Elevation

3,895 ft / 1,187 m

Prominence

130 ft / 39 m

Region

United States

Summits

79 summits

Top climbing months

July   27%

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.
"Hiked with Tom and my cousin Nick. It was a bitterly cold day in the Adirondacks, but in the end I was glad I decided to go up and hike. We had a good time and were happy that the trail was well packed down from previous traffic. We were able to bare boot the entire day. We saw about 16 other people out on the trails despite the cold weather. Two more peaks down towards my ADK 46ers. " - Kim-Stilson, Dec 30, 2017
"Hiked with Kim and her cousin Nick. Felt good to be back up in the Adirondacks after an extended layoff. I've been pretty lazy since completing the Northeast 115. Hiked street and nye in -15F temperatures even though it didn't feel that cold. The trails were really well packed down, so we ended up ditching our snowshoes after the second Indian Pass Brook crossing and picked them up on the way out. We didn't even wear microspikes at all during the day, the trails were packed that well and not icy. Overall, it was a pretty good day. " - LGH-Tom, Dec 30, 2017
"We've been at camp all week and dad had said previously that he wants to climb again too so I decided to take him along for Street & Nye while we're already halfway there! We left camp at approximately 0630 hours for our almost 3 hour drive to Lake Placid and The Loj. This hike I brought Bruiser along also. It was time to see how he did on a mountain, being a mountain dog and all. We've hiked many a mile so I figured he would be good. We got to the Loj a little after 0900 and I was pleasantly surprised to find the parking lot was not full up yet. So we set off around Heart Lake to the Old Nye" - tscha1, Jul 28, 2017
"Solo. Headed over to this summit following Street. Unmaintained trail was just a muddy mess. From the junction I made it up here in what felt like no time at all. I lucked out with a little view on the big rock just before the summit despite the fact that it rained most of the day. 22/46. " - kellieirene, Aug 31, 2016
"Started off from the Loj at 8:30 in hopes of climbing Street/Nye took the path toward Mt Jo and instead of turning right for Jo, went straight to old Nye ski trail. The herd path begins here. Very easy to follow this route. After leaving the stream and heading up into higher ground you'll reach a plateau. Look for a cairn by a tree. Someone has carved "ST" with an arrow pointing left and "NY" pointing forward. Nye is just over two bumps. I arrived on the viewless NYE at 10:45. After doubling back and over to Street (11:15), I headed back to the Loj. Very easy, very dry. Both peaks in less than" - johngilligan, Sep 1, 2015

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