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Porter Mountain (w/ Cascade & Blueberry), May 2003

This trip originally started out as an overnight on the Tongue Mountain range, but work schedules caused us to switch to a day trip. Rick is a newcomer to our group and hadn't done any high peaks yet so the Cascade, Porter, Blueberry range seemed like a nice hike. Rick has logged some miles in on the AT in Georgia but after this hike I believe he is hooked on the Adirondacks. We used 2 vehicles so we could do a point to point hike. We started at the Cascade trailhead and finished at Marcy Field. I had done Cascade in October of 2002 but I'm glad I did it again because the summit was in a cloud then but as you will see, we had a good day for views this time. I also neglected to bag Porter in October so this trip added a peak to my list. Our hike was just shy of 8 miles and there are views of Algonquin, Colden, the entire Great Range, Dix and Giant all along the way. We encountered some patches of snow and ice up high and the descent from Blueberry was quite steep and slippery due to the running water.
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Group shot    Dan, Myself and Rick on Cascade
Snow ? .... in May ?    Some May snow between Porter and Blueberry
How do we get down from here ?   Here I am with Rick standing on a giant blueberry (I mean rock)
Great Range   Gothics and the Wolfjaws from the beginning of Blueberry's descent

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