Cascade Mountain Climber's Log
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|James_W||Route Climbed: Via 73 Date Climbed: March. 2005|
|Snow from trailhead to summit. Barebooted to top, no postholing perfect packed snow. First nice day of the year, clear skies. Always a fresh feel hiking in the Adirondacks in winter.|
|Posted Jul 20, 2005 2:05 pm|
|woodstrider||Route Climbed: Trail up from Rt. 73 Date Climbed: 7/7/96 and 12/27/98|
|In the summer I traversed over Porter to come out at the air field after going over Blueberry Mt. Beautiful day|
|Posted May 4, 2005 3:54 pm|
|Alan Meachum||Date Climbed: November 21 2004|
|This was my very first High Peak, I accomplished it with the help of my friend Ethan Stansbury, and his dog Porter. The Weather didnt allow for any good vistas from any portion of the trip, however it did create a beautiful mist that surrounded us from all sides. At Summit we were actually standing in the middle of the clouds! I would say that visibility was at around 40%. The Trail Conditions were A little muddy and then turned to Ice and mud nearer the summit. I would highly reccommend this climb for any beginners. Even as my first High Peak, With the bad weather factored in, the summit was easily reached.|
|Posted Nov 22, 2004 1:21 pm|
|Ethan Stansbury||Route Climbed: From trailhead on 73 Date Climbed: November 21, 2004|
|This was both my buddy Alan Meachum's and my 4 month old Chocolate Lab Porter's first High Peak. Checked the weather in the morning, chance of rain 30%... seems to be pretty good odds, we'll do it. HA! About 20 minutes into the hike the drizzle/rain started and didn't let up until we were basically in the clouds! For their first High Peak the views were non-existant, but still an awesome experience non the less! It was actually kinda eerie, not being able to see anything around us, but knowing that we were so far up with other peaks all around us!|
We bagged Porter next... had to let my pup climb the peak he was named after first time out!
|Posted Nov 22, 2004 10:26 am|
|SMILLER||Route Climbed: Route 73 Date Climbed: august 30,2004|
|Heavy rain and thunderstorms-1st time for Adk high|
peak for my mother-69 years young!!!! summit cleared
able to take some good pictures-bald summit 360 views-summited porter mtn same afternoon.
ALWAYS THE MOUNTAINS.
|Posted Oct 8, 2004 8:31 pm|
|jaikansi||Route Climbed: FROM RT 73 Date Climbed: AUGUST 30 2004|
|WEATHER STARTED OUT NICE BUT ABOUT 20 MINUTES INTO THE HIKE THE RAIN CAME AND KEPT COMING. THERE WERE NO VIEWS BY THE TIME WE REACHED THE TOP IN FACT IT WAS HARD TO SEE EACH OTHER. WE WENT UP AND TOUCHED THE SUMMIT AND LEFT. DISAPPOINTING CAUSE WE WERE PLANNING TO HIT PORTER AS WELL. ON THE WAY DOWN THE WATER WAS RUSHING DOWN THE TRAIL MAKING IT SLICK GOOD THING IT WAS SUCH AN EASY TRAIL . HAD A GREAT TIME EVEN WITH THE BAD WEATHER.|
|Posted Oct 7, 2004 7:46 pm|
|Bill Jirousek||Route Climbed: From Rt. 73 Date Climbed: September 25, 2004|
|A quick & easy hike from the road and a nice bald summit.|
|Posted Sep 29, 2004 2:58 pm|
|kevsmith||Route Climbed: From Rt. 73 Date Climbed: May 29, 2004|
|It started out in the high 50s that morning, but the summit of Cascade was wrought with high winds and freezing temperatures. Good reminder to be prepared when climbing in the High Peaks. Regardless, it was a fairly clear day and the views were magnificent. |
|Posted Jul 16, 2004 10:49 am|
|doctorpeakbagger||Route Climbed: from the road Date Climbed: June 18, 2004|
|One of the better views from the summits I've been on. This is a great steep trail but not too long. Averaging 30 ft/min vertical according to altimeter, we hit summit in 65 min from the road. Very satisfying.|
|Posted Jun 19, 2004 8:08 pm|
|Brian Pierz||Route Climbed: From Route 73 Date Climbed: September 12, 2003|
|My second and my wife's first high peak. A perfect day, and not at all crowded. September is a great time to be up there: people are back in work/school mode, but the summer weather persists. Word of advice: if you're going to try and do all 46 and are looking at doing Porter along with Cascade, do Porter first. The views from Porter are a bit disappointing after being on Cascade.|
|Posted Jun 14, 2004 8:48 pm|
|WhiteLief||Route Climbed: The usual trail Date Climbed: February 26, 2004|
|Wonderful winter hike suitable for the whole family--provided you have -- AND USE -- your snowshoes. Ours was a casual romp up an easy trail with a great snowshoe track, bare rock (no need for crampons) on top, but very exposed and windy. And cold. Unfortunately our start time was too late to allow for Porter as well. |
The views from Cascade are 360 degrees and glorious, making this a very worthwhile hike.
