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Northeast USA Triple Divide Points

Minimum basin size of 100 square miles

Showing Paul Wichman's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (0 out of 19, or 0%)

RankPeak Elev-M
Basin 1Basin 2Basin 3Range (Level 5)Ascent Date
4.Salmon Mountain1040St. LawrenceAndroscogginConnecticutBoundary Ranges 
5.Border Monument 441 Peak1021St. LawrenceAndroscogginKennebecBoundary Ranges 
19.Merrimack-Charles-Blackstone Triple Divide170CharlesBlackstoneMerrimackSouthern New England Upland 
6.Styles Peak-North Peak1005St. LawrenceHudsonConnecticutSouthern Green Mountains 
11.Hudson-Connecticut-Housatanic Triple Divide645HousatonicHudsonConnecticutBerkshire Hills 
14.South Crow Hill503St. LawrenceHudsonSusquehannaFinger Lakes 
2.Mount Field1323SacoMerrimackConnecticutFranconia Area 
3.Mount Field-Northwest Summit1311SacoMerrimackConnecticutFranconia Area 
16.Crocker Hill374BlackstoneMerrimackConnecticutSouthern New England Upland 
7.Mississippi-Susquehanna-Potomac Triple Divide Point869PotomacMississippiSusquehannaNorthern Allegheny Mountains 
10.Potter County Triple Divide Point771St. LawrenceMississippiSusquehannaNorthern Allegheny Plateau 
15.Morris County High Point425HudsonPassaicDelawareHudson-Jersey Highlands 
13.East Miles Notch Peak582AndroscogginPresumpscotSacoEastern White Mountains 
17.Delaware-Raritan-Passaic Triple Divide369PassaicRaritanDelawareHudson-Jersey Highlands 
1.Mount Washington1917AndroscogginSacoConnecticutPresidential Range 
12.Border Monument 318 Peak588St. LawrenceSaint JohnPenobscotBoundary Ranges 
8.Woodchuck Hill820DelawareSusquehannaHudsonNorthwest Catskills 
9.Woodchuck Hill-East Peak814DelawareSusquehannaHudsonNorthwest Catskills 
18.Elliott Hill362BlackstoneThames [CT]ConnecticutSouthern 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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