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Wright Peak

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About: Wright Peak is the 16th highest peak in the High Peaks of the Adirondack Park, and is located in the MacIntyre Range in the town of North Hudson, in Essex County, New York. Named for N.Y. Governor Silas Wright (1795–1847), Wright is the northern-most peak in the MacIntyre Range, and is known to have one of the windiest peaks in the park. There are long slides from the summit that lead to Marcy Dam which are often skied in the winter. The usual approach to Wright Peak is from the Adirondak Loj, heading 1.3 miles up the Van Hovenberg trail, then ascending the steep MacIntyre Range Trail to the junction for Algonquin Peak; a left turn takes the climber up the last few hundred feet of elevation through the alpine zone. Wright is often hiked in conjunction with Algonquin and sometimes Iroquois Peak by peakbaggers. B-47 crash site In January, 1962, a B-47 bomber on a training mission crashed into Wright Peak, killing all four crewmen. Pieces of the wreckage can still be found on the summit, along with a plaque near the impact site. Some of the crash debris is quite large, and hikers making the trip to the summit have been known to take small pieces down with them as souvenirs. <gallery widths="200px"> </gallery>


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