Highest peak in each town

The Adirondacks have 47 peaks exceeding 3800 feet elevation above sea level. Hikers who climb up 46 of them become members of an elite club called the 46ers. One peak, MacNaughton, was added due to recent improved surveying and now, to retain the 46, this new addition is an option. The Catskills have 35 peaks exceeding 3500 feet and also have an elite hiking club called the 3500 Club.



I was trying to apply this high peaks concept locally, which is not easy because we do not have any high peaks. Nevertheless, I work with what is available. However, basing the roster of peaks on their elevation would include just a few towns, so I thought it might be more interesting to spread it out over each of our 21 towns. The following paragraph is a ranked list of the highest peak in each town. Their heights were read from topographical maps. These maps have contour lines of either 10 or 20 feet intervals, so the elevations usually end in zeros. However, sometimes a map states elevations in exact numbers. A peak listed as 1940 feet can be up to 1959 feet. The elevations in feet are in parentheses. When the peak has a proper name it follows. An asterisk indicates state land. Most of these peaks are on private property, so landowner permission to visit them is necessary.


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