The New England Fifty Finest is a list of mountains in New England, used in the mountaineering sport of peak bagging. The list comprises the 50 summits with the highest topographic prominence — a peak's height above the lowest contour which encloses that peak and no higher peak. The list includes 20 peaks in Maine, 15 in Vermont, 14 in New Hampshire, and one in Massachusetts. This list differs substantially from lists of peaks by elevation, such as the New England 4000 Footers. For ...
It is also on the New England Fifty Finest list of the most topographically prominent peaks. The valley of the Israel River separates the Pilot Range from the rest of the White Mountains; Mt. Cabot's relative isolation gives it the fifth-highest topographic prominence in New Hampshire, and the fourteenth-highest in New England .
Sometimes wikipedia editing is good, sometimes not so good. Back in 2013, an anonymous editor added a 51st m0untain that didn't belong. That was removed within a month or two, but all of us failed to notice that the editor had changed the introductory sentence to say that this is a list of 51 peaks.
This list includes 50 New England peaks with highest prominence based on the Wikipedia List. Caribou (uncertain height) is the 51st peak. Caribou (uncertain height) is the 51st peak. To find these peaks see a Google Map:
The New England Hundred Highest is a list of the hundred highest summits in New England, used in the mountaineering sport of peak bagging.The list is a superset of the New England Four-thousand footers, with the same requirement that each included peak must have 200 feet (61 meters) of topographic prominence ("optimistic" prominence, equivalent to 160 ft (49 m) of "clean" prominence).
New England is a region composed of six states in the northeastern United States: Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. It is bordered by the state of New York to the west and by the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick to the northeast and Quebec to the north.
The New England Fifty Finest list contains fifty mountains with topographic prominence between 1,820 feet and 6,150'. There is currently no patch available for hiking this list. Click here for a printable mountain checklist
The New England Fifty Finest. As with the rest of the New England peakbagging lists, I climbed a bunch back in the day, but started anew as of meeting Hoang in 2000. 1. Mount Washington NH (6288 ft.) v.2002 2. Mount Katahdin, Baxter Peak ME (5268 ft.) v.2003 3. Mount Mansfield VT (4393 ft.) v.2003 4. Mount Lafayette NH (5249 ft.) 5. Killington ...
"Fifty Finest" is an informal term used to list the fifty most "prominent" peaks in an area, in this case New England. And prominence, or specifically "topographic prominence" is a measure of how much a peak rises (topographically) from its neighbors, how much it "sticks out", so to speak.
Mount Ascutney is the premier hang gliding site in New England. Notable for its excellent soaring, it is not unusual for hang gliders to fly from Mt. Ascutney to nearby states. Some trips can stretch to the New Hampshire or Massachusetts coastline, a flight of over 90 miles.
- 2,270 ft (690 m)
- 3,144 ft (958 m)
- USGS Mount Ascutney