Elevation

3,895 ft / 1,187 m

Prominence

130 ft / 40 m

Region

Summits

77 summits

Top climbing months

July   28%

August   17%

June   11%

Highlights

  • Viewless peak, named for William B. Nye, a friend of abolitionist John Brown. Nye and Verplanck Colvin discovered that Lake Tear of the Clouds drained to the Hudson River. He was also the guide who famously said, "Hitch Up, Matilda" as he carried Mrs. Fielding across Avalanche Lake.

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