Caribou Mountain (Franklin County, Maine)

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Caribou Mountain
Caribou Mountain is located in Maine
Caribou Mountain
Caribou Mountain
Franklin County, Maine, U.S.
Elevation 3640+ ft (1109+ m)[1]
Prominence 1,020 ft (310 m)[1]
Listing New England Fifty Finest #26
Location
Coordinates 45°25′47″N 70°37′23″W / 45.42974°N 70.62306°W / 45.42974; -70.62306Coordinates: 45°25′47″N 70°37′23″W / 45.42974°N 70.62306°W / 45.42974; -70.62306[2]
Topo map USGS Kibby Mountain

Caribou Mountain is a mountain on the Canada-United States border, the section of which follows the height of land of the Saint Lawrence River watershed.[2] The peak is located about 0.5 mi (0.80 km) inside Franklin County, Maine. The southwest end of Caribou's summit ridge is in Le Granit Regional County Municipality, Québec.

The northwest side of Caribou Mountain drains into the West Branch of the Moose River, thence into the South Branch of the Moose, the Moose River, and the Kennebec River, then into the Gulf of Maine. The southeast side of Caribou Mountain drains into Number Six Brook, then into the South Branch of the Moose River. The southwest end of Caribou Mountain drains into Rivière aux Araignées in Saint-Augustin-de-Woburn, Quebec, then into Lac aux Araignées, Lac Mégantic, the Rivière Chaudière, the Saint Lawrence River, and into the Gulf of Saint Lawrence.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Caribou Mountain, Maine". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2012-05-06. 
  2. ^ a b "Caribou Mountain". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2013-01-29. 

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