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Here is our 3rd part of our North Conway adventure!
This is after we crossed the first road from where I left off in the last post. This video features some twists and turns on fairly flat trails. Toward the end of the video we find our way through a strange place with forts, ropes little buildings and then enter the mount Cranmore resort area.
After the video cuts out is where our true adventure begins.
We try to figure out if we want to climb Cranmore right up on the ski trails or go another way. We study google maps and make a quick decision to climb Hurricane Rd, climb up Black Cap mountain off Hurricane Rd, descending down the mountain and somehow make our way to Cranmore.
Unfortunately, I didn’t record climbing the road. But let me tell you, it was absolutely crazy.
The road is a steep seasonal unmaintained mountain road in the White Mountains region in North Conway.
Our ebikes were maxed out on power. We used a lot of our human power to climb this crazy road.
The funny part to me is that we never stopped to take a break and the ebike was powerful enough that we could still chit chat on our climb.
My legs were burning!! I kept thinking to myself,
“I have to climb another mountain and somehow find my way back to our campsite?”
At this point in our trip we were 15 miles away from our campsite, now climbing a mountain road and trying to find the next mountain trail.
I was super nervous about this ride but I kept my mouth shut and just went with the flow.
It took us a while to find the Black Cap mountain trail. We went up and down parts of Hurricane Mt road probably 4 times trying to find the trail. We finally found it, just up the road a little bit from where we were looking.
So now I’m exhausted from the up and down and searching but again, I just kept my mouth shut. I wanted my boyfriend to enjoy himself and not hear any of my personal doubts.
So we finally find the trail for Black Cap mountain and we start the climb. We never even took a break. People on the trail giggled and couldn’t believe what we were doing.
Since it was a hiking trail there were man made steps out of stones and logs so we were literally climbing stairs on our bikes.
After about a 1 mile climb that went up probably another 1,000 feet we made it to a very little, over grown outlook. It was enough for me to hoot holler and celebrate I made it!
We took a break here for probably less than 10 minuets. I snapped a couple photos and handed the gopro off to my boyfriend because it was all downhill from here.
We were about 2,500 feet up in elevation. About 15 miles from our campsite. Our campsite was our next destination.
I’m about to descend the mountain with my legs burning. We don’t know what to expect but I know I’m already tired and extremely sore.
Stay tuned for my next post!