Mount Sherrill

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Mount Sherrill
A general level mountain summit, covered in woods that show autumn color, seen from some distance below with some trees in the foreground, beneath a clear blue sky.
Sherrill from Spruceton Road east of West Kill
Highest point
Elevation 3,550 ft (1,080 m) [1]
Prominence 540 ft (160 m) [2]
Listing Catskill High Peaks 31st
Coordinates 42°10′32″N 74°22′23″W / 42.17556°N 74.37306°W / 42.17556; -74.37306Coordinates: 42°10′32″N 74°22′23″W / 42.17556°N 74.37306°W / 42.17556; -74.37306
Geography
Mount Sherrill is located in the Hunter-West Kill Wilderness of the Catskill Forest Preserve in New York State
Mount Sherrill is located in the Hunter-West Kill Wilderness of the Catskill Forest Preserve in New York State
Mount Sherrill
Location in New York State
Location Hunter-West Kill Wilderness, Catskill Forest Preserve, Greene County, New York
Parent range Central Catskills
Topo map USGS Lexington
Climbing
Easiest route Hike

Mount Sherrill is a mountain located in Greene County, New York and is named after Eliakim Sherrill,[1] and is part of the Catskill Mountains. Mount Sherrill is flanked to the east by North Dome, and to the west by Balsam Mountain.

Mount Sherrill stands within the watershed of the Hudson River, which drains into New York Bay. The northern slopes of Mt. Sherrill drain via Bennett Brook and Newton Brook into the West Kill, then into Schoharie Creek, the Mohawk River, and, finally, the Hudson River. The west side of Mt. Sherrill drains into Bushnellsville Creek, thence into Esopus Creek, and the Hudson River. The southeast side of Mt. Sherrill drains through Peck Hollow into Esopus Creek.

Mount Sherrill is contained within the Westkill Mountain Wilderness Area of New York's Catskill State Park. There is no hiking trail over the mountain, although an extension of the Devil's Path west from West Kill Mtn. has been contemplated.

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  1. ^ a b [1] U.S. Board on Geographic Names. Geographic Names Post Phase I Board/Staff Revisions. 01-Jan-2000. Board decisions referenced after Phase I data compilation or staff researched non-controversial names. Retrieved 24 March 2016.
  2. ^ Key col elevation between 3,000 and 3,020 ft.

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