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Storm King Mountain

Storm King and Butter Hill from Newburgh, NY
Elevation: 408.4 meters (1,340 feet)
Location: New YorkHudson Valley
Range: Hudson Highlands
Coordinates: 41°25′57″N, 73°59′40″W
First ascent: unknown
Easiest route: trail

Storm King Mountain is along the west bank of the Hudson River south of Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York, USA. Its distinctive curved ridge is the most prominent aspect of the view south down Newburgh Bay, from Newburgh, Beacon and the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge. Together with Breakneck Ridge on the opposite bank of the river it forms "Wey-Gat" or Wind Gate, the picturesque northern gateway to the Hudson Highlands. It can also be seen by southbound travelers on nearby sections of the New York State Thruway. This view was popular with early artists of the Hudson River School, and helped give them their name. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (850x637, 191 KB)Photographed 2005-06-23 by Daniel Case from Overlook Terrace in the city of Newburgh. ... A topographical summit is a point on a surface which is higher in elevation than all points immediately adjacent to it. ... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 27th 141,205 km² 455 km 530 km 13. ... For the magazine, see Hudson Valley (magazine). ... The most general definition of a mountain range is a group of mountains bordered by lowlands. ... Wind Gate, the northern entrance to the Hudson Highlands, as seen from Newburgh. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically); large version (pdf) The geographic (earth-mapping) coordinate system expresses every horizontal position on Earth by two of the three coordinates of a spherical coordinate system which is aligned with the spin axis of the Earth. ... In climbing, a first ascent (FA) is the first climb to reach the top of a mountain, or the first to follow a particular climbing route. ... Southern and northern Mount Everest climbing routes as seen from the International Space Station. ... View of the Hudson in the 1880s showing Jersey City The Hudson River, called Muh-he-kun-ne-tuk in Mahican, is a river running mainly through New York State but partly forming the boundary between the states of New York and New Jersey. ... Cornwall on Hudson is a village located in Orange County, New York. ... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 27th 141,205 km² 455 km 530 km 13. ... Newburgh is a city located in Orange County, New York. ... Nickname: Tree City Motto: Official website: City of Beacon Location Location in the state of New York Government Neighborhoods North Tree Streets South Tree Streets Mountain Side River Side Mayor Clara Lou Gould (R) Geographical characteristics Area Total 4. ... The Newburgh-Beacon Bridge crosses the Hudson River in New York State and was opened to traffic on November 2, 1963 as a two-lane cantilever bridge. ... Breakneck Ridge is a mountain along the Hudson River between Beacon and Cold Spring, New York, along the boundary between Dutchess and Putnam counties. ... Wind Gate, the northern entrance to the Hudson Highlands, as seen from Newburgh. ... NY Thruway Sign The New York State Thruway (officially the Thomas E. Dewey Thruway) is a limited-access toll highway in the U.S. state of New York. ... The Hudson River school was a 19th century American group of landscape painters whose approach was related to romanticism. ...


While thought of as the highest in the area, its summit reaching approximately 1,340 feet (408 m) above sea level, the eastern summit unofficially known as Butter Hill is actually higher, at 1,380 feet (421 m) in elevation.

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Name

On his initial voyage up the river, Henry Hudson and his crew called the mountain Klinkesberg, due to its wrinkled rock cliffs near the river. The name failed to stick, however. . No portrait of Hudson is known to be in existence. ...


Later, the early Dutch colonists of the region referred to the mountain simply as "Boterberg" (from which Butter Hill came, since the mountain looked like a lump of butter). In the middle of the 19th century, writer Nathaniel Parker Willis, who had taken up residence in the region, proposed the name: This article refers to a colony in politics and history. ... Butter is commonly sold in sticks (pictured) or small blocks, and often served using a butterknife. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nathaniel Parker Willis (1806 - January 20, 1867) was an American author. ...

The tallest mountain is ... looked upon as the most sure foreteller of a storm. When the white cloud-beard descends upon his breast in the morning ... there is sure to be a rain-storm before night. Standing aloft before other mountains in the chain, this sign is peculiar to him. He seems the monarch, and this seems his stately ordering of a change in the weather. Should not STORM-KING, then, be his proper title?

The nearby Storm King School and Storm King Art Center, as well as some other local businesses, have also taken the name as well. ... The Storm King Art Center in Mountainville, New York is an open air museum which has extended the concept of a sculpture garden to become a sculpture landscape. ...


History

In 1965 the mountain became the focus of a landmark environmental battle when local activists formed the Scenic Hudson Preservation Coalition (today known as just Scenic Hudson) to fight against plans by utility Consolidated Edison to cut away part of the mountain near the river and build transmission lines across it for an ambitious power generating scheme which would also have entailed creating a reservoir in much of what is now Black Rock Forest. In a lawsuit brought by the coalition, a judge ruled for the first time that aesthetic impacts could be considered in such projects. In 1982 Con Ed finally abandoned even a greatly scaled-down version of the project. 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... Environmentalism is the support of or involvement with the environmental movement by environmentalists. ... Activism, in a general sense, can be described as intentional action to bring about social or political change. ... In [economics]], utility is a measure of the happiness or satisfaction gained consuming good and services. ... Consolidated Edison, Inc. ... A transmission line is the material medium or structure that forms all or part of a path from one place to another for directing the transmission of energy, such as electromagnetic waves or acoustic waves, as well as electric power transmission. ... Gelmersee is a reservoir in Switzerland. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


After forest fires on the mountain during the dry summer of 1999, unexploded ordnance left over from 19th century artillery training at the nearby United States Military Academy was discovered in some areas close to the trails. As a result the mountain was closed to hiking until October 2002, when authorities could be sure it had been safely removed. Fire in San Bernardino, California Mountains (image taken from the International Space Station) A wildfire, also known as a forest fire, vegetation fire, grass fire, or bushfire (in Australasia), is an uncontrolled fire in wildland often caused by lightning; other common causes are human carelessness and arson. ... Summer is a season, defined by convention in meteorology as the whole months of June, July, and August, in the Northern hemisphere, and the whole months of December, January, and February, in the Southern hemisphere. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Ordnance is a general term for a quantity of military equipment, usually specifying the ammunition for artillery, bombs, or other large weapons. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... Historically, artillery refers to any engine used for the discharge of projectiles during war. ... The United States Military Academy, also known as West Point, or simply USMA or Army is a U.S. service academy and Army fort. ... Look up October in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For the Cusco album, see 2002 (album). ...


Climb

The mountain is the centerpiece of Storm King State Park. Due to the wide views of the river and surrounding areas, both summits are highly popular with local hikers. The yellow-blazed Stillman Trail, most often accessed at a parking area on U.S. Highway 9W, offers an immediate and steep climb up Butter Hill followed by a longer and more relaxing trip to the summit of Storm King itself. Storm King State Park is a state park in Orange County, New York in the USA. The park is in the southeast part of the Town of Cornwall, next to the Hudson River. ... Many beautiful natural scenes are only accessible if one is willing to hike to get to them. ... Typical painted blaze in Mt. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ...


See also

David Sive David Sive is an attorney, environmentalist, and professor of environmental law, who has been recognized as a pioneer in the field of United States environmental law, and is credited with helping create the field of environmental law. ...


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Storm King Mountain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (524 words)
Storm King Mountain is along the west bank of the Hudson River south of Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York, USA.
After forest fires on the mountain during the dry summer of 1999, unexploded ordnance left over from 19th century artillery training at the nearby United States Military Academy was discovered in some areas close to the trails.
The mountain is the centerpiece of Storm King State Park.
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