There were tracks leading to the left, up to the top of the boulder. months[11]="November"; Hikers would then have to travel south just over two miles to Little Porter. steep trails. There was a very quick descent down into the col between the two peaks. var date=time.getDate(); //]]>. year = year + 1900; One trail leads 4.5 miles to Marcy Airport and the var months=new Array(13); Right before the summit I popped out into a clearing to find a large boulder. The following sortable table lists the 11 highest mountain peaks of Georgia with at least 100 feet (30 m) of topographic prominence.The eleven highest mountains in Georgia are all located in five counties in northeast Georgia. The main trailhead is on NY 73, six miles east of months[8]="August"; Sonoma Mountain is a living monument to our agrarian heritage, a refuge for spiritual connection, and a model for conservation. Kathy on the exposed summit of Cascade. summit. into a col before climbing. It was 5F on the summit, so the wind chill would have been around -20F! Although not a bald summit, the mountain does offer nearly 360 The grade does not lessen much and joins the secondary trail just below the summit of Porter Mountain. months[9]="September"; Cascade and Porter are two of the most accessible (and therefore most popular) of the Adirondack High Peaks. 5.6 to 9 miles RT, depending on route, Moderate Climb, Elevation 4060’, Ascent 2700' Time in hours: Family with Young Kids: Primary trail – 2 to 3 hours to summit, Secondary trail – Not recommended, Third trail – Not recommended. The Trailhead for Cascade will be on the right, before you reach Cascade Lakes. I have chosen the trail to Porter Mountain from Marcy Airfield by way of the Ridge Trail, number 17 above. It was fun to watch Kelly’s excitement on the summit of her first High Peak and reminisce about my own first summit back on Mount Colden in the winter of 2012. Kathy walked, hopped, and crawled to the summit marker. It was about a .7 mile walk to the summit of Porter. After a short hike back to the fork, I headed down the trail toward Porter. Peaks Wilderness of the Adirondacks and is one of the Cascade Mountain (4,098') and Porter Mountain (4,056) via Cascade Mountain Trail, July 22, 2016. All the while I suppose I was budgeting my pain. It didn't take long to get to the top of Porter Mountain but we weren't entirely sure we'd reached the summit. We decided to continue on to Cascade first, and consider Porter on the way back. The other route goes from the Cascade Mountain trailhead on state Route 73 outside of Lake Placid. back to the trail junction and turn left. months[3]="March"; This is a 5.6 mile RT with mixed terrain. months[2]="February"; Lake Placid, at Cascade Pass, overlooking Cascade Lake. Two down and 44 to go. There are great 360 degree views from the summit though it is not 100% bald and as such requires you to do quite a bit of scooting around to get the best view. The ridge is much more moderate and has two intermediate views before reaching the summit. The 4059 foot summit of Porter Mountain is an easy side trip and is one of the Adirondack Forty-Sixers. The trail starts on Rt 73 and you starts climbing up slowly but not challenging at all. months[5]="May"; Wide views at the summit and usually less crowded than the more popular Cascade. The parking area is just past Marcy Field on the right. Cascade’s summit marker . Once we left Little Porter Mountain we travelled a short way before we ran into 2 different spots where we couldn't follow the trail and each time spent 15 minutes or so scouting for a trail marker. Each time we eventually found the trail, but we lost some time. Take the right after the Ausable Inn and follow the road to its end at The Garden Parking Lot. of 1940 feet, follows red plastic markers to Cascade Mountain's bare rock summit. From Little Porter the trail gets very wet and ever worse erosion is apparent. You ascend Little Porter, and then very quickly come upon the real Porter Mountain. The trail itself is very easy to follow and very well marked. the ADK 46er club start with these two mountains. The overall hike to both Cascade and Porter Note: while this hike is easy compared to other High Peaks routes there is significant incline and general fitness and a good pair of shoes are needed to reach the summit. The day we went, the wind was calm and the sun was shining. This is an 9.0 mile RT with a moderate to steep ascent. A well-used 2.4 mile trail that has an elevation gain Follow Route 73 out of Lake Placid through Keene and into Keene Valley. There are two other trails that meet on the The summit is bald, so you have a 360 degree view. Most hikers attempting to join "slot_uuid":"5c20e1dd-bd22-4b98-b9c7-9479f1bc1499" Just past this intersection, the trail opens up and the bald, rocky summit dome of Cascade appears. The third brother is the highest, and unranked, but 3720 feet high. The trail to the top of the mountain gains 650 feet over a 2.5-mile round trip hike. Below are brief descriptions of the three routes, we recommend you pick up a guide book for more in depth detail or hire a local guide to assist you. At marker #8, I left the trail and went uphill about ten feet to the top, where three rock piles, a pole, and two markers marked the summit. This Adirondack 46 High Peak is number 38 on the list. Starting from Marcy Field follow the woods road for a short distance then continue left on a foot trail. Others, like the popular Cascade Mountain, at 4.098 feet, has a 360-degree view. There are three routes to the summit of Porter, one of which is followed heavily. 10 / 28 / 19 10 / 28 / 19. It was a perfect day. My first Adirondacks mountain summit and I managed to do 2! months[10]="October"; 20mm / 50mm / 50mm . From here on in the climb becomes very exciting, as it is on bare rock, very exposed and has 360 degree views. Ranging in age from about 18 (the minimum legal age, though some look a good deal younger) to 40 (though occasionally way beyond this), porters are amongst the hardest workers on the mountain. I barely manage a selfie in front of the summit marker. // End -->, // Porter, Keene Valley the most (. Down to the summit of Porter Mountain, Porter Mountain snow was now a foot deep and were! Three trails to Porter Mountain ( 4,098 ' ) and Porter are two easy which. Postcard-Pretty views have nurtured the dreams of successive waves of human settlers 's not as heavily as... There was a tougher climb than we thought, we veered left for the.7 mile to!