Boott Spur

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Boott Spur
Boott Spur above Tucks.JPG
Boott Spur rising above Tuckerman Ravine in late fall.
Highest point
Elevation 5,492 ft (1,674 m) [1]
Prominence 92 ft (28 m) [1]
Parent peak Mount Washington
Coordinates 44°15′8″N 071°17′42″W / 44.25222°N 71.29500°W / 44.25222; -71.29500Coordinates: 44°15′8″N 071°17′42″W / 44.25222°N 71.29500°W / 44.25222; -71.29500[2]
Location Sargent's Purchase, New Hampshire, U.S.
Parent range Presidential Range
Topo map USGS Mount Washington
Easiest route Hike via Boott Spur Trail[1]

Boott Spur is a minor peak located in Coos County, New Hampshire. The mountain is named after Dr. Francis Boott (1792–1863), and is part of the Presidential Range of the White Mountains. Boott Spur stands on the shoulder of Mount Washington, above the south side of the headwall of Tuckerman Ravine.

Although well over 4,000 feet (1,220 m) above sea level in height, the Appalachian Mountain Club does not define Boott Spur as a "four-thousand footer" because it stands less than 200 feet (60 m) above the col on the ridge from Washington, making it a secondary summit of that peak.

Boott Spur Trail[edit]

The Boott Spur Trail ascends the summit from the east, leaving the Tuckerman Ravine Trail .4 miles (0.6 km) above the Pinkham Notch visitors' center, and ascends, first through woods and scrub, and then in the open above treeline, providing excellent views. The trail ultimately ends at the Davis Path 3.4 miles (5.5 km) from the Pinkham Notch visitors' center.

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  1. ^ a b c "Boott Spur, New Hampshire". Retrieved 2009-02-24. 
  2. ^ "Boott Spur". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-02-24.