Blake Peak

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Blake Peak
Elevation 3970+ ft (1210+ m) NGVD 29[1]
Prominence 558 ft (170 m)[1]
Listing Adirondack High Peaks
Adirondack Forty-Sixers
Location
Location Essex County, New York, U.S.
Range Colvin Range
Coordinates 44°04′53″N 73°50′40″W / 44.081443°N 73.844583°W / 44.081443; -73.844583Coordinates: 44°04′53″N 73°50′40″W / 44.081443°N 73.844583°W / 44.081443; -73.844583[2]
Topo map USGS Mount Marcy

Blake Peak (or Blake Mountain) is a mountain located in Essex County, New York. The mountain is named after Mills Blake (died 1930), Verplanck Colvin’s chief assistant during the Adirondack Survey. It is part of the Colvin Range. Blake Peak is flanked to the northeast by Mount Colvin, and to the southwest by Pinnacle.

The northwest side of Blake Peak drains into the East Branch of the Ausable River, between Upper and Lower Ausable Lakes. The Ausable River drains into Lake Champlain, which in turn drains into Canada's Richelieu River, the Saint Lawrence River, and into the Gulf of Saint Lawrence. The southeast side of Blake Peak drains into the West Inlet of Elk Lake, thence into The Branch of the Schroon River, the Hudson River, and into New York Bay.

Blake Peak was formerly thought to have an elevation of at least 4,000 ft (1,219 m), so it was included on the list of 46 Adirondack High Peaks. More recent surveys show Blake and three other peaks fell slightly short, but they remain on the list.

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  1. ^ a b "Blake Peak, New York". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2010-05-17. 
  2. ^ "Blake Peak". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-05-23. 

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