Ascent of Cascade Mountain on 2013-08-17

Climber: Mark Prier

Others in Party:Melissa Creasey
Date:Saturday, August 17, 2013
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

Parked at the Cascade & Porter Mts. TH on NY 73. First ones at the lot at 6:15 am. Being early was a very good idea, as it turned out to be a very heavy traffic Saturday.

Hiked the trail up to the junction, took the the Porter Mt. Summit trail first, hung out and relaxed briefly on the summit, taking in the nice views around us (a small, but nearly bald summit). We noticed the volunteer ranger appear in the distance on Cascade's summit (thank you, binoculars). We ate a snack, then headed back to the junction and ascended to Cascade.

On Cascade's huge and completely open summit, we hung out with around a dozen others, chatted with the ranger (who had arrived only minutes after us, but drove from Syracuse that morning). We sat about for quite a while before descending, saying hello to an enormous amount of other hikers all the way out.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1890 ft / 577 m
    Elevation Loss:1890 ft / 577 m
    Distance:5.8 mi / 9.3 km
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:1890 ft / 577 m
    Distance:3.4 mi / 5.5 km
    Route: Cascade & Porter Mts. trail, Porter Summit trail,
    Trailhead:Cascade & Porter Mts. TH, NY 73  2208 ft / 672 m
    Time Up:2 Hours 57 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:1890 ft / 577 m
    Distance:2.4 mi / 3.8 km
    Route:Cascade Summit trail, Cascade & Porter Mts. trail
    Trailhead:Cascade & Porter Mts. TH, NY 73  2208 ft / 672 m
    Time Down:2 Hours 39 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Porter & Cascade Mts.

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Porter Mountain2013-08-17
2Cascade Mountain2013-08-17

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