|Posted Mar 8, 2004 12:15 pm|
|mikethehiker||Route Climbed: normal Date Climbed: june 2003|
|easy day hike with good scenery|
|Posted Feb 23, 2004 7:40 pm|
|SMILLER||Route Climbed: RTE 73 Date Climbed: NOV.8,2003|
|LIGHT SNOW FELL NITE BEFORE CLIMB,14 DEGREES VERY WINDY/HARDLY ABLE TO STAND |
UPRIGHT ON SUMMIT DUE TO HIGH WINDS/ESTIMATE WIND SPEED 55-MPH WIND CHILLS EXTREME/1ST TIME CLIMBING WITH MY DAUGHTERS AGES 13-15 YRS/THEY DIDN'T MUCH LIKE THE COLD AND WIND OF SUMMIT/BUT BOTH HAVE STATED THEY WANT TO CLIMB MORE-HOORAY-SUCCESS....
ALWAYS THE MOUNTAINS!!!
|Posted Nov 11, 2003 7:02 am|
|hillman||Route Climbed: from the road Date Climbed: august 16 2002|
|Tourists. Does that make me one?|
|Posted Sep 23, 2003 9:49 pm|
|climber46||Route Climbed: Trail Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2001 and Apr 9, 2003|
|The first time I climbed this peak it was a beautiful warm summer day. There were some thundershowers nearby though. My dad with with me and this was his first 46er peak. I also went and bagged Porter while my Dad rested at the trail junction.|
The second time I climbed this was under winter conditions even though it was April. There were no views dues to fog, but I loved hiking in my new Tubbs Altitude 30 snowshoes. They did great! And the climb was a nice experience.
|Posted Apr 27, 2003 8:19 am|
|mt10climber||Route Climbed: Rte 73 Date Climbed: October25,2002|
|Cool and Crisp, perfect views! Amazing. Easy hike,although icey.|
|Posted Oct 30, 2002 2:15 pm|
|mpyle||Route Climbed: Trail Date Climbed: July 1996|
|After driving by the trailhead many times, finally did the quick climb up this mountain on a drive home from Lake Placid. All I remember is that it was muddy.|
|Posted Aug 10, 2002 2:54 pm|
|JScoles||Route Climbed: Normal Route from parking lot on route 73 Date Climbed: June-23-2002|
|First summit that I made as a whole family. Myself, my darling wife Ludmila and my little one Cecilia. |
The trail in good condition but very wet after 15cm of rain the day before but it was a quick and easy hike even for my 6 year old daughter.
She really loved the exposed summit and the scamble on the way up to it.
This was about my 10th time up this peak via this trail and yet again I did not hve the chance to make the quick skip over to Porter to bag it as well. Maybe on the 11 time I'll make it.
|Posted Jun 25, 2002 1:11 pm|
|mavs0||Route Climbed: Cascade trail from Rt. 73 Date Climbed: August 1999|
|Inspiring..............That pretty much sums it up. My first Adirondack high peak that has inpired me and my family to seek the only known cure for Adirondack Summit Fever..............by climbing the other 45.|
|Posted May 3, 2002 8:56 am|
|mtboy417||Route Climbed: From route 73 Date Climbed: August 94|
|Easy, great for little kids because of the bald, but very safe summit, and great views for the effort needed to reach the top.|
|Posted Dec 15, 2001 7:13 pm|