Cascade Mountain & Porter Mountain traverse. - Member Hike

Hike Name: Cascade Mountain & Porter Mountain traverse.
Country: United States
State: New York
Nearby Town: Lake Placid
Rating: 4 stars
Directions: Trailhead on the south side of Rt. 73. A left-hand pull-off if coming from the Northway 87.
Total Hike Distance: 7.50 miles
Hike Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Permit Required: No
Hike Type: In & Out, Backtrack Hike
Hike Starts/Ends: Trailhead off of Rt.73
Trails Used: Main trail up Cascade. Bushwack traverse up Porter. Done in February with snowshoes.
Backcountry Campsites: No
Backcountry Water Sources: Snow
Management: State Park Service
Contact Information: Unknown
Best Season: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Users: Hikers
Road Conditions: Primary Paved Roads
Hike Summary: A steep but manageable hike up Cascade becomes a rock scramble for the last few hundred vertical feet. Be cautious of high winds at the summit. A backtrack down the trail brings you to a fork where you can access the Porter trail. Heavy snows and widely spaced trail markers made it easy to lose the trail on several occasions and the view was not as exquisite as Cascade's. If you are doing this hike and are tired after summiting Cascade, skip the Porter traverse. Great rock scrambling above the tree line on Cascade with an alpinic type summit.



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