Adirondack Hiking

#29 Upper Wolfjaw Mountain
Generally climbed alongside Lower Wolfjaw, Armstrong, and Gothics, Upper Wolfjaw is not the most remarkable of the four peaks. That said, it is often a good and quiet stopping point for lunch as it’s close to the middle mark if you’re climbing all four. While the summit is somewhat treed, there are a number of side trails leading to various lookouts near the top that provide good views of the neighboring peaks and great places to pause and eat your lunch.
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#28 Esther Mountain
Sometimes thought of as Whiteface’s little sister, Esther is often hiked in the same day as Whiteface and is named for Esther McComb, who in 1839 at only 15 tried to summit Whiteface, got lost, and ended up climbing this peak instead. With great views of its neighbor Whiteface as well as views of Lake Placid and the nearby lowlands, Esther is a perfect moderate-level hike.
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#27 Big Slide Mountain
Known (and named) for the rock slide on its south face, Big Slide is one of the less challenging high peaks and offers incredible views from the summit to boot. It can be hiked as an out and back or as a loop, hiking over two smaller peaks on one leg of the trip.
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