Upper Ausable Lake. Gothics, Cable Route, June 10 Mainly dry from the Garden parking to the DEC outpost. I regard it as one of my favorite hikes. We started at the parking l ot directly east of The Brothers. . A couple of questions. It has been just about a year now (give or take some) since the famous cables were removed from the Range Trail route up Gothics from the Gothics-Saddleback col. 5:37. The last seven miles were relaxing and we arrived at the trailhead almost ten hours from the start. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Saddleback Mountain Slides. At this point, lots of other people were alongside us as we reached the cables en route to the false summit of Gothics. Basin Mountain. This route is extremely steep and you will be exposed to the elements. The removal was for safety reasons as the cables were said to have deteriorated to usnafe condition. Cable Route up Gothics. When it got steeper, there were plenty of wet rocky areas. . Cables along the ADK Range Trail. Yard, Big Slide, and the Brothers. The packed approach to the face paid dividends in a relatively short day on a classic Adirondack face. Johns Brook Valley and Big Slide Mountain. The Orebed trail was about 1/3 wet and muddy along the flat part. https://www.hikingproject.com/photo/7040120/climbing-gothics-cables Saddleback and Basin Mountain. Gothics will give you better views, though you’ll have to work for it, so head left up the Cable Route. We went back to the Saddleback/Gothics col and began our ascent of Gothics. First, it was said at the time that the NY DEC intended to replace the Gothics cables. There is a coated cable to help with ascent if you need. I would advise coming up the cable side of Gothics, which is a really memorable experience. Danny Newman 2,269 views. 14.8 miles 3836 elevation gain - 21.9 km, +1168 m. Bike ride in Essex County, NY The cables are not really necessary in dry weather conditions, but some people used them. I've done the route listed twice without Lower Wolf Jaw as a day hike from The Garden w/ my wife. Gothics and Pyramid Peak via West River to East River Loop is a 13.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Keene Valley, New York that features a lake and is rated as difficult. We exited down the Gothics cable route to the Range Trail/Orebed Brook Trail junction at the Gothics/Saddleback col. Colvin and Blake Peaks. Mount Whiteface. Descending it would be a waste unless you had some specific reason. The original route planned involved us hiking Lower Wolf Jaw, Armstrong, Gothics, Saddleback, and Basin all in one day, getting to our campsite, then doing Marcy, spend another night, then ducking out the next day. Cascade and Porter Mountains. Gothics Mountain, cable route: 02/23/2013 Spectacular in any season, the High Peaks of the Adirondacks may be at their best in winter. 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