Ascent of Porter Mountain on 2009-06-16
|Others in Party:||Solo|
|Date:||Tuesday, June 16, 2009|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Location:||USA-New York|
| Elevation:||4068 ft / 1239 m|
Ascent Trip ReportI 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
| Time Up:||2 Hours 21 Minutes|
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