|Mar 17, 2012 (Sat)
|Elevations: 4098 feet, 4059 feet; Order of Height: 36, 38
|Participants: Andrew Lavigne, Jennifer Innes, Roland Hanel, Sara
A summer-like hike on a late-winter day in the Adirondacks. The objective simple: a quick climb of Cascade and Porter from Cascade Pass.
This hike was part of a larger weekend cabin stay in the Adirondacks - something unusual for us. We wanted a short hike to allow us spend some time doing other activities over the weekend.
It was an extremely warm day for March 17, and the lower half of the trail was completely bare. Higher up, a layer of melting hard-pack and ice necessitated traction aids.
The summits of both Porter and Cascade both offered great views on this very warm but still very clear day. Usually an unusually warm day is accompanied by lots of haze and a reduction in clarity. This was not the case today.
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Image Gallery: March 2012 Cascade and Porter Hike