Porter Mountain

Porter Mountain

Infobox Mountain
Name = Porter Mountain
Photo = Porter Mtn from Rooster Comb.jpg
Caption = Porter Mountain from Rooster Comb Mountain
Elevation = 4,080 feet (1,245 metres) [ Summit elevation between 1,240 and 1,250 m. ]
Location = New York, USA
Range = Adirondacks
Prominence = 330 ft (100 m) [ Key col elevation between 1,140 and 1,150 m. ]
Coordinates = coord|44|12|55|N|73|50|37|W |type:mountain_region:US |display=title,inline
USGS Keene Valley
Type =
Age =
First ascent = 1875 by Ed Phelps and Noah Porter
Easiest route= hike
Listing = Adirondack High Peaks

Porter Mountain is in Essex County of New York. It is one of the 46 Adirondack High Peaks and is located in the Adirondack Park. Its name comes from Noah Porter, later president of Yale University and one of the first to climb it.

Somewhat overshadowed by its higher and more popular neighbor, Cascade Mountain, with which it is often climbed, Porter is nevertheless rewarding. While it lacks the pseudo-alpine open summit of Cascade, there are nevertheless wide views available from the summit, particularly of the Johns Brook Valley to the east (which Porter blocks from Cascade); it is often less crowded than Cascade.

A yellow-blazed trail leaves the trail to Cascade about 0.5 mile (approximately 1 km) short of that mountain's summit, and leads down into the col between the two peaks about 1 mile (1.6 km) to Porter’s summit.

It is also possible to follow this trail from its other terminus, over neighboring Blueberry Mountain from Keene Valley, although that involves a greater vertical ascent and a longer trip.


External links

* [http://www.peakbagger.com/peak.aspx?pid=6030 Peakbagger.com: Porter Mountain]
* [http://www.summitpost.org/mountain/rock/150627/porter-mountain.html Summitpost.org: Porter Mountain]

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