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Northeast USA Peaks with 2000 feet of Prominence

Showing John Sasso's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (33 out of 55, or 60%)

RankPeak Prom-Ft
(Avg)
 Elev-Ft
(Avg)
StateRange (Level 4)Isol-MiAscent Date
1.Algonquin PeakNullNullNew YorkAdirondack Mountains3.82010-05-23
2.Black Mountain23002650New YorkAdirondack Mountains21.92010-06-18
3.Seward MountainNull4347New YorkAdirondack Mountains5.42010-09-18
4.Mount MarcyNullNullNew YorkAdirondack Mountains129.62010-09-25
5.Giant MountainNullNullNew YorkAdirondack Mountains6.42010-10-03
6.Snowy MountainNullNullNew YorkAdirondack Mountains28.22010-11-12
7.Hunter Mountain21604050New YorkCatskill Mountains14.72011-01-01
8.Mount GreylockNullNullMassachusettsTaconic Range23.62011-02-26
9.Slide Mountain32954190New YorkCatskill Mountains136.42011-03-13
10.Whiteface MountainNullNullNew YorkAdirondack Mountains15.92011-07-02
11.Dix Mountain28224839New YorkAdirondack Mountains5.72011-07-09
12.Santanoni PeakNullNullNew YorkAdirondack Mountains7.62011-07-26
13.Black Dome20803990New YorkCatskill Mountains8.42012-01-08
14.Mount MansfieldNullNullVermontGreen Mountains51.92012-02-11
15.Kinsman MountainNullNullNew HampshireWhite Mountains4.72012-03-10
16.Mount MoosilaukeNullNullNew HampshireWhite Mountains12.62012-03-11
17.Mount Osceola20404340New HampshireWhite Mountains6.02012-04-07
18.Mount WashingtonNullNullNew HampshireWhite Mountains819.62012-07-14
19.Saddleback MountainNullNullMaineLongfellow Mountains9.72012-08-08
20.KatahdinNullNullMaineLongfellow Mountains158.32012-08-09
21.Mount EllenNullNullVermontGreen Mountains26.72012-09-08
  or Camels Hump18804090VermontGreen Mountains11.22012-09-09
22.Lyon Mountain22393830New YorkAdirondack Mountains21.82012-10-20
23.Killington PeakNullNullVermontGreen Mountains56.32012-11-23
24.Mount Kearsarge21002930New HampshireNew England Upland18.62013-07-18
25.Mount CabotNull4170New HampshireWhite Mountains13.12013-07-20
26.Old Speck27204170MaineWhite Mountains20.72013-08-04
27.Bigelow MountainNullNullMaineLongfellow Mountains8.02013-08-07
28.Dorset Mountain28403770VermontTaconic Range10.92014-04-12
29.Mount Lafayette33605260New HampshireWhite Mountains17.32014-07-19
30.Sugarloaf MountainNull4250MaineLongfellow Mountains64.82014-08-08
31.Stratton MountainNullNullVermontGreen Mountains35.92014-08-31
32.Mount CarrigainNull4700New HampshireWhite Mountains5.92015-05-30
33.Equinox Mountain30603850VermontTaconic Range11.12015-07-05
 Baldpate MountainNull3790MaineLongfellow Mountains4.0 
 Boundary Bald MountainNull3630MaineLongfellow Mountains20.9 
 The Traveler23403550MaineLongfellow Mountains9.9 
 Signal Mountain21403370VermontNew England Upland20.6 
 Cold Hollow Mountains High Point21653337VermontGreen Mountains6.9 
 Grand Monadnock21493159New HampshireNew England Upland41.2 
 Mount Ascutney22903140VermontNew England Upland15.2 
 East MountainNullNullVermontNew England Upland12.0 
 Smarts MountainNullNullNew HampshireNew England Upland10.6 
 Mount ShawNullNullNew HampshireNew England Upland14.2 
 Kibby MountainNullNullMaineLongfellow Mountains11.9 
 Snow MountainNullNullMaineLongfellow Mountains22.9 
 Doubletop MountainNullNullMaineLongfellow Mountains2.5 
 Baker MountainNullNullMaineLongfellow Mountains7.2 
 White Cap MountainNullNullMaineLongfellow Mountains27.5 
 Big Moose MountainNullNullMaineLongfellow Mountains15.3 
 Elephant MountainNullNullMaineLongfellow Mountains12.2 
 Carter DomeNullNullNew HampshireWhite Mountains5.4 
 Jay PeakNullNullVermontGreen Mountains29.1 
 Grass MountainNullNullVermontTaconic Range7.7 
 Coburn MountainNullNullMaineLongfellow Mountains23.4 
 Mount PutnamNullNullVermontGreen Mountains10.2 

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List Description

List Info

Northeastern hikers are notorious peakbaggers, but this list has not yet received a great deal of attention. Since it is based on prominence and not elevation, it does not have the focus on the high peaks of the White Mountains, Adirondacks, and other concentrations of high peaks. Instead, it presents a very well-balanced selection of peaks scattered all over the northeast; 15 in Maine, 13 in Vermont, 13 in New York, 12 in New Hampshire, and Greylock in Massachusetts. Over half these peaks (29) are under 4000 feet, and 13 are even below 3500 feet.

Sources

  • Book County High Points by Andy Martin; list compiled 2000 by Roy Schweiker, Edward Earl, Andy Martin, and Ron Tagliapietra.
  • List generation helped by Edward Earl's WinProm program.
  • Posts made to the Yahoo Prominence Group online forum.
  • Prominence values in this list may not agree 100% with sources, due to different interpretations of key col spot elevations and out-dated peak elevations in the PBC Database.

 


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