Hurricane Mountain

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Hurricane Mountain
Hurricane from Pitchoff.jpg
Hurricane from Pitchoff
Elevation 3,678 ft (1,121 m)
Prominence 1,982 ft (604 m)
Location
Location Keene / Elizabethtown, New York, U.S.
Range Adirondacks
Coordinates 44°14′06″N 73°42′37″W / 44.23500°N 73.71028°W / 44.23500; -73.71028Coordinates: 44°14′06″N 73°42′37″W / 44.23500°N 73.71028°W / 44.23500; -73.71028
Topo map Elizabethtown

Hurricane Mountain is a 3,694-foot (1,126 m) mountain near Keene in the north of the High Peaks region of the Adirondacks in New York, USA. It has some of the most impressive views of any of the lesser peaks; this is due to its prominence, and the fact that its summit was cleared by Verplanck Colvin in the course of his early survey of the Adirondacks.[1] On a clear day, the length of Lake Champlain and the Green Mountains of Vermont are visible to the east, and many of the High Peaks can be seen to the south through the northwest. There is a disused fire tower on the top.

Hurricane from Cascade (on horizon, center)

There are three trails to the summit, from the north (unmaintained), south and east. Atop the mountain is the Hurricane Mountain Fire Observation Station, added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2007.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Goodwin, Tony, ed., Adirondack Trails, High Peaks Region, Lake George, New York: Adirondack Mountain Club, 2004. ISBN 1-931951-05-5
  2. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 

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