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nartrebpossible origin of name


Hasn't voted

A "pitch" is a steep section of a stream, or a natural dam, where you might need to portage a canoe.

The old road to North Elba was to the north of the mountain, along Nichols brook. I don't know whether there was also a canoe route that way.

I found one source indicating that the mountain was known as Keene Mountain in 1810, but when and why it changed is a mystery.
Posted May 31, 2016 4:48 pm

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