We were unfortunate to attempt this 03/4/17 when it was a sheet of ice. Not to mention we were already out hiking that morning for 2 hrs in ZERO degree weather and 15mile an hour winds. whomp whomp, Without Crampons we didn't get too far. Would love to do it again when we aren't exhausted and better prepared not to mention, a tad warmer lol.
Me and my brother did this hike in Early September on a week day and had most of the peaks to ourselves. From the parking lot it's a 3 mile walk through the woods down a gravel road. after that you begin you Climb up sawtooth . In my opinion that's the toughest part of the hike and it doesn't offer much of a veiw at all. the next few peaks are pretty beautiful I personally found pyramid to be my favorite ,Gothics is also pretty cool . Upper and lower wolf jaw are the last two peaks are really tough up and downs that's ultimately lead to a very limited veiw. Very challenging but beautiful hike . Bring plenty of water
Did this hike after a couple days of rain, so conditions were quite muddy and slippery, but certainly doable with good boots. The "scenic" trail up Sawteeth wasn't as scenic as I'd hoped, but how can you not take a trail marked "scenic" in the Adirondacks? This hike took me 10.5 hours from the St. Huberts parking lot, so I'd recommend leaving early so you'll have more light on the descent where the mountain blocks the sun. If you're not trying to get all 46 I might skip Lower Wolfjaw - a lot of work for a disappointing view through the trees. Then again, it's the journey - not the destination!