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Ascent of Cascade Mountain on 2013-12-13

Climber: Trevor Kent

Date:Friday, December 13, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Cascade Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:4098 ft / 1249 m

Ascent Trip Report

11:00 am Started at Cascade Porter TH
12:00 pm Lookout
12:05 pm Cascade/Porter Junction
12:25 pm Summated Porter
12:35 pm Left Porter's summit
1:00 pm Cascade/Porter Junction
1:10 pm Summated Cascade
1:20 pm Cascade/Porter Junction
1:30 pm Break at lookout
1:40 pm End of break
2:25 pm Finished at Cascade Porter TH

While I am working on my 46ers (35/46) my friend Niels is working to get to the half way point before his study abroad program ends and he goes back to Denmark. I repeated Cascade (11 for Niels) and Porter (10 for Niels) with the thought that if we had extra time we could at least add Pitchoff for my ADK 100 highest. But we decided that we had such a good day and that we didn't want to over do it and that it could be saved for another day.

With the wind chill it was about a zero degree feel day with snow and sunshine. Beautiful. While on the summit of Porter, Cascade's summit disappeared in the clouds but the extreme winds quickly removed the clouds by the time we got there. Both summits had beautiful views but Cascade was so windy that we stayed just long enough to get some pictures and head out.

There was about 4 inches of snow on the summits and no less then an inch at the trail head.
Summary Total Data
    Distance:2.4 mi / 3.9 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Crampons
    Weather:Snowing, Frigid, Extremely Windy, Clear
About a zero degree feel day with snow and sunshine. Beautiful.
Ascent Statistics
    Distance:0.3 mi / 0.5 km
    Route:Trail 90
    Trailhead:Cascade/Porter Junction  
    Time Up:0 Days 0 Hours 10 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Distance:2.1 mi / 3.4 km
    Route:Trail 90
    Trailhead:Cascade Porter TH  
    Time Down:0 Days 0 Hours 55 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: 12/13/13 (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDate
1Porter Mountain2013-12-13
2Cascade Mountain2013-12-13



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