Location: Peru, NY (High 76, Low 42)
Yesterday dawned bright and beautiful, and was a perfect day for our planned activity – a hike to the top of Cascade Mountain.
We drove to the trailhead which was a quick 15 minutes or so away from my mother’s house.
We were lucky to find a parking spot in the parking area. This picture is from the end of the day. The cars had overflowed to the side of the road.
Cascade Mountain is one of the 46 High Peaks in the Adirondacks, which means that it is over 4000 feet altitude.
From the trailhead the 2.2 mile long trail climbs about 2000 feet to the summit.
There was one point before we actually got to the summit where we had a preview of what we were going to see.
And then we were moving on – heading toward the top which is visible here over the top of the trees.
This was the start of the most challenging part – yes that is the way up!
It was a bit scary to look back the way I had come but I tried not to think about it!
Those paint marks on the stone mark the way to go. This was the hardest part.
The views were so beautiful. I just couldn’t stop taking pictures
Feeling good that I faced my fear and persevered to the top!
I tried out the panorama function on my phone…
And then it was time to start back down!
Harry, my mother and I…
It was a great day and a great hike!