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Ascent to Cascade Mountain-Base of bald summit on 2010-10-17

Climber: Doug Harple

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 Report

JM, 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
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:3 Hours 



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