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Ascent of Ampersand Mountain on 2013-06-16

Climber: John McHugh

Others in Party:Suzanne Lapointe
Date:Sunday, June 16, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Ampersand Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:3314 ft / 1010 m

Ascent Trip Report

Finished 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 (I can't be sure about Scarface due to the weather when I climbed it). 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.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1739 ft / 530 m
    Distance:5.2 mi / 8.4 km
    Route:trail
    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

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDate
1Baker Mountain2013-06-15
2Haystack Mountain2013-06-15
3McKenzie Mountain2013-06-15
4Ampersand Mountain2013-06-16



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