Ampersand Mountain is another popular hike in the Adirondacks, and is part of the Saranac Lake 6 challenge.
The trail-head is off Route 3 a little over 7 miles west of Saranac Lake, on the right is the parking area, across the road is the trail-head.
When we signed in, we were the only ones on the trail. We would not run into anyone until we were well down and on the way back out. We were able to bare boot the entire way, but added micro-spikes at around 2,750 feet when it started to get icy/slippery. The hike is fairly short at around 4.7 miles round trip.
At around 2.2 miles (3,000') it seems to level out and become more of a ridge walk, with a small section left to push up through.
We really enjoyed the hike, and even did a little butt sliding on the way back down.
Start Time: 9:20AM
End Time: 2:30PM
Distance: 5.27 mi
With Derek, Elanie, and Dingo. This was a rugged little peak.