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Upper Wolfjaw

 

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At 4185 feet, Upper Wolfjaw is the twenty-ninth highest peak in the Adirondacks.  This tree covered peak is located within the High Peaks Wilderness and is part of the Great Range.  A few side trails lead to lookouts which offers great views of the different valleys and peaks that surround it.  Landscape artist Alexander Helwig Wyant (18361892) named Upper Wolfjaw, in combination with neighboring Lower Wolfjaw Mountain, back in 1870 for their appearance in profile.  The deep col between the two mountains suggested a great pair of Wolf Jaws. 

Most hikers are just "passing through" when it come to Upper Wolfjaw, on their way to other summits along the Great Range and do not spend much time on this peak.  You can start from either the Saint Huberts trailhead (6 miles hike one way) or the Keene Valley trailhead (6.5 miles hike one way) as your approach to Upper Wolfjaw.

 

 

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