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Sunday, June 7, 2015

Cascade Mountain Hike

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.

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We drove to the trailhead which was a quick 15 minutes or so away from my mother’s house.

 

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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.

 

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Cascade Mountain is one of the 46 High Peaks in the Adirondacks, which means that it is over 4000 feet altitude.

 

 

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From the trailhead the 2.2 mile long trail climbs about 2000 feet to the summit.

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There was one point before we actually got to the summit where we had a preview of what we were going to see.

 

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And then we were moving on – heading toward the top which is visible here over the top of the trees.

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This was the start of the most challenging part – yes that is the way up!

 

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It was a bit scary to look back the way I had come but I tried not to think about it!

 

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Those paint marks on the stone mark the way to go. This was the hardest part.

 

 

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The views were so beautiful. I just couldn’t stop taking pictures

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Feeling good that I faced my fear and persevered to the top!

 

I tried out the panorama function on my phone…

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And then it was time to start back down!

 

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Harry, my mother and I…

 

It was a great day and a great hike!

2 comments:

  1. Good for you guys going the distance on this one. I'm afraid the altitude would have slowed me way down. We're still trying to get acclimated here at 5300'!

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  2. What a wonderful hike! Good for you for making! Nice panoramic shot too. We used to live in Upstate NY and I was always surprised how few people went to the Adirondacks. We LOVED it there and went 3 or 4 times a summer. Great kayaking too!

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