6:30 and headed up the lake road. Scenic Sawteeth, Gothics, to Upper Wolfjaw from St Huberts: Scenic route to Cascade (from Marcy Field with loop) Owls Head and Pitchoff East: Strawberry blossoms: new snow covers the mountain heights: evening glow across a pond: The scenic route to Sawteeth begins in St Huberts on AMR trails: the gate near the register: the dam on Lower Ausable 30 minutes later, we were at the summit! Moral of the Story: Don't bother going this way if you don't have a dog with you. Sawteeth and Pyramid from South Gothics 88-04-02. We had a quick breakfast before finding the turn off to Pyramid. Sawteeth is an ADK 46er in the High Peaks Wilderness Area of Adirondack Park, New York. Next is Rainbow falls. It’s nestled in the valley of Sawteeth and Gothics with the open views of the steeps cliffs of the Great Range, breathtaking. 3. Joining us at the start were Sharon, Don, and Paul who were heading in the same way to climb Sawteeth via the scenic route. Don't worry - it looks much more intimidating from afar than it was to actually climb. Part of the Great Range of the Adirondack Mountains. We left Speculator around 6:00 and arrived at the Weld Parking Lot only to find it was totally packed and not a parking space to be had. It’s nestled in the valley of Sawteeth and Gothics with the open views of the steeps cliffs of the Great Range, breathtaking. Hike starts with walking by Ausable Lake and a cool view of Indian Head. Gothics via Pyramid Peak, and Sawteeth, are the LAST trails you can access from this road, so don’t feel discouraged when you see signs and cut-offs for every other … It is pretty much all uphill from that point on. This parking lot, also called the AMR (Adirondack Mountain Reserve), gets filled QUICKLY! However, for Gothics, you keep going to your right, and when you see the bronze symbol circle in the rock, you are officially at the top! Pyramid is close enough to Gothics that you could just add it to your Great Range hike(s) if you wanted. July 13 th, 2012, Sawteeth, Gothics, Armstrong, Upper Wolfjaw. So much to say about these places, wow, they are incredible!! The day started with the plan to hike Gothics, Armstong, and Upper Wolfjaw in one giant 15 mile loop. I sat there for a little bit deciding weather or not to head up to Sawteeth to get one more peak in. If someone was able to figure out how to find this trail head and where to park please correct me or let me know! It took a decent amount of time to get to the next junction, but the half mile up to Sawteeth (600 ft) wasn't that bad. Once you walk the 3.5 miles, you will see signs again, directing to go to the right, for Gothics via Pyramid Peak, and Sawteeth. After the sign for 4000 feet elevation, you'll reach the range trail with Saddleback to the right. It's not worth the energy expended to summit. Sawteeth, Gothics, and Armstrong 2011-03-03 The day started well but ended being memorable for all the wrong reasons. Then in about 2.2 miles keep left onto NY-73 towards Lake Placid, then stay on route 73 for 5.3 miles. Then you will continue to follow the different signs and blue trail markers for Gothics, via Pyramid Peak. Was nice running into you guys on Armstrong and thanks again for your advice and your ADK 46R trip reports which were all very helpful in our planning. Sawteeth, Gothics and Armstrong: completed … We noted that had we climbed u p this way, our trip would have been much easier. The Gothics trail was a very moderate descent. 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 I just went back the way I came, because I didn’t know this way, and I still wanted to do to Sawteeth, but if you want a challenge, go for it! Now, the views on Pyramid and Gothic Peaks, are INSANE, I wish there was a word to describe to you, just how exquisite these peaks are! Lies on a spur ridge of the Great Range, which branches off to the southeast from Gothics. One of my favorite hikes. We arrived at the cutoff between Sawteeth and Pyramid/Gothics. After crossing the brooke, the trail is moderately inclined as you climb towards the col between Sawteeth and Gothics. However, we pick a date, and make it happen. Seriously, you won’t be disappointed! How much elevation gained in total? I headed up towards Gothics today as my first objective since I stopped yesterday after making it to Armstrong. After over 10 miles of hiking we made it to Gothics' summit, which did not disappoint. Then turn left onto Ausable Road, and the parking lot will be on your left in about 150 feet. Sawteeth … Perhaps he wanted to keep the focus on the irregularly shaped Sawteeth and at the same time push the larger mountains further back in space by reducing their relative height. 14.5 miles and 13 hours later gained three more 46ers (Sawteeth, Gothics and Armstrong) and a 4th mountain with Pyramid. The summit of Gothics was gorgeous with great views of the rest of the great range. Then we had to do it all in reverse. Under clear skies, a light breeze, relatively high humidity and temperatures in the low 80’s (that felt several degrees warmer), we started walking on the AMR Lake Road just after 8:30 AM. Minimal view of Marcy and Pyramid through the trees. P.S. It was small and the views paled in comparison to Gothics and Pyramid. Sawteeth stands within the watershed of the East Branch of the Ausable River, which drains into Lake Champlain, thence into Canada's Richelieu River, the Saint Lawrence River, and … Earlier I wanted to do Sawteeth, Pyramid and Gothics but I probably wouldn't have enough time with my late start. But after an early start (4am rise and on the trail by 6:30), an attack by bugs along the road in from the Ausable Club, and a shower under Rainbow Falls we decided to head up Sawteeth at the junction on the trail to Pyramid. While not the most aggressive summit to climb this high peak can be a challenge if you choose the Scenic Trail as part of your route. December 31, 2014 Debbie, Andy, Emily, and I hiked down Lake Road under headlamp early in the morning. As soon as we hit the bridge at Ausable Lake, the rain stopped and the sky began to clear. 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