Mount Princeton

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Mount Princeton
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Mt. Princeton from near Buena Vista
Highest point
Elevation 14,204 ft (4327.25 m) [1]
NAVD88
Prominence 2177 ft (664 m) [2]
Isolation 5.19 mi (8.36 km) [2]
Listing
Coordinates 38°44′57″N106°14′33″W / 38.7492079°N 106.2424367°W / 38.7492079; -106.2424367 Coordinates: 38°44′57″N106°14′33″W / 38.7492079°N 106.2424367°W / 38.7492079; -106.2424367 [1]
Geography
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Mount Princeton
Location Chaffee County, Colorado, U.S. [3]
Parent range Sawatch Range,
Collegiate Peaks [2]
Topo map USGS 7.5' topographic map
Mount Antero, Colorado [1]
Climbing
Easiest route Hike

Mount Princeton is a high and prominent mountain summit of the Collegiate Peaks in the Sawatch Range of the Rocky Mountains of North America. The 14,204 feet (4,329 m) fourteener is located in San Isabel National Forest, 7.8 miles (12.6 km) southwest (bearing 225°) of the Town of Buena Vista in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. The mountain was named in honor of Princeton University. [1] [2] [3]

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Mountain

While not one of the highest peaks of the Sawatch Range, Mount Princeton is one of the most dramatic, abruptly rising nearly 7,000 feet above the Arkansas River valley in only 6 miles. [4]

The first recorded ascent was on July 17, 1877, at 12:30 pm by William Libbey of Princeton University. [5] It is likely that various miners had climbed the peak earlier. [6] The name Mount Princeton was in use as early as 1873, and the peak was most likely named by Henry Gannett, a Harvard graduate and chief topographer in a government survey led by George M. Wheeler. [6] [7]

Historical names

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 "PRINCETON". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey . Retrieved January 5, 2016.
  2. 1 2 3 4 "Mount Princeton, Colorado". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved January 5, 2016.
  3. 1 2 3 "Mount Princeton". Geographic Names Information System . United States Geological Survey . Retrieved October 29, 2014.
  4. Mount Princeton on Summitpost
  5. Merritt, J. I. (1997) "The Once and Future Mountain" Princeton Alumni Weekly Princeton University
  6. 1 2 "William Libbey and the 1877 Expedition" Princeton Alumni Weekly Princeton University
  7. Borneman, Walter R. and Lampert, Lyndon J. (1994) A Climbing Guide to Colorado's Fourteeners (3rd ed.) Pruett, Boulder, Colorado, ISBN   0-87108-850-9