At the head of the Ausable Chasm are the Rainbow Falls, where the stream makes a vertical leap of 70 ft.
This ethical teaching, which is indefinitely higher and purer than that of the Old Testament, is yet its true spiritual child, and helps to bridge the chasm that divides the ethics of the Old and New Testaments."
Lake Placid is the principal source of the Ausable river, which for a part of its course flows through a rocky chasm from 500 to 175 ft.
The only true glacier is on the northeast side, at the bottom of a large chasm which runs into the heart of the mountain.
The garden of Eden is placed in the valley of the Araxes; Marand is the burial-place of Noah's wife; at Arghuri, a village near the great chasm, was the spot where Noah planted the first vineyard, and here were shown Noah's vine and the monastery of St James, until village and monastery were overwhelmed by a fall of rock, ice and snow, shaken down by an earthquake in 1840.