Ampersand Mountain

(Not one of the 46 high peaks)


Topographic map courtesy of National Geographic

Me, Jen, Karen, Andy and my dog Molly on the edge of the reflecting pool at the summit

Jen takes a break near the Walter Channing Rice memorial plaque at the top

Molly enjoys the fruits of her labor at the summit.

Middle and Upper Saranac Lake on the left side, looking north from the summit

Middle and Upper Saranac Lake zoomed in

Lower Saranac Lake with McKenzie Mountain on left, Whiteface Mountain on right, looking northeast from summit

October 2003



Ampersand Mountain as seen from the south, on the way up Seward. That is Ampersand Lake directly in front of it.

Andy playing amongst the boulders.

Jen and Molly soak up some sun, like reptiles.

Now it’s time for Molly to pose with Jen.

Ampersand is an excellent hike. It offers unique 360-degree views from it’s wide open summit, of the surrounding Saranac Lake country and distant high peaks region. The trail is 2.7 miles to the 3,353-foot summit, with an elevation gain of about 1,800 feet. The hike is a While not high enough to be an Adirondack 46er, it is part of the Saranac Lake 6er challenge.