Cascade Mountain Climber's Log

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TLP - May 9, 2007 10:07 am Date Climbed: May 8, 2007

Opening Day '07  Sucess!

My first hike of the year. I know real late in the year to be starting out, but a fella has got bills to pay! Some snow still sticking around, so it made nice scenery. It was crazy windy on the top. Enough to push you around, and make you crouch real low at times. I just basically ran up there to the benchmark, and then got the hell out of town.

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Apr 20, 2007 1:17 pm Date Climbed: May 12, 1997

Lovely, plenty of snow on the way up  Sucess!

Upstate New York is a very pleasant surprise. Lovely. Rugged.

zofon - Apr 12, 2007 5:57 pm Date Climbed: May 11, 2002

Great Short Hike  Sucess!

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.


IceRavines - Mar 16, 2007 1:32 am Date Climbed: Aug 24, 1986

Cascade  Sucess!

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.

The edge

The edge - Mar 14, 2007 4:50 pm Date Climbed: Dec 19, 2004

ADK #11  Sucess!

Happy B-Day bro...
Two days shy for a recorded winter ascent!!
Didn't know...
Will have to go back!!!


mancopa - Feb 20, 2007 12:58 am Date Climbed: Mar 10, 2003

From Route 73  Sucess!

A nice easy walkup on a beautiful sunny day.

Jerry L

Jerry L - Nov 4, 2006 12:45 pm Date Climbed: Oct 27, 2006

Nice Climb  Sucess!

Beautiful day. Combined with Porter.

Moose023 - Aug 9, 2006 4:31 pm Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2006

Nice... but crowded...  Sucess!

Nice easy climb which accounts for the 40 odd people on the summit...


baez - Jun 25, 2006 10:42 pm

Very First 46er  Sucess!

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.


CRiedel2 - Jun 6, 2006 12:09 am Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2005

Cascade Mt. Sept. 2005  Sucess!

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.


foreverwild - Apr 20, 2006 9:59 pm

COLD winter day  Sucess!

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.


gambit - Mar 29, 2006 1:30 am Date Climbed: Feb 2, 2006

Cascade in Febrary  Sucess!

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.


lilmountaingirl - Aug 25, 2005 7:15 pm

Route Climbed: Trail from Rt 73 Date Climbed: August 10, 2004  Sucess!

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.

Rob A

Rob A - Aug 2, 2005 8:50 pm

Route Climbed: Trail from Casade Lakes Date Climbed: July 29, 2005  Sucess!

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.


James_W - Jul 20, 2005 2:05 pm

Route Climbed: Via 73 Date Climbed: March. 2005  Sucess!

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.


woodstrider - May 4, 2005 3:54 pm

Route Climbed: Trail up from Rt. 73 Date Climbed: 7/7/96 and 12/27/98  Sucess!

In the summer I traversed over Porter to come out at the air field after going over Blueberry Mt. Beautiful day

Alan Meachum - Nov 22, 2004 1:21 pm

Date Climbed: November 21 2004  Sucess!

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.

Ethan Stansbury

Ethan Stansbury - Nov 22, 2004 10:26 am

Route Climbed: From trailhead on 73 Date Climbed: November 21, 2004  Sucess!

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!


SMILLER - Oct 8, 2004 8:31 pm

Route Climbed: Route 73 Date Climbed: august 30,2004  Sucess!

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.



kevsmith - Jul 16, 2004 10:49 am

Route Climbed: From Rt. 73 Date Climbed: May 29, 2004  Sucess!

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.

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