The next “A” in our journey is Ampersand. This gem of a mountain is less then 10 minutes from the Northwood Cabins heading east on State Route 3. While not one of the “46” it does sit in the High Peaks Wilderness and  at 3352′ it offers views equal to many of its taller peers. This is an extremely popular hike and the parking lot fills up early on the weekends, so plan on  either an early start or maybe plan on a mid week stay here at the Northwood Cabins.

It’s 5.4miles RT with 1775′ of ascent. The first two miles are very easy  the last mile is fairly steep but the pay off is a large open summit with 360 degree views.

Ampersand is one of the Saranac Lake 6er’