Friday, October 18, 2013

Jockey's Cap in Fryeburg, Maine - 9/14/2013

Looking for an amazing view of the White Mountains with the shortest trail possible and an easy elevation gain of only 175'? Look no further than Jockey's Cap in Fryeburg, Maine.  I have some extended family that have a piece of property in a nearby town, and I was up there a few weeks ago for two nights of camping out in the woods, which was a fun time! I had no idea about the existence of this spot before last month, I have to say I was pleasantly surprised! It was also cool to learn that this hill had the very first ski lift in Maine!
The Jockey Cap Trail head
Along the way are a few large boulders which the kids loved! 
From underneath... 
Approaching the top of the cap! 
Robert Peary memorial that shows the aligned summits in the view!

Conway Lake from Jockey Cap 
Black Mountain, Kearsage, and more... 
Close-up of Kearsage and Mt. Washington in the distance 
Jockey Cap Summit! 
A panorama looking back at the summit from the broad ledges
So a short hike gets a short trip report. We hiked up and enjoyed well over an hour soaking in the sun and views and having a wonderful picnic lunch. For such a short distance and hike up, this view is not to be missed, so stop by on your next time through Fryeburg!

Sharing the beauty of the White Mountains with family!

*Photos by Bill McGinness for DMOutdoors :)

Hike Stats
Trails: Jockey Cap Trail
Distance: So short why bother noting...
Elevation Gain: 175'
Actual Book Time: 2:00 of chill time on the rock

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