Hough Peak

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Hough Peak
Hough Peak and Macomb Mt from ridge to Dix.jpg
Hough Peak (center) seen from the ridge to Dix Mt.
Highest point
Elevation4,409 ft (1,344 m) [1]
Prominence374 ft (114 m) [1]
ListingAdirondack High Peaks
Coordinates44°04′10″N 73°46′39″W / 44.0694981°N 73.7776352°W / 44.0694981; -73.7776352Coordinates: 44°04′10″N 73°46′39″W / 44.0694981°N 73.7776352°W / 44.0694981; -73.7776352[2]
LocationNorth Hudson, Essex County, New York
Parent rangeDix Range
Topo mapUSGS Mount Marcy
Easiest routeDix Range Herd Path

Hough Peak (pronounced "huff") is a mountain located in Essex County, New York. The mountain, part of the Dix Range, is named after Franklin B. Hough (1822–1885), the first chief of the United States Division of Forestry, and sometimes called the "father of American forestry". Hough Peak is flanked to the north by Dix Mountain, and to the south by South Dix.

The east side of Hough Peak drains into the headwaters of the South Fork of the Boquet River, thence into Lake Champlain, which drains into Canada's Richelieu River, the Saint Lawrence River, and into the Gulf of Saint Lawrence. The west side of Hough Peak drains into Lillian Brook, thence into the East Inlet of Elk Lake, and into The Branch of the Schroon River, the Hudson River, and into New York Bay.

Hough Peak is within the Dix Mountain Wilderness Area of Adirondack State Park.

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  1. ^ a b "Hough Peak, New York". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2012-12-18.
  2. ^ "Hough Peak". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-12-18.

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