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silversummitGreat short hike!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 21, 2015


Another life-long Maryland resident and hiker who had never been here before; short strenuous hike on a gorgeous fall day! Pretty sure we were the only hikers to sign the High Point log today...Might be fun to try this one again in the snow!
Posted Oct 21, 2015 10:57 pm

AliMc929HP #7  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2015


My boyfriend and I were in the area, so we decided to climb it. We had a nice hike up to the summit and met another highpointer along the way. This was my 7th highpoint and my boyfriend's 3rd.
Posted Jul 26, 2015 6:09 pm

JRaphaelsonWinter   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 7, 2014


Only people to hike it in the winter according to the summit log. We had to bare boot through a foot of mostly consolidated snow.
Posted Mar 8, 2015 11:40 pm

siekkidState HP #19  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2014


Hiked to top with Kate, and had the entire place to ourselves. Great hike, and nice marker at the top.
Posted Jan 7, 2015 12:23 pm

GlennDHP #14  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 21, 2014


Third highpoint of XC drive from CA to ME. Nice walk through snow/ice encrusted trees to the summit.
Posted Dec 21, 2014 10:08 pm

VanProosdyHP #7  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2014


A fun hike off the beaten path and had the top to ourselves to watch some rain clouds roll in. Made for a great experience on a great high point!
Posted Aug 25, 2014 11:41 am

huskertriguy#37  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2014


Another one where I could not find the benchmark.

The day had gotten sunnier by this point and the hike was short and fun. I did not see a soul on the trail. Loved the views from on top. Nicely developed area at the highpoint.

On my way from Mt. Davis, on way to Spruce Knob...
Posted Jul 20, 2014 3:00 pm

McCannster# 28  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 12, 2014


Did the semi-illegal way by driving up to the crest, parked, and hiked about .2 miles to the top. Nice views. Drive through WV was very nice afterwards. Definitely take the time to check out the church near the TH.
Posted May 19, 2014 4:41 pm

Andrew RankineSnow on ground  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 16, 2014

Andrew Rankine

Freak snowstorm came in the previous day, so the dirt road from 219 was surprisingly muddy and had a couple big ditches. Walked from 219 to summit, 4.1 km total.
Posted Apr 16, 2014 8:38 pm

iamrwoodNumber 2 On The Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2013


Hiked up from the West Virginia side of the Mountain after driving up from Spruce Knob in Virginia. High point number two on the day with Dad. Spent a while on the top looking for the USGS marker. Dad even looked it up on his geocaching website to no avail. Decided we couldn't search for too long as we were headed north to Pennsylvania and wanted to beat the sun.
Posted Jan 12, 2014 10:51 pm

Adam Doc FoxA Pioneer's Gaze  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 29, 2013

Adam Doc Fox

Staring into the smoking stacks of West Virginia...
Posted Jan 10, 2014 7:35 pm

bmhikerHiking  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 28, 2013


Great Hike!!
Posted Dec 29, 2013 9:32 am

WoodswalkerBackbone Mountain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2005


Nice part of Maryland.
Posted Nov 14, 2013 8:16 am

jamesglazeHP No. 17  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2013
Made this one as No. 2 of 3 (West Virginia, Pennsylvania). Summited with my wife (No. 10) who hiked into Maryland as her first time in the state. Steep trail and some mud. Nice views into Maryland from the ridge.
Posted Oct 16, 2013 10:10 pm

jgreenerunsFirst HP!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2013


Stopped here on the way to our family vacation in WV. It was a great hike to stretch the legs.
Getting to the trailhead was very easy. We followed our GPS, and there was a sign redirecting us off of the private property to the actual trailhead.
Posted Aug 6, 2013 9:27 am

BadgerSummitSeekerState High Point # 28  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 28, 2013


Hiked up this one with 2 of my daughters. It was quite a hike for them as the trail rises about 1000' from the TH. We enjoyed resting at the picnic table up at the top. Beautiful views looking North from just before the HP. We camped at Blackwater Falls and enjoyed travelling around the area. Stopped at Swallowtail Falls SP also.
Posted Jul 28, 2013 12:02 am

jeffh25HP # 37  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2013


Nice little hike and a well marked trail. Watched rain coming in across the mountains until it hit us as we headed down. That and I almost stepped on the highest snake in Maryland...
Posted Jul 18, 2013 10:58 am

THalky#17  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2013


Nice summit location. Bench and climbers log put there by highpointers.org
Posted Jun 8, 2013 6:25 pm

Jimmy RiversGood job Highpointers Club  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2013

Jimmy Rivers

The one thing that sticks out about Maryland's HP was that the Highpointers Club really kept up the summit area. There was a couple benches under the trees, a great HP sign, and a nice mailbox with summit register and other stuff inside. Did i miss a survey marker? We looked but couldn't find anywhere. State HP #17!!
Posted Jun 7, 2013 4:13 pm

dandrewThree Generations  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 24, 2013


Hiked it with my 65 year old dad (cancer survivor) and 5 year old son. My dad has lived in MD for about 40 years, so while visiting for a couple of weeks, I thought it time he bag his home state's highpoint. It was a cold, windy day, with a few flurries...Hard to believe it's late May. Also visited nearby Fairfax Stone, Canaan Valley, Blackwater Falls, and Swallow Falls State Park--all of them worth a visit. The downed trees at the latter due to Hurricane Sandy was astounding.
Posted May 25, 2013 9:19 am

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