Dix Range

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Dix Range
Dix and Hough seen from Nippletop.jpg
Highest point
Peak Dix Mountain
Elevation 4,855 ft (1,480 m)
Coordinates 44°4′56″N 73°47′11″W / 44.08222°N 73.78639°W / 44.08222; -73.78639
Dimensions
Length 12 mi (19 km) North South
Width 9 mi (14 km) East West
Area 68 km2 (26 sq mi)
Naming
Etymology Named for John Adams Dix
Geography
Country United States
State New York
Region Adirondack Park
District High Peaks
Range coordinates 44°04′N 73°46′W / 44.067°N 73.767°W / 44.067; -73.767Coordinates: 44°04′N 73°46′W / 44.067°N 73.767°W / 44.067; -73.767

The Dix Range is a range of mountains in the High Peaks region of the Adirondacks, southeast of Mount Marcy and the Ausable valley, in northeastern New York State. The Dixes are named for John Adams Dix, then Secretary of State under New York Governor William Marcy, later Senator, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, and New York Governor.[1] The only exception to this is the mountain formerly named East Dix, which in 2014 was renamed Grace Peak in honor of Grace Leach Hudowalski (1906–2004), who in 1937 became the ninth person and first woman to climb all 46 of the Adirondack High Peaks.[2][3][4]

The range includes Hough Peak, and Macomb Mountain, Grace Peak, South Dix, and Dix Mountain, the sixth highest peak in the state. The range is approximately 12 miles (19 km) long by 9 miles (14 km) wide in a "V" shape, with Macomb at the point of the V.[5]

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  1. ^ Goodwin, Tony, ed., Adirondack Trails, High Peaks Region, Lake George, New York: Adirondack Mountain Club, 2004, p. 217. ISBN 1-931951-05-5
  2. ^ http://www.syracuse.com/outdoors/index.ssf/2014/06/adirondack_mountain_renamed_after_first_woman_to_scale_all_46_high_peaks.html
  3. ^ "Tribute to Grace Hudowalski 46er #9". Adirondack Forum. March 14, 2004. Archived from the original on July 18, 2012. Retrieved July 18, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Grace Peak Update 11-23-08". Views From The Top. November 23, 2008. Retrieved May 16, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Dix Range". Peakbagger.com. November 1, 2004. Retrieved April 23, 2008. 

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