Ascent of Cascade Mountain on 2010-07-29

Climber: Kurt Phaneuf

Others in Party:Mike Sloyka
Greg Brown
Date:Thursday, July 29, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Cascade Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:4098 ft / 1249 m

Ascent Trip Report

Accompanied by my good friends Mike Sloyka and Greg Brown, we set out on a pleasant July day to bag Cascade after inspecting the summit of its close neighbor, Porter. We left the Route 73 trailhead at about 1:35 and reached the junction of the Porter/Cascade trails in a little less than two hours. After a 30-45 minute trip and stay on the Porter summit, we returned to the junction and made the quick, five-minute scramble to the summit of Cascade. The trail to Cascade was somewhat drier than that of Porter, though I'm glad to report that there were no bugs or other hindrances. The summit of Cascade offered astounding views of the surrounding High Peaks region, the Lake Placid region and its close neighbor, Pitchoff Mountain. Summit conditions were somewhat windier than on Porter and clear. Myriad High Peaks were visible. Given the sore knee of one member of our party, we took a rather leisurely trip back to the trailhead in approximately 1 hr., 40 minutes...
Summary Total Data
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Windy, Clear

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