Noonmark Mountain

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Noonmark Mountain
Noonmark Mtn from Round Mtn.jpg
Noonmark from Round Mountain, showing the Great Range from Gothics to Lower Wolfjaw Mountain
Highest point
Elevation 3,556 ft (1,084 m)
Prominence 790 ft (240 m)[1]
Coordinates 44°07′43.4″N 73°46′21.2″W / 44.128722°N 73.772556°W / 44.128722; -73.772556Coordinates: 44°07′43.4″N 73°46′21.2″W / 44.128722°N 73.772556°W / 44.128722; -73.772556
Geography
Location Keene, New York, U.S.
Parent range Adirondacks
Topo map Keene Valley, 1:25,000
Climbing
Easiest route Stimson Trail

Noonmark Mountain is a 3,556-foot (1,084 m) mountain near St. Huberts in the High Peaks region of the Adirondacks in New York, United States. The prominent peak provides 360-degree views, including the Great Range, the Dix Range, Giant Mountain, the Ausable River valley, and the village of Keene. When seen from the nearby hamlet of Keene Valley, where it dominates the view, the peak of Noonmark Mountain is more or less directly beneath the sun at mid-day.

There are two trails up the mountain. The Felix Adler Trail, named for Dr. Felix Adler, founder of the Ethical Culture Society and a hiker who spent summers in St. Huberts, near the start of the trail.[2] The Stimson Trail is named for Henry L. Stimson, who scouted the original trail, and who served as Secretary of State under Herbert Hoover and Secretary of War under Franklin D. Roosevelt.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Key col elevation between 840 and 850 m.
  2. ^ Goodwin, Tony, ed., Adirondack Trails, High Peaks Region, Lake George, New York: Adirondack Mountain Club, 2004, p. 91. ISBN 1-931951-05-5
  3. ^ ibid., p. 89.
Noonmark peak from the Stimson Trail

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