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Bluebell08Cold rainy hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 27, 2011


Coming from Spruce Knob, found the trailhead on 219 in the late afternoon and quickly but carefully managed the slippery logging road in the rain. Unfortunately no view at all due to rain and clouds. HP #17.
Posted Oct 30, 2011 11:07 pm

vbeckman74Green  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2009


Dy found the worst walking stick ever.
Posted Aug 21, 2011 5:41 pm

xpdaMaryland  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 1993


Four of five made it on the way to WDC.
Posted Aug 10, 2011 5:24 pm

climbmnHP#13  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2011


Nice day for a hike. Had the summit and the trail to ourselves.
Posted Aug 9, 2011 7:24 pm

markowensBackbone Mountain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2010


My home state and my 3rd SHP.
Posted Aug 7, 2011 9:45 am

TrailtrekerNJDouble Play  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2011


After the exhausting summit of Spruce Knob caught Backbone on the way back to camp in Harpers Ferry.
Posted Jun 25, 2011 5:31 pm

CoronaHP #5  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 28, 2011
HP #5

WV-MD-PA in five hours
Posted May 31, 2011 1:02 am

highlandvillagerAlone in the snow  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 3, 2011


Routefinding was a little tricky due to the snow cover, which had bent most of the small trees to the ground, covering the trail. I didn't see another soul, but did hear some gunshots in the distance. Other than that, the only sound was snow dropping from tree branches. This was a fun little hike with great winter scenery. HP37
Posted May 1, 2011 4:16 pm

islandborn11Got lost on way down.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 21, 2011


Parked on 219S and hurried up the mountain before dusk but I think I took the long way because it took almost 40 minutes and I was hoofing across the ridge forever. I'm not a fan of the mountain but the peak was respectable. Then I went the wrong way on the way back and came out the developed area and came out by the smallest church. It was pitch black by the time I made it back but I'm in double digits now.
Posted Apr 22, 2011 2:31 pm

montanajamesWet and Dark  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 16, 2011


Rainy ugly day, late in the evening, it was pretty dark at the top and very dark when I got to the bottom and I was soaked. Bagged the highpoint though.
Posted Apr 18, 2011 8:35 pm

redsplashman236th State HP  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 16, 2011


Short Hike. Was able to do it during a break in the rain.
Posted Apr 16, 2011 5:39 pm

chilkootThings have changed  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 29, 1996


Climbed again in April of '09. The summit had been manicured quite a bit since '96. Better views and easier to find. Definitely check out the "smallest" church nearby!
Posted Apr 10, 2011 1:06 am

ZeeJayNice kids hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 24, 1999


With lesdubois, Elisabeth, and Sam.
Posted Jan 29, 2011 10:38 am

NJTripperPart of a triple-play  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 7, 2010


Tagged BBM on my way N from spruce Knob day before. It's funny who you'll meet on the trail.....
Posted Dec 5, 2010 6:19 pm

BigPond1My 2nd highpoint  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 17, 2010


After reading some of the previous posts, I was paying very close attention for the roadsigns. Luckily I spotted a small white "Maryland Highpoint" sign up a tree. This was a really nice little hike after driving nonstop from Mt. Davis, PA. Enjoyed lunch at the picnic table at the summit, signed the logbook and on my way. Despite the fact that it was a beautiful fall day, I had the whole place to myself going up and coming down.
Posted Nov 10, 2010 9:35 am

BConleyNice little hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2010


Nice hike, road sign with "HP" on back must have been replaced it is no longer there. Trail pretty well marked. 2nd HP for the day also did spruce knob (for the 2nd time this year) and Mt. davis.
Posted Sep 6, 2010 6:07 pm

militiaguyFinally  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2010


Nice hike for a sister and brother who were always going to do it but never did...until 6-10-2010. Must have passed this place more times than I can count in my 50+ years. If you put off something long enough, you don't have to do it. So my sister and I decided to go. Fairly easy hike even for someone as old as me and not in peak shape. Except for the pile of rotting deer carcasses near the entrance, it was great. It was my first high point I didn't just drive by and say..."I have to climb there one day."
Posted Aug 19, 2010 1:06 pm

ArkitektNot Sure When  Sucess!


Not exactly certain when I did this climb but my guess would be at about age 12. I remember the Sign at the summit and thinking that the hike was pretty easy by even my young standards.
Posted Jul 23, 2010 2:59 am

Judd97HP# 3   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2010


Finished this nice little climb as my third state high point this morning. About to leave in 5 minutes or so for #4, Spruce Knob! Lots more to go and enjoying every minute of it!
Posted Jun 8, 2010 11:31 am

argothorhiked in the fog  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 20, 2010


Hiked in the fog, which was probably a good thing since I didn't see the mining operations to the east that I could hear. Sixth highpoint on this trip, starting with Mount Sunflower.
Posted May 31, 2010 8:42 pm

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