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kteichertState Highpoint #2  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 13, 2009


Fun little hike. Somewhat hard to find, but managed to see the little "Maryland Highpoint" sign way up in the trees. Very appropriate name for a spiny little backbone on the high point of the hill.
Posted Oct 13, 2009 11:08 pm

Hotovenvery wet.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2009


Easy hike, wet and damp out. No view. But another highpoint down!
Posted Sep 13, 2009 5:58 pm

mlandau3Nice Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2009


And the marker on the rocky path at the summit is not for the Mason-Dixon line.
Posted Jul 19, 2009 12:19 pm

IlafanI'm out of shape.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2009


For Pete's sake, I got really tired from this puny hike. Errk! But it was a nice hike, the view was pretty, and the early morning smells were quite pleasant.
Posted Jul 12, 2009 4:25 pm

Joseph ClaghornHP #19  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2009

Joseph Claghorn

View from the top is rare for an eastern highpoint without an observation tower. Thanks to whoever cut those trees down!
Posted Jun 30, 2009 5:44 pm

osatrikFirst Ascent??  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 24, 1987


Well, no!! But evidently the first ascent documented on Summitpost.org! My daughter Vanessa and I hiked to the summit while on our 3-state (PA, MD, WV) highpoint trip in May, 1987. Maryland/Backbone Mountain was our 20th highpoint in first 21 months of our quest which ended in 2009 after I reached my 49 state high points. .
Posted Jun 29, 2009 2:42 pm

dwhikeHP #14  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2009


Dodged raindrops on the way up but the sun broke at the top rewarding us with beautiful views. The nearby state line monument was an interesting side trip.
Posted Jun 25, 2009 11:39 am

bjyoder#1!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 9, 2009
I got the idea to climb the highest fifty points in the US so I decided to find a list online and lo and behold! Highpointing is a hobby! Sweet. I drug my girlfriend to the top of Backbone days later, and she was making fun of me the whole time until she saw the mailbox with the certificates and logbook inside. Now she's into it too!
Posted May 25, 2009 12:13 am

LMatallanaAmazing Race  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 15, 2009
Justin Boyle HP #8, Luis Matallana HP #9
5 of 6 HPs for the weekend.
It is easier finding the trailhead (on the left) while traveling southbound on US 219. We missed it going northbound and had to turn around.
Posted Apr 4, 2009 12:23 am

OutdooraholicHighpoint #4  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 1, 2008


Found the trailhead on the side of 219 past the little church. Started out following the red blaze markings on the trees which mark the National forest boundary, Luckily ended up on the right trail, the red 'HP' markers. About a foot of snow on the ground but a great hike! Backbone was my 2nd of 3 highpoints for the day.
Posted Dec 1, 2008 9:46 pm

Avenger2354HP #1


After spending a few weekends at Deep Creek Lake, I started looking for some new places to hike and stumbled across a webpage about highpointing. It peaked my interest and the rest is history. Backbone Mountain was my first highpoint. My 7 year old daugther also made this summit with me.
Posted Oct 21, 2008 9:00 pm

BCJLots of deer  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 9, 2007


Climbed at about 3am and saw dozens of glowing eyes in our headlamps from all the deer. Kind of creepy.
Posted Aug 30, 2008 8:13 pm

kavakFrom Rte 219  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 14, 1998


This was part of a trip to climb the state highpoints in the region. I had just finished Spruce Knob in West Virginia and was making my way north. Enjoyed the singing Black-Throated Blue Warblers along the way. I don't seem them in Colorado.
Posted Aug 22, 2008 10:11 am

ChinigoHP #5  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2002


I (with my wife (Tracy) and son (Alex), then almost 2 yrs old) did this as part of our first family HP trip.

I put Alex in the Kelty kid-carrying backpack and we climbed to the summit. Not much of a view, as I recall, but we met the Elliotts (who maintained the trail) on the way up - nice people.
Posted Aug 13, 2008 11:33 am

RedwicEnjoyable Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2008


This is a nice hike through beautiful woodland to reach the highpoint. The HP, itself, looks different than the rest of the route, but that's not too surprising because many HPs are like that. This was the second of seven HPs (plus Washington, D.C.) I would reach in two days' time. HP #26 for me.
Posted Aug 5, 2008 8:30 am

wildfamNice Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2008


Up and down in an hour-plus; nice trail. Driving by I almost missed the trailhead, but once located it was easy enough to follow the trail. View from the summit was a bonus. So was a quick stop at the smallest church.
Posted Aug 2, 2008 10:01 am

redmondSlightly lost but succesful  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2008
After stopping at the smallest church in the lower 48 states I went right past the trailhead. After a few miles I turned around and found it. Then again I blew right by the trail off the logging road, but realized that pretty quickly and turned around. Finally made the summit, turned around and headed to Spruce Knob.
Posted Jul 13, 2008 7:44 pm

2skinnersHP # 10 Done almost, then done again  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2008


Climbed on May 27th, and mistook the MD/WV border for the actual highpoint. Then got home and realized I actually did not make it to the top. Climbed again with my wife this time and made the extra 200 yards or so to the real highpoint. Beautiful day, relaxing hike. Glad to have it done for real.
Posted Jun 3, 2008 5:24 am

WoundedKneeNice hike at dusk  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 26, 2008


End of a long day. Actually got some decent views up top.
Posted May 27, 2008 12:28 pm

Cascade ScramblerNice little hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 17, 2008

Cascade Scrambler

This was a sweet little hike. Nice scenery. HP #7 for the Mrs, HP #9 for me.
Posted May 18, 2008 11:01 am

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