Ascent of Cascade Mountain on 2012-05-27

Climber: Matthew Ledwith

Others in Party:Ruud van den Boom <5724>
Chris Breslin
Agata Wadowska
John Rullan
Date:Sunday, May 27, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Carpool
Peak:Cascade Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:4098 ft / 1249 m

Ascent Trip Report

Beautiful clear day ~85F
Left parking lot on Rte 73 at 10a. Trying out my new Scarpa boots. Slowing going, hot and humid. Lots of people on the trail. Reached Porter summit at 12:30p. Met some locals who identified the mountains in view and suggested Big Slide via the Brothers as our next hike. Had a small snack and some coconut water as we all rested. ntified the view. Suggested Big Slide as the next hike via the Brothers. We all rested and had a small snack and coconut water. We left Porter summit at 1255p. After an hour of scrambling over Cascades exposed bedrock we reached the summit at 1:45p. There was a very large Memorial Holiday crowd. We celebrated, took pictures at the summit, and ate lunch facing west towards Mount Van Hoevenberg and a spectacular High Peaks view. Took a short nap and sun bathed until 2:30p. Reached Rt 73 and the car at 4p.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1940 ft / 592 m
    Elevation Loss:1940 ft / 592 m
    Distance:4.8 mi / 7.7 km
    Weather:Hot, Breezy, Clear
A little humid until we reached the alpine zone where it cooled down considerably in the wind. Gorg
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:1940 ft / 592 m
    Distance:2.4 mi / 3.9 km
    Route:Green Blazed Trail to Trail Junction with Porter a
    Trailhead:Route 73 TH  2158 ft / 657 m
    Time Up:2 Hours 35 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:1940 ft / 592 m
    Distance:2.4 mi / 3.9 km
    Route:Green Blazed Trail
    Trailhead:Route 73 TH  2158 ft / 657 m
    Time Down:1 Hours 30 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Cascade and Porter

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Porter Mountain2012-05-27 a
2Cascade Mountain2012-05-27 b

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