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  • The 527th Highest Mountain in the State of New York!

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bitch_Mountain

    Leave No Trace! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXO1uY0MvmQ
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  • #2
    Did you know Mick Jagger is an avid hiker? The Rolling Stones wrote a song about that mountain.

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    • #3
      On Open Street Map, it appears to be trailless, and it's on private property.
      Mike

      ADK 46r #8003; 6W
      2nd round: 16
      SL6r #596
      Catskill 3500 21/39; 11W

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      • #4
        Just slightly higher than the highest public trailhead in NY State (2590' - Balsam Lake). And Slide Mountain Road goes up to 2690' or so.
        Tom Rankin - 5444W, etc., etc.

        Web Master - NY Forest Fire Lookout Association
        Member #0003 - ADKHP Foundation
        Volunteer - Balsam Lake Mountain
        Past President - Catskill 3500 Club
        CEO - Views And Brews

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        • #5
          For Essex County's bicentennial in 1999, a woman, Susie Doolittle, helped the Adirondack History Museum in Elizabethtown put together a "gazetteer" of the county. One fact she wanted to include was the highest peak in each town. Well, this 527th highest mountain in NYS happens to be the highest mountain in the Town of Chesterfield. Susie called me to see if there was any other name for the peak. I said "no", but said it was close to the line that separates Jay and Chesterfield, and that line was labeled "Indefinite Boundary". My solution was to relegate Bitch Mountain to Jay and make Carl Mt. (a bushwhack, on state land, and has a nice view) the highest mountain in Chesterfield. And FWIW, i will mention that many years ago, my father led a group of ladies, one of whom had found this name on the map, up Bitch Mt. I have no idea if he had permission to cross the private land (he probably didn't, but most of that area was never actually posted), but after summiting he led them to a ledge on the western ridge that does have a view.

          So, now that you've had more than your fill of information about Bitch Mt., you can go and have a nice Thanksgiving dinner.

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