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    Coolest 4K Peak Name in Northeast

    I put this in the New England forum even though I think the entire Northeast should be considered.

    In my opinion, the coolest name for a 4K is Gothics. It's not just named after a person (Washington), a descriptor (Pyramid, Pleasant Dome) or a slightly vague association (Owl's Head). It's slightly clever... makes me think of some huge Gothic cathedral, and it's definitely as cool as one.

    I wish there were more "Burning Fire Hell"s and less "Carter Dome"s, in terms of names, but that's just my opinion.

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    Gotichs is also my favorite.
    second favorite is nipple top!!

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    I also like names like, The Captain (3K) and as soon as I heard of it I wanted to go to it. I'm not much for lists but I'm a sucker for a good name. I wish there was a Mt. Mastodon and a Mt. Thunder Lizard and a Mt. Doom and a Mt. Lightning Bolt in the Northeast but so far there isn't.

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    The Big K

    Katahdin - An Abenaki Indian word, Ktaadn or Katahdu, meaning, according to different authorities, "highest land," "big mountain," "greatest or chief mountain."

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    I'm kinda partial to Squaw's Bosom - 3026' in Maine

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    If I stick to 4Ks, per the Title, since I'm not very familiar with the ADKs, that leaves the NE67, which doesn't contain many grabbers, I admit. If you're a fan of Middle Earth, you might favor "Moriah," but that's not how Tolkien spelled it. I guess I'd vote for Old Speck, only because it sounds like what the first settlers called it, vs. something later conferred by dignitaries.

    Throw it open to all summits, and I'd want to look at some lists. Off-hand, I'd nominate Black Snout (2nd summit of the Ossippees in NH), because that's just what it looks like, from N and NW.

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    I would probably agree it is Nippletop. But I have always liked Gothics, Skylight, and the Wolf Jaws (each double fanged). Couchsachraga would be in the running if only ….

    The Catskills have some great names for little mountains:
    3K: Peekamoose, Barkaboom, Cradle Rock Ridge, Old Clump
    2K: Mombaccus, Monka Hill, Big Rosy Bone Knob (kind of like being named Billie Joe Jim Bob)
    1K: The Dunker
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    Gothics is one of my favorites too. Gotta like Isolation (well deserved) as well!
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    kook-sa-crag-a , someone once told me, quoting Grace Hudawalski.

    Coolest name-(Seymour)

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    I like COLDEN as I'm always reminded of what I'm going to drink at the end of the hike.
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    For ADK 4K-er names I always liked the Wolf Jaws and Couchsachraga.

    I like Dial because it's such an unexpected name. It got soap named after it though.

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    Again, not a 4K'er but Firescrew - smaller summit near Mt. Cardigan.
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    Subpeaks which are 4K, unofficial names

    In the "best pun" category, and if we don't insist on the peak being on a list. Two unofficial names of Adk 4K subpeaks:
    Pough (of Hough and Pough / Huff and Puff)
    Rong (of Wright and Rong, dubbed in 2003 by randomscooter of AdkHighPeaks.com. Although I would prefer it spelled Wrong. On second thought perhaps Rong is part of the pun, so I concede.)
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    Okay, I know these don't make the 4k cut, but who cares. In Vermont there are hills named:
    Old Shincracker
    Grandpa's Knob
    Swearing Hill

    Fun!

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    Not a 4k, but how about DEATH MOUNTAIN? (ADKs)

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