"Algonquin Peak is the second-highest mountain in New York State after Mount Marcy, and the only other 5,000-footer. It dominates the MacIntyre Range, which also includes Boundary Peak, Iroquois Peak, Wright Peak, and Mount Marshall. The long-standing reason for the name, Algonquin Peak, was the belief that it was the southern boundary of the Algonquin nation. In reality, the Algonquins lived much farther north, but the name stuck.
This popular though challenging climb takes you to a broad rock summit, with excellent views of Mount Marcy, the Great Range, the slides on Mount Colden, Avalanche Lake, and Lake Colden."