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Northeast USA Triple Divide Points

Minimum basin size of 100 square miles

Showing Eva Freeman's most recent ascent dates for climbed peaks (2 out of 20, or 10%)

RankPeak Elev-M Basin 1Basin 2Basin 3Range (Level 5)Ascent Date
1.Mount Washington1917AndroscogginSacoConnecticutPresidential Range1978-06-26
2.Mount Field1317SacoMerrimackConnecticutFranconia Area1980-06-23
 Mount Field-Northwest Summit1305SacoMerrimackConnecticutFranconia Area 
 Salmon Mountain1036St. LawrenceAndroscogginConnecticutBoundary Ranges 
 Border Monument 441 Peak1018St. LawrenceAndroscogginKennebecBoundary Ranges 
 Styles Peak-North Peak1002St. LawrenceHudsonConnecticutSouthern Green Mountains 
 Mississippi-Susquehanna-Potomac Triple Divide Point866PotomacMississippiSusquehannaNorthern Allegheny Mountains 
 Woodchuck Hill817DelawareSusquehannaHudsonNorthwest Catskills 
 Woodchuck Hill-East Peak811DelawareSusquehannaHudsonNorthwest Catskills 
 Potter County Triple Divide Point768St. LawrenceMississippiSusquehannaNorthern Allegheny Plateau 
 Hudson-Connecticut-Housatanic Triple Divide642HousatonicHudsonConnecticutBerkshire Hills 
 Border Monument 318 Peak585St. LawrenceSaint JohnPenobscotBoundary Ranges 
 East Miles Notch Peak579AndroscogginPresumpscotSacoEastern White Mountains 
 South Crow Hill500St. LawrenceHudsonSusquehannaFinger Lakes 
 Morris County High Point425HudsonPassaicDelawareHudson-Jersey Highlands 
 Hudson-Delaware-Passaic Triple Divide390HudsonPassaicDelawareHudson-Jersey Highlands 
 Crocker Hill372BlackstoneMerrimackConnecticutSouthern New England Upland 
 Delaware-Raritan-Passaic Triple Divide366PassaicRaritanDelawareHudson-Jersey Highlands 
 Elliott Hill360BlackstoneThames [CT]ConnecticutSouthern New England Upland 
 Merrimack-Charles-Blackstone Triple Divide168CharlesBlackstoneMerrimackSouthern New England Upland 

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List Description

To be on this list, a peak must be the triple divide point of three basins of rivers that reach marine water, and the smallest of these basins must be over 100 square miles. This last condition excludes what could easily be hundreds of peaks that are triple divides that involve tiny coastal creeks. Peaks located in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and the six New England states are listed.

Outside of the two major New Hampshire 4000-footers at the top of the list, most of the other peaks are quite obscure. However, the river systems that meet at these points will be familiar to most Northeast residents, and finding the hydrographic junction of three major rivers might have an intuitive appeal to many peakbaggers.

 


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