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Ascent of Porter Mountain on 2009-06-16

Climber: Jordan Craig

Others in Party:Solo
Date:Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Porter Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:4068 ft / 1239 m

Ascent Trip Report

I didn't do Porter three summers ago when I did Cascade so this was my "make-up" trip. Great day for a hike with cool weather and some cloud cover to keep the temperature steady into the late afternoon. This was my first experience doing a "trail-run" and I loved it! I did Cascade with a partner in 6 hours, but trail-running Porter by myself I completed the round-trip in just 2hrs and 21 mins! Great views from the rock that is 2/10ths of a mile from the summit. The only good view at the actual summit was of Colden. I didn't see a USGS marker but I did see a wooden sign pointing toward the airfield.

Trail was a highway, which I usually shy away from, but it was helpful when I ran sections of the trail.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1898 ft / 578 m
    Distance:4.8 mi / 7.7 km
    Route:via Cascade-Porter junction
    Trailhead:Upper Cascade Lake trailhead  2170 ft / 661 m
    Grade/Class:Consistently of medi
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Nights Spent:0 nights away from roads
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Overcast
Great for running, not for views
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:2 Hours 21 Minutes



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