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Even though, below 3500′ the NYSDEC allows at-large camping, “closest camping” refers to the closest lean-to, designated (primitive) campsite, and/or state campground.

Every peak that is not a landmass/island high point is connected to a higher peak by ridges and has exactly one key col, which is the lowest pass on the highest ridgewalk leading to a higher peak

The Line Parent is defined as the first higher peak encountered from the given summit, following ridgelines past the key col.

Every peak on earth except Mount Everest has a NHN. Great circle, as-the-crow-flies distance is always used to find the NHN for a peak.

Prominence is defined as the vertical distance a given summit rises above the lowest col (Key Col) on the highest ridge connecting it to a higher summit.


Please note changes in access and rules for hiking and camping in the Adirondacks and Catskills during the COVID-19 outbreak. Please act responsibly during this stressful period. Please read the DEC info carefully. Read more here!