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Keene, New York, United States

Cascade and Porter

These two 46er's a good start for you list as they are right off Rt. 73.

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Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 4.7 miles / 7.6 km
Duration: Half day
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Overview: This 4,098' tall peak along with it's neighbor Porter at 4,084 are great starter peaks for aspiring 46ers as they are close to the road an a relatively easy climb, albeit steep. When you get to the junction and you are tired take the time to rest on Cascade and continue on to Porter as this is the easiest way to get both mountains.

Tips: The main trail starts on route 73 approximately 6.8 miles west of Keen. The trailhead is about 300 meters west from the small lake in the pass.

You can fill-out a self issue permit at the trailhead.

Points of Interest

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Cascade Trailhead

Park here and head up the trail into the woods at the sign.
Junction
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Scramble to the top

Scramble to top of Cascade Mountain from here. On the way down back to this junction you'll continue on to the summit of Porter.
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Summit of Cascade

The bald summit of cascade You'll have great views of the surrounding High Peaks and the wooded summit of Porter which you will be heading to next.
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Summit of Porter

Views over the rest of the high peaks and a nice view back at the open summit of Cascade which you just climbed. Turn around from here and head down the mountain to your vehicle.
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