Ascent of Ampersand Mountain on 2013-06-16
|Others in Party:||Suzanne Lapointe|
|Date:||Sunday, June 16, 2013|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Location:||USA-New York|
| Elevation:||3314 ft / 1010 m|
Ascent Trip ReportFinished the 6ers with Ampersand, my first peak list completion. Ampersand is probably the nicest trail and summit of the six, as I had already heard. At least 5 of the 6 are definitely worth climbing for the views (not sure about Scarface). Anyway, Saranac Lake has been doing a good job promoting the 6ers and it seems locals and others are really embracing the concept. For myself, I am glad to have taken the time to discover this area. Officially I am 6er number 76.
It was overcast and windy today on the summit, but clear enough to get some decent pictures and a good impression of what a great summit it is. Rain really kicked in when we were about half way down, happily we were already past the steepest parts. I would definitely like to do this one again but in nice weather and take more time on the summit.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||1739 ft / 530 m|
| Distance:||5.2 mi / 8.4 km|
| Trailhead:||Rte. 3 TH 1575 ft / 480 m|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Weather:||Raining, Pleasant, Windy, Overcast|
|Ascent Part of Trip: 6er finale blitz|
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