On the first day we started at the St. Huberts Trailhead and took the West River Trail to Wedge Brook Trail and went across some of Lower Range: Upper Wolf Jaw Mt, Armstrong Mt, Gothics Mt, Pyramid Peak, then back Weld Trail to Lake Road. It was an awesome loop with beautiful views lower down. We had a huge and delicious meal of soup, nachos, black bean burger and good local beer at the Ausable Inn afterwards.
The second day we started at Round Pond TH and went to Dix Mt and back. It was a fairly runnable trail until the last mile approach to Dix where full-on scramble requiring hands from the slide up. It started to rain so the trail was very sketchy. It was cold, socked in, and very isolated so I felt relieved to get back down to the flatter trail after a long, careful descent.
|Start of first day|
|Towards Pyramid Peak|
|Lower Ausable River|
|Chapel Pond near our campsite|
|Start of second day|
|We are here, check|
|Large slide near the base of Dix|
|The steep ascent begins|
|Another socked in summit on Dix.|
|Snack in the rain|
|Not wanting to leave|