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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 Range4178 
2.Mount Field-Northwest Summit1305SacoMerrimackConnecticutFranconia Area114 
3.Salmon Mountain1036St. LawrenceAndroscogginConnecticutBoundary Ranges23 
5.Styles Peak-North Peak1002St. LawrenceHudsonConnecticutSouthern Green Mountains31 
10.Hudson-Connecticut-Housatanic Triple Divide642HousatonicHudsonConnecticutBerkshire Hills4 
15.Crocker Hill372BlackstoneMerrimackConnecticutSouthern New England Upland13 
16.Elliott Hill360BlackstoneThames [CT]ConnecticutSouthern New England Upland11 
14.Morris County High Point425HudsonPassaicDelawareHudson-Jersey Highlands65 
8.Woodchuck Hill-East Peak811DelawareSusquehannaHudsonNorthwest Catskills3 
4.Border Monument 441 Peak1018St. LawrenceAndroscogginKennebecBoundary Ranges11 
17.Merrimack-Charles-Blackstone Triple Divide140CharlesBlackstoneMerrimackSouthern New England Upland13 
6.Sandy Bay Mountain945St. LawrenceKennebecPenobscotBoundary Ranges17 
11.Border Monument 318 Peak585St. LawrenceSaint JohnPenobscotBoundary Ranges1 
12.East Miles Notch Peak579AndroscogginPresumpscotSacoEastern White Mountains2 
7.Mississippi-Susquehanna-Potomac Triple Divide Point866PotomacMississippiSusquehannaNorthern Allegheny Mountains4 
9.Potter County Triple Divide Point768St. LawrenceMississippiSusquehannaNorthern Allegheny Plateau6 
13.South Crow Hill500St. LawrenceHudsonSusquehannaFinger Lakes6 

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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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