Essex County

Essex County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. As of the 2010 census, the population was 39,370. Its county seat is Elizabethtown. Along with Hamilton County, Essex is entirely within the Adirondack Park.

Essex County is in the northeastern part of New York State, just west of Vermont along the eastern boundary of the State. The eastern boundary of Essex County is Lake Champlain, which serves as the New York – Vermont border at an elevation of just under 100 feet (30.5 m). The highest natural point in New York, Mount Marcy at 5,344 feet (1,629 m), is in the Town of Keene. The Ausable River forms a partial northern boundary for the county.

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Upper Wolfjaw Mountain is a mountain located in Essex County, New York. Landscape artist Alexander Helwig Wyant (1836–1892) named the mountain, in combination with neighboring Lower Wolfjaw Mountain, circa 1870 for their appearance in profile. The mountain is part of the Great Range of the Adirondack Mountains. Upper Wolfjaw Mtn. is flanked to the southwest by Armstrong Mountain, and to the northeast by Lower Wolfjaw Mtn.

Upper Wolfjaw Mountain stands within the watershed of the East Branch of the Ausable River, which drains into Lake Champlain, thence into Canada's Richelieu River, the Saint Lawrence River, and into the Gulf of Saint Lawrence. The east and southeast sides of Upper Wolfjaw Mtn. drain into the East Branch of the Ausable River. The west side of Upper Wolfjaw drains into Ore Body Brook, thence into Johns Brook and the East Branch. The north side of Upper Wolfjaw drains into Wolfjaw Brook, thence into Johns Brook.

Upper Wolfjaw Mountain is within the High Peaks Wilderness Area of New York's Adirondack Park.