Elev. at Start: 1577'
Elev. at Summit: 3352'
Elev. Gain: 1775'
Distance one way: 2.7 miles
Distance round trip: 5.4 miles
Roundtrip Hiking Time: 3.5 hrs
|Ampersand Mountain Trailhead Sign|
|Our route is highlighted in blue|
|Some trees just struggle to survive|
The hardwoods give way to softwoods and the area transitions to a wonderful rugged mountainside with huge boulders along the trail.
|Looking north towards Middle Saranac Lake|
|Looking south towards Ampersand Lake|
|Be sure to bring binoculars if you have them|
It would be hard to find a more enjoyable hike. We had a great morning. After some lunch at the car we headed to Paul Smiths for a kayak adventure.