Ascent to Cascade Mountain-Base of bald summit on 2010-10-17
|Others in Party:||JM|
|Date:||Sunday, October 17, 2010|
|Ascent Type:||Unsuccessful - Turned Back|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
|Point Reached:||Cascade Mountain - Base of bald summit|
| Location:||USA-New York|
| Elevation:||3990 ft / 1216 m|
| Remaining Elevation:||108 ft / 33 m (6% left to go)|
Ascent Trip ReportJM, his dog, and I, attempted to climb Cascade Mountain.
Attempted to climb Cascade? What?
A Nor'easter had come through a few days before, and dumped a few inches of snow on the ground. By the time we got close to the summit, the few inches turned into several inches, and by the time we were on the summit, we were in a white out. We gave up on that last open face, mainly because it wasn't worth risking our lives (there are steep drops on all sides) over a peak.
The peak was as crowded as ever, though, including what appeared to be a large party or a few large parties from Canada. One of the guys was hiking in a button-down shirt and a tie.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||1795 ft / 547 m|
| Distance:||4.5 mi / 7.2 km|
| Route:||Cascade / Porter Trail|
| Trailhead:||Cascade Lakes Trail Head 2195 ft / 669 m|
| Quality:||5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground|
| Weather:||Cold, Very Windy, White-out|
| Time Up:||3 Hours |
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