Porter Mountain is the 38th-highest of New York's High Peaks, with an elevation of 4,059 ft.
Porter Mountain is named after Noah Porter, later president of Yale University and one of the first people to climb it.
There are many amazing open areas and viewpoints along this ridge, and the summit itself has a nice open area. Many great spots to just hang out for a little while and rest.
One of the best ways to approach this mountain is to start in Keene Valley, at the soutwest corner of Marcy and traverse over the entire ridge, and end at the Cascade Mountain trailhead near Cascade Pass on Route 73. And if you're up to it, hike Cascade Mountain after Porter! Are you up for the challenge?