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Northeast USA Triple Divide Points

Minimum basin size of 100 square miles

Showing Lisa Berntsen's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (0 out of 17, or 0%)

RankPeak Elev-M
Basin 1Basin 2Basin 3Range (Level 5)AscentsAscent Date
1.Mount Washington1917AndroscogginSacoConnecticutPresidential Range4188 
2.Mount Field-Northwest Summit1317SacoMerrimackConnecticutFranconia Area115 
3.Morris County High Point425HudsonPassaicDelawareHudson-Jersey Highlands65 
4.Styles Peak-North Peak1008St. LawrenceHudsonConnecticutSouthern Green Mountains31 
5.Salmon Mountain1044St. LawrenceAndroscogginConnecticutBoundary Ranges24 
6.Sandy Bay Mountain951St. LawrenceKennebecPenobscotBoundary Ranges17 
7.Crocker Hill375BlackstoneMerrimackConnecticutSouthern New England Upland13 
7.Merrimack-Charles-Blackstone Triple Divide143CharlesBlackstoneMerrimackSouthern New England Upland13 
9.Border Monument 441 Peak1024St. LawrenceAndroscogginKennebecBoundary Ranges11 
9.Elliott Hill363BlackstoneThames [CT]ConnecticutSouthern New England Upland11 
11.Potter County Triple Divide Point774St. LawrenceMississippiSusquehannaNorthern Allegheny Plateau7 
12.South Crow Hill506St. LawrenceHudsonSusquehannaFinger Lakes6 
13.Mississippi-Susquehanna-Potomac Triple Divide Point872PotomacMississippiSusquehannaNorthern Allegheny Mountains4 
13.Hudson-Connecticut-Housatanic Triple Divide648HousatonicHudsonConnecticutBerkshire Hills4 
15.Woodchuck Hill-East Peak817DelawareSusquehannaHudsonNorthwest Catskills3 
16.East Miles Notch Peak585AndroscogginPresumpscotSacoEastern White Mountains2 
17.Border Monument 318 Peak591St. LawrenceSaint JohnPenobscotBoundary Ranges1 

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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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