Erwin and I had hiked Owl's Head once before when I was pregnant, so we knew it would be a good mountain for Frankie's first real climb. He'd already been up a few mountains, of course, but in the carrier, and now he likes to hike on his own. However, since he's still two and we want him to enjoy hiking, the mountain needed to be a pretty modest undertaking. Owl's Head fit the bill perfectly. It is a real little mountain: there are ledges with views to encourage one upward, steep rock scrambles, exposure, and a magnificent view from the summit. Plus, it's only 0.6 mile to the summit with 460 feet in elevation gain.