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highlandvillagerAlone again  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 3, 2011


Other than one car descending about midway down the mountain on Briery Gap Road as I drove up, I didn't see anyone else on the mountain. Road conditions worsened as I ascended, and I was happy to park the car at the base of Forest Road 104 and hike the rest of the way. The sun and wind were knocking ice off the Spruce trees so fast that it sounded like a hail storm in some spots. Views from the top were nice, but the drive back down was dreadful until I descended below the snow line. HP38
Posted May 1, 2011 4:34 pm

montanajamesWindy and Foggy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 16, 2011


3rd highpoint of the evening. It was pitch black outside when I made it, but no worries: there were no views to be had anyways because of the fog. And the wind must have been blowing 50+ MPH.
Posted Apr 18, 2011 8:37 pm

redsplashman23Spruce Knob  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 15, 2011


5th State HP.
Posted Apr 16, 2011 5:38 pm

chilkoot1st highpoint  Sucess!


Did this one for the first time as a 7 year old. It was 15 years until I hit HP #2. I have been back to Spruce Knob twice since my first time and always enjoy the view from the tower.
Posted Apr 10, 2011 12:53 am

NJTripperWinter Wonderland!!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 6, 2010


With a couple inches new snow th enite before - the summit was postcard perfect! Cold and forsted over... spent a couple hours hiking the summit trail. Found a neat campsite about 1-1/2 N with stone 'chairs'. Quick lunch... then back tot he top. Beautiful day!
Posted Dec 5, 2010 6:16 pm

BigPond1My 3rd Highpoint  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 18, 2010


Dispersed camped the night before next to Gandy Creek in the Monongahela NF, woke up way too early (3:30am) broke camp and drove to the summit. Turns out the sunrise wasn't until 7:30ish! Lots of time to myself in the dark, but worth it as I got to watch the sunrise on the watchtower all by myself. Fall foliage was still decent, windy, but great view from this obvious highpoint.
Posted Nov 10, 2010 9:30 am

ArkitektNice Drive  Sucess!


Went up this one at about age 12. Nice drive and very windy at the top.
Posted Jul 23, 2010 3:02 am

cjrandallHighpoint #2  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2010


I was in Fairmont, WV on a business trip, and decided it would be an easy drive-up after work let out, taking advantage of the long daylight hours this time of year.

My car's GPS took me a roundabout route with lots of dirt-gravel driving, but I got there eventually. Took the easier paved route on the way back through Briery Gap and got the extra treat of seeing Seneca Rocks as a bonus.

Awesome trip, beautiful views. The Allegheny Mountains really are pretty, even for a hardened highpointer from California!
Posted Jun 18, 2010 7:43 pm

Judd97HP# 4  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2010


My 4th state high point. Long ways to go! I'm sure I'll recall the easy drive up while sucking air at altitude on some of the western high points :)
Posted Jun 8, 2010 5:09 pm

BConleyHP #1  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 26, 2010


got to see the sunset, beautiful. Plan on doing mt davis and backbone very soon.
Posted Jun 1, 2010 1:39 pm

argothordrive up, then short walk  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 19, 2010


After doing Hoosier Hill and Campbell Hill, I drove down to WV to do Spruce Knob. Nice views.
Posted May 31, 2010 8:23 pm

HotovenHP # 24  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 15, 2010


Did it as a 20 mile round trip backpack. Very fun and great clear summit day. On the way back my friends and I miscalculated how much water we needed and it was a race back to Seneca creek before we got dehydrated.
Posted May 17, 2010 9:15 am

BearQueenDate with my husband before we got married!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 17, 1999


Forgot to sign this one. Just a no effort walk from the car to the summit. Don't remember the exact date of the trip but I do remember there being a serious drought that year.
Posted Feb 14, 2010 4:05 am

IHaveArrivedHP #10  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 21, 2009


I stayed the night at Blackwater Falls St Pk and spent some time hiking around that area. Stopped at Seneca Rocks and climbed to the top(the highlight of this 3 state trip). Fall colors are quite spectacular in the West Virginia mountains on the drive to Spruce knob. Great views from the tower, but better views can be found if you hike the trail to the southwest.
Posted Jan 20, 2010 2:10 am

InclinerA drive...  Sucess!


drove there, walked 25 feet, went up a flight of stairs...
Posted Dec 29, 2009 5:35 pm

skinnywhitecomicHP #21  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 22, 2009


Made this one on the way home for Thanksgiving. Easy drive up, and had great weather!
Posted Nov 23, 2009 12:27 pm

maddie77777Made it alive  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 15, 2009


Made it on the first day of deer season, and didn't get shot, so that's a success, right? Also visited the tiny church.
Posted Nov 16, 2009 6:09 pm

xDoogiexHP #1  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2009


After randomly going to WV with a friend and hanging out at seneca rocks we hit up Spruce Knob. wonderful weather.
Posted Nov 12, 2009 11:08 pm

AlpinistHP 34  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 24, 2009


Drove down from Pittsburgh with Sarah for a trifecta highpoint weekend. We hit Mt Davis and Backbone Mountain on Oct 23rd with fellow SPer xDoogiex. Sarah and I then hit Spruce Knob the following morning. We timed the autumn color change perfectly. Sadly, it was foggy on the 23rd and our visibility was pretty limited. Happily, we woke up the next morning to clear skies and were able to enjoy beautiful views on Spruce Knob.
Posted Oct 25, 2009 4:05 pm

kteichertState Highpoint #1  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 13, 2009


You'll never forget your first!
Posted Oct 13, 2009 11:09 pm

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