This is a nice easy hike from the road. It gets kind of steep and eroded in the mid-section. But nice views can be had from the summit. I've had very nice as well as very limited (less than 15m) views from this peak.
Great climb a little harsh on the feet though at the time. Great view of Whiteface and the surrounding mountains. Lol should have took more water instead of soda!! Great climb.
Happy B-Day bro...
Two days shy for a recorded winter ascent!!
Will have to go back!!!
A nice easy walkup on a beautiful sunny day.
Beautiful day. Combined with Porter.
Nice easy climb which accounts for the 40 odd people on the summit...
Where it all started in the 'dacks. I was probably about 7 years old when we did Cascade and Porter and 10 years later after finishing up the 46ers was visited again to see where it all began.
A great hike that my 4 year old son loved (me too)! Lots of rocks to climb over and jump on and a big old tree that was hollowed out at the bottom which made a really neat picture with my son sitting in the tree. The trail is a mix of even ground, gradual uphill climbs, and a few steep sections. Nothing that requires special equipment or anything during summer or fall. A very good day hike, took us about 4 hours round trip, and that includes playing around along the way.
It was VERY windy at the top the day we climbed, so we didn't go all the way to the summit, as the wind was too much for my son. Had a blast and got some great pictures along the way. Views are very good from anywhere near the summit. A great place to hang out for a while, enjoy the scenery and relax. Also to let kids play around and climb...supervised, of course.
There are a few climbing areas that can be slippery further up, but not too bad. Just have to be careful.ENJOY!
...This was the second time I climbed Cascade Mt. First time was early July 2005 and there was almost no visibillity, but still a great hike.
Climbed over Christmas holiday December 05 Weather Report around -15 when I started at the lake, did Cascade and Porter and continued on to Garden for pick up even colder on the summit, but probably a balmy 10-15 degrees by the time I was picked up.
Camped about 30 minutes hike from the road on Friday night. The trail was pretty muddy for the first 45 minutes, then started icing up for the rest of the trail. Tagged Cascade and continued to Porter as well.
Not bad weather on the way up ~ great hiking! Clouds rolled in while on the summit but still had some nice views before the sky opened up. One of my favorite High Peaks.
Great Hike. Farily Easy. Awesome Views. High Peak #5. Did it in conjunction with Porter. Fraily windy. Had a nice chat with a prospective SP'er. A good day to be alive.
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.
In the summer I traversed over Porter to come out at the air field after going over Blueberry Mt. Beautiful day
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.