It is very beautiful. It is a steady upward hike, but with no sections that struck us as particularly hard. The trail now climbs gently on the ridge as This Adirondack 46 High Peak is number 38 on the list. Two down and 44 to go. The overall hike to both Cascade and Porter Cascade 4,098ft and Porter 4,084ft are two easy peaks which are usually hiked together. Unfortunately, word has gotten out about the 360-degree views at the summit, and solitude has become a rare commodity. Bucket List – Cascade & Porter Mountain Summit. This route starts out and remains fairly moderate, aside from a couple short steeper pitches. At 2.1 miles the junction with Porter Mountain trail is found (yellow markers). Then we ascended Big Slide, (27th, at 4240 ft.). Often climbed with Cascade Mountain, Porter Mountain is a rewarding experience in its own right. 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