Ascent of Cascade Mountain on 2012-09-16

Climber: Greg Boyle

Date:Sunday, September 16, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Cascade Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:4098 ft / 1249 m

Ascent Trip Report

Headed 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
Ascent Statistics
    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
Descent Statistics
    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:
1Cascade Mountain2012-09-161850 ft / 564 m
2Porter Mountain2012-09-16771 ft / 235 m
Total Trip Gain: 2621 ft / 799 m    Total Trip Loss: 2477 ft / 755 m

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