Black Cap

Black Cap Round Two


We actually made it up Black Cap twice this week. My sister wanted to hike it with her family, and it's definitely a kid-friendly hike despite its fairly step ascent of about 600 feet in about 1.1 miles. We spent a little longer at the top this time, since the clear day made for some great photos.

Comet and Jax had a great time looking for mud and other fun stuff to sniff while we sat and enjoyed the view.

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Killing Time with a Killer View

We've been up Black Cap before. It has a great view for an easy hike, plus the added bonus of having a trailhead at the top of a windy road that's super fun to drive in my MINI.

We added a few days to our vacation by renting a teeny cottage for a couple of days before our lakehouse rental started. We decided to leave early and then killed some time by hiking before checkin at the little cottage. Jax and Comet were more than happy to be rewarded with a big hike after such a long drive.

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Black Cap


On what ended up being quite a busy day, we drove back across the New Hampshire border for a quick hike up Black Cap, a hike with one of the best difficulty-to-view ratios in the North Conway area.

The dogs don't care much for views, but they found some great mud to relax in while Andy and I sat back and enjoyed the beautiful day.

At the end of the hike, I tried to get a quick picture of the dogs in the car, which I obviously did. However, what you don't see in this shot is that I was calling Jax in order to get him to stick his head out the window and into the sun. Being well-trained and fearless, Jax actually came out the window about a second after this exposure.

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