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Directions to Backbone Trailhead and Summit 2011
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Directions to Backbone Trailhead and Summit 2011

 
Directions to Backbone Trailhead and Summit 2011

Page Type: Trip Report

Object Title: Directions to Backbone Trailhead and Summit 2011

Date Climbed/Hiked: Sep 5, 2009

 

Page By: sm0421

Created/Edited: May 21, 2011 / Sep 17, 2011

Object ID: 717354

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[Updated: 05/31/2011] SummitPosters, if you like this report, please vote for it, thanks! Check my profile for all my state highpoint reports.

Fellow hikers, I hope this report will help you find the trailhead and summit of Backbone Mtn! It is a very nice 1 mile climb and you got some nice views on the top.

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Start looking for this sign on a tree when you approaching the trailhead area. (I used Don Holme's Highpointing book)

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If you drive from North, the trailhead is to your left, and there is a parking area to your right, notice where I parked my car. Look for this parking area!

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The trail is not exactly hard to follow but you could be uncertain here or there, follow the yellow blaze.

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Additional red trail blaze and 'HP' signs on a tree.

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Another HP sign on a tree and me looking exhausted, it is a good, short climb.

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When you find this note this is NOT the summit, keep going to your left, the trail continues.

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This is the true summit.

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Nice picnic table.

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Good views from the summit looking west.

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Summit registry book.

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Backbone mtn, by far, has the best maintained summit register box. (I have visited 30 hps so far)

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Some views driving to the mtn.

Hope this helps!

Thanks,
Alex

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BackBone

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mpyleUseful pics!

mpyle

Voted 10/10

Really like the pictures of the trailhead on the road - heading there tomorrow, and now have a good sense of what to look for along 219.
Posted Jun 15, 2011 8:45 pm

sm0421Re: Useful pics!

sm0421

Hasn't voted

glad I can help ;)
Posted Jun 15, 2011 8:54 pm

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