Ben, who frequently hikes up Cowles Mountain with his parents, loves the view from the summit, located 1593 feet or 486 meters above sea level.
The hike can be very hot unless you go first thing in the morning. Nick likes to bring plenty of water and carries it in his wotten waven yellow doggie pack.
There's a doggie bowl with water right at the top just in case someone needs an extra sip. While the fire road to the summit is called "Barker Way," all the dogs in this post used the hiking trail from Golfcrest Drive.
"I love hiking up Cowles in the morning," says Larry, "though it's definitely not the place to go for solitude." Indeed, Cowles mountain is one of the most popular hiking destinations in the US!
Stay tuned for Part Two, where you'll get to meet more fur-friends as well as another animal who doesn't make a very good hiking companion.