Ascent of Ampersand Mountain on 2014-07-22

Climber: Dan Quinlan

Others in Party:Gudi Quinlan -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Kaerstin Quinlan -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Date:Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Ampersand Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:3314 ft / 1010 m

Ascent Trip Report

July 22, 2014
Ampersand Mtn
85 degrees, humid, mostly sunny skies
This is our 6th and final Saranac 6er. The parking lot is full so we needed to park along the road. We started our hike at 1:55pm after doing St. Regis earlier today. With about 600 meters from the summit the trail has gotten steep, but it is a very well maintained trail, lots and lots of rock stairs have been made which makes the climb a little bit easier.
Wow, 3:40 pm we reached the summit and what a great place to be! Very proud of Gudrun who normally is very uneasy on these open rock scrambles overcame those jitters and makes it to the summit! This place is great, there is a huge area of bald rock offering spectacular views in all directions. So glad we finished the 6ers on this summit! After enjoying the views we headed back down at 4:15 pm, we got safely down the steep part and then it was an easy hike back to the car. We were back at the car at 5:35pm and now we are off to ring the Saranac Lake 6er bell!
This is a great hike and a summit we will visit again.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2200 ft / 670 m
    Quality:9 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Exposed Scramble
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear
Blue sky, but hazy in the distance
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2200 ft / 670 m
    Distance:5.4 mi / 8.7 km
    Route:Ampersand Mtn Trail
    Start Trailhead:RT 3  1114 ft / 339 m
    Time:3 Hours 40 Minutes
Descent Statistics

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