Saturday, October  19, 2019
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Basin Mountain
Saddleback Mountain
Gothics and Pyramid
Jenn enjoys summit view
Sawteeth summit
The way down was indeed much easier. A few steep pitches on the way down from Sawteeth to the Sawteeth-Pyramid col were the only difficulties, and they were easy to descend by butt-sliding. From the col, we flew down the Weld trail, which has good footing and relatively easy grades, back to Lower Ausable Lake. We took a short detour at the bottom to get a few pictures of very impressive Rainbow Falls, which had a multitude of fantastic ice formations.
Eastern view
Ready for the fall...
Touchdown...
Junction w/trail to Gothics
Whoop-whoop, warning!
Impressive Ice
Rainbow Falls
Completing the loop
Pleasant light
The trudge down the Lake Road was tedious, taking about an hour's worth of time. We encountered a number of cross-country skiiers on the road on the way down. I wished we had a pair [of skiis] for ourselves!
Another spillway shot
Sawteeth Sihouette
Last rays on Giant
Sawteeth marked number 31 in my Winter 46er quest. Only fifteen to go! (also, this peak marks Jenn's number 25 of her regular 46).

Also saw fellow hikers Bill and Judy in the parking lot at the end of the hike (we'd met them last year on a climb of Giant). Hi, Guys... hope to meet you guys again on the trail sometime.
Interactive Track and Photo Map - click map to expand.

Hike Data Summary
Start Time:
8:17AM
Start Elevation:
1272ft (388m) *
End Time:
4:04PM
Max Elevation:
4187ft (1276m) *
Duration:
7h47m
Min Elevation:
1268ft (387m) *
Distance:
20.83 km (12.94 mi)
End Elevation:
1284ft (391m) *
Average Speed:
2.7 km/hr (1.7 mph)
* : +/ 75 feet
Elevation over distance
Elevation over Time
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