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Ascent of Cascade Mountain on 2015-06-21

Climber: Michael Vecchiarelli

Others in Party:Doug
Date:Sunday, June 21, 2015
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

Bring on the rain!

We checked out of our room at Adirondack Rock & River and made it to the trailhead on route 73 at about 9:00. It was raining so we found a parking space no problem.

The incline is constant but gradual with few places where you need to use your hands. We hiked straight up to the summit of Porter, took a quick break then backtracked a little to take the trail to summit Cascade. At the summit, there was a wonderfully nice steward named Maddie. She informed us that we were just the 8th and 9th people to reach the summit that day. Maddie told us the day before (Saturday), nearly 300 people hiked to the summit. At that point I was very, very grateful for the rain. The clouds did prevent us from taking in the view but we experienced the summit in a way most people don't, alone (other than the steward) and in a cloud.

This is an easy hike. Hike to the summit of Porter with Cascade, to bag 2 of the 46 high peaks in one easy shot.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1848 ft / 563 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4.8 mi / 7.7 km
    Route:Cascade Trail - Red
    Trailhead:Route 73  2250 ft / 685 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Raining, Pleasant, Calm, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 
Ascent Part of Trip: Porter and Cascade

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Porter Mountain2015-06-21 B818 ft / 249 m
2Cascade Mountain2015-06-21 A1848 ft / 563 m
Total Trip Gain: 2666 ft / 812 m    Total Trip Loss: 2666 ft / 812 m



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