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Ascent of Porter Mountain on 2012-09-16

Climber: Greg Boyle

Date:Sunday, September 16, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Porter Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:4068 ft / 1239 m

Ascent Trip Report

After Summiting Cascade, we headed over on the muddy trail (rained the night before) to the summit of Porter, my second 46er! We only took about 10 minutes to reach the summit, then we stopped to eat some crackers and cheese before making our way back down.

On the way down, we popped into a few lookout spots and rock outcroppings before heading to the trailhead very quickly. We managed to get to the bottom in around 40 minutes. After we returned to the trailhead, we made our way to the Lake Placide Brewery for some FireFish and a beer sampler before the drive home to Ottawa.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:771 ft / 235 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2286 ft / 696 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.9 mi / 4.6 km
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:771 ft / 235 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 305 ft / 93 m; Extra: 466 ft / 142m
    Loss on way in:466 ft / 142 m
    Distance:0.1 mi / 0.1 km
    Route:Porter trail
    Start Trailhead:Cascade Peak  3763 ft / 1146 m
    Time:10 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1820 ft / 554 m
    Distance:2.8 mi / 4.5 km
    Route:Main Footpath
    End Trailhead:Highway 73 Trailhead  2248 ft / 685 m
    Time:40 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Cascade and Porter

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
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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