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New York - Ampersand Mountain

GWH NY Official Meet-Up - Ampersand Mountain (Saranac 6)

This hike is working us toward our Saranac 6er Challenge!

Date/Time: Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 9AM. Meet at 8:45AM at the trailhead!

Parking GPS Coordinates: 43.764660,’ -74.794140’

Trailhead: From downtown Saranac Lake, turn right onto Route 3, heading west toward Tupper Lake. The parking area is on the right after about 8 miles. The trailhead is across the road on the left— be very careful crossing the main highway.

Elevation gain: 1775 feet

Distance: 2.7 miles to the summit

Trail rating: Yellow: Moderate hike, well-signed, elevation gain of 1,000-2,000 feet, low altitude.

Kids: No, not on this hike

Men: No

Alcohol: Feel free to bring a summit beer

Dogs: Only if they are well-behaved, in shape, and you are able to lift them. There is one section toward the summit where you must pull yourself up about four feet.

This event is hosted by Girls Who Hike Ambassador Meg Farrell. The first few attendees will receive special Girls Who Hike giveaways before the hike starts!

Info about the hike (All Trails): At 3352' Ampersand is a fun, challenging hike with great views from the top. Some steep, tough areas with rockface and some bouldering. Ampersand Mountain Trail is a 4.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Saranac Lake, New York that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers.

Check out the Saranac 6er website for detailed information:

***In order to attend an official meetup, you MUST have a signed Liability Waiver on file. Please see the Group Rules for details/link to sign. It takes 60 seconds to complete and one waiver clears you for all meetups!***

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