Ascent of Cascade Mountain on 2012-09-16
|Date:||Sunday, September 16, 2012|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Location:||USA-New York|
| Elevation:||4098 ft / 1249 m|
Ascent Trip ReportHeaded out to Cascade and Porter on a perfect day. Finished up at a caving event in Pottersville and headed to the Keene Valley for some climbing and hiking!
We started our trip around 11am with 4 people in the group. Three of us were fairly strong hikers, and the other was just getting back into the sport so we took some breaks along the way and allowed her to catch up. She was a good sport about it and let us go on our way and play leapfrog a little bit. We hit the summit about 1 hour and 30 minutes after our series of breaks and chatting.
The summit was fairly busy, but cleared out as we arrived, so we were able to mess around and take some pretty neat shots.
There was a wind at the peak even though it was very very calm all the way up. The wind had a bit of a bite, so we headed off the summit and headed to Porter.
My first 46er peak, and I was amazed by the views and the quality of the trails and everything all around. A weeklong trip planned for early October to hit as many of the 46ers as possible and do a two night Highpeaks Traverse is planned and I can't wait!
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||1850 ft / 563 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||191 ft / 58 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||3.1 mi / 5 km|
| Quality:||4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Scramble|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Calm, Clear|
| Gain on way in:||1850 ft / 563 m|
| Distance:||2.6 mi / 4.2 km|
| Route:||Main footpath - Peak Scramble|
| Start Trailhead:||Highway 73 trailhead 2248 ft / 685 m|
| Time:||1 Hours 30 Minutes|
| Loss on way out:||191 ft / 58 m|
| Distance:||0.5 mi / 0.8 km|
| Route:||Peak Scramble - Main Footpath|
| End Trailhead:||Porter SpurTrail 3907 ft / 1190 m|
| Time:||11 Minutes|
|Ascent Part of Trip: Cascade and Porter|
Complete Trip Sequence:
Total Trip Gain: 2621 ft / 799 m Total Trip Loss: 2477 ft / 755 m
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