King Philip Mountain, Connecticut

Prominence: 30 ft, 9 m

Elevation: 910+ feet, 277+ meters

True Isolation: 0.38 mi, 0.62 km
Elevation Info:Elevation range: 910 - 920 ft
    (10-foot closed contour)
NAVD88 Elevation: 909 ft / 277 m
    (Range 909 - 919 ft)
Peak TypeSub-Peak, subsidiary to Talcott Mountain
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)41° 49' 53'' N, 72° 47' 50'' W
41.831344, -72.797192 (Dec Deg)
682917 E 4633397 N, Zone 18 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
County/Second Level RegionHartford

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Ascent Info

Total successful ascents logged by registered users: 23
     Show all viewable ascents/attempts (Total: 22)

Selected Trip Reports from this site:
     2007-05-28 by Steve Fentner
     2011-06-16 by Ben Lostracco
     2013-05-01 by David Darby (GPS Track)
     2018-04-14 by Spencer Corcoran
     2018-08-19 by Shannon Dow
     2018-08-19 by Mike Dow

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This mountain was named after the Indian leader Metacomet, called King Philip by the early settlers.

From the history section of the web site for the Town of Simsbury, Connecticut:

"In 1676, Indian disputes erupted into King Philip's War, and in March Simsbury was attacked by a group of Philip's warriors and burned to the ground. According to legend, their leader, King Philip, sat in the large cave on Talcott Mountain to view the spectacle. It is still called the Metacomet Ridge."

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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 30 ft/9 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 50 ft/15 m
  Line Parent: Talcott Mountain
  Key Col: 880 ft/268 m
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 0.38 mi/0.62 km
   Isolation Limit Point: 41.8258, -72.7975
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Talcott Mountain  (S)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Appalachian Mountains
Range3: Northern U.S. Appalachians
Range4: New England Upland
Range5: Southern New England Upland
Drainage Basins
Long Island Sound
Atlantic-Eastern USA
Atlantic Ocean

Long Island Sound
Atlantic-Eastern USA
Atlantic Ocean
Topo MapAvon O41072g7 1:24,000
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map

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