Mount Colvin facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsMount Colvin
Mt. Colvin seen from Lower Ausable Lake
|Elevation||4,080 ft (1,240 m)|
|Prominence||750 ft (230 m)|
|Listing||Adirondack High Peaks 39th|
|Location||Keene, New York, U.S.|
|Topo map||USGS Mount Marcy|
Mount Colvin is the 39th highest peak in the High Peaks Region of the Adirondack Mountains in the U.S. State of New York. Mount Colvin offers excellent views of a number of other Adirondack High Peaks, most notably the peaks that comprise the Great Range. High Peaks that are readily visible from Colvin include Giant, Rocky Peak Ridge, Upper Wolfjaw, Lower Wolfjaw, Armstrong, Sawteeth, Gothics, Saddleback, Basin, Tabletop, Marcy, Haystack, Redfield, Allen, Nippletop, Dial and Blake.
The mountain is named after Verplanck Colvin, an explorer of the Adirondacks and the director of the survey which mapped the region. Originally named Mount Sabele and unknown to Colvin, he deferred to a survey team member to name it. The member chose Mount Colvin to honor his leader.
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