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Wittenberg Mountain

Wittenberg Mountain, locally "the Wittenberg[6]," is a mountain located in Ulster County, New York. The mountain is part of the Burroughs Range of the Catskill Mountains. Wittenberg is flanked to the southwest by Cornell Mountain and to the northeast by Terrace Mountain.

Wittenberg Mountain
Wittenberg Mountain from Cornell in late fall.jpg
Wittenberg from near the summit of neighboring Cornell Mountain
Highest point
Elevation3780+ ft (1152+ m)  NGVD 29[1]
Prominence200 ft (61 m) [1]
ListingCatskill High Peaks
Coordinates42°00′29″N 74°20′51″W / 42.0081478°N 74.3473716°W / 42.0081478; -74.3473716Coordinates: 42°00′29″N 74°20′51″W / 42.0081478°N 74.3473716°W / 42.0081478; -74.3473716[2]
Geography
Wittenberg Mountain is located in New York
Wittenberg Mountain
Wittenberg Mountain
Parent rangeBurroughs Range[3]
Topo mapUSGS Phoenicia
Geology
Age of rockLate Devonian[4][5]
Mountain typePyramidal peak, with roche moutonnée summit

Wittenberg Mountain stands within the watershed of Esopus Creek, which drains into the Hudson River, and into New York Bay. The northwest and northeast slopes of Wittenberg Mtn. drain into Woodland Creek, thence into Esopus Creek. The southeast side of Wittenberg drains into Wittenberg Brook, thence into Maltby Hollow Brook, Bush Kill, and Esopus Creek at Ashokan Reservoir.

Wittenberg Mountain is within the Slide Mountain Wilderness of New York's Catskill State Park. The Long Path, a 350-mile (560 km) long-distance hiking trail from New York City to Albany, is contiguous with the section of the Burroughs Range Trail crossing the summits of Slide, Cornell, and Wittenberg. Wittenberg Mountain is one of the 35 peaks in the Catskills greater than 3,500 feet elevation, and is a required ascent for membership in the Catskill Mountain 3500 Club.

A wide open ledge, with small coniferous trees on either side, on which several people are sitting down and reading, eating or taking photographs. Beyond it lies a mountainous region, with many peaks in fall color. A large body of water is visible just right of center, at the foot of some smaller mountains.
Hikers relaxing on Wittenberg's summit

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NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Wittenberg Mountain, New York". Peakbagger.com.
  2. ^ "Wittenberg Mountain". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  3. ^ "Burroughs Range". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  4. ^ Ashokan Basin Bedrock Geology
  5. ^ Geologic units in Ulster county, New York
  6. ^ https://hikethehudsonvalley.com/hikes/wittenberg-mountain/

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