I first climbed Cascade and Porter back in 1995. Then in 2016, I hiked Cascade again with Frankie for his first High Peak. Erwin accompanied us on that outing, and he has a strict one peak per day policy. Therefore, even though Frankie wanted to add Porter onto that hike, his Dad outright vetoed it. I promised Frankie that if he was still interested in hiking Porter another time, I would happily bring him back. We postponed it a few years, which turned out to be a fantastic decision because by age 11, Frankie's stamina has increased considerably, making the traverse over Blueberry readily achievable. This was exciting for me because it meant exploring new trails. I had never been past the summit of Porter, and had read the back side was much less traveled. This definitely turned out to be true.