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xbaghatthirty-two  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 4, 2010


Posted Jan 20, 2013 11:00 am

funnyfarmTotal White Out  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 9, 2012


Not a great day for the views. It was a great day when I headed for the mountain but all fog when I got there. This is #5. I did MD the same day. Total White out there also.
Posted Dec 10, 2012 1:48 pm

chadbwEight HP  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2012


I grew up in Charleston, WV, so I'd wanted to climb this one for a long time. The road up is a lot of fun and the top is spectacular with the spruce and boulders (though that's not an unbiased opinion). The view from the tower is great.
Posted Aug 29, 2012 12:49 pm

tpoe1234Amazing views  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2012


Highpoint #3. Amazing views on a gorgeous, surprisingly cool, August weekend. The colors are amazing even in the summer. Creating an album of my favorite photos to link to this site as we speak, since I took over 100 while up here.
Posted Aug 20, 2012 10:36 am

lizrdboyNice  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2012


Great summit. Wish I had time to hike some more of the trails.
Posted Aug 16, 2012 8:13 pm

islandborn11Impressive mountain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2012


I was surprised by the sheer mass while driving from Harrisonburg and through the tiny mountain settlements. Tons of chipmunks and wild turkeys on the mountain as well. Nice views from the tower but the brush was a little thick to see a ton.
Posted Jul 8, 2012 1:29 pm

Jow#23  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2012


Beautiful day. After car travel sidelined highpoint adventure the day before, we rocked the lumberjack trail to the huckleberry trail, a nice leisurely 16 mile round trip adventure.
Posted Jun 11, 2012 10:16 am

IbswohaHighpoint #2  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2012


Originally planned to hike here from the Seneca Creek trail down to the falls and up Huckleberry Trail to summit. After a night camping at Judy Springs, we set out down Seneca Creek. It was then that the full scope of my girlfriend's crippling phobia of snakes was realized. Turned around and a long hike back to the car to a short drive to summit. Will have to come back again sometime to fulfill my original plan.
Posted Jun 9, 2012 10:26 pm

mattdalmanHP #26  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 25, 2012


3rd highpoint of the day. The views from the summit are spectacular.
Posted May 30, 2012 10:09 pm

mountainhareSpruce Knob  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2010


Quick detour to Spruce Knob during a day hiking at Seneca Rocks. There's some nice solitude here once you get a little distance between yourself and the summit tower loop trail.
Posted May 27, 2012 8:18 am

hightineraryOK  Sucess!


I drove up this peak sometime back in the mid-90s. More recently, I have participated in trail races at the nearby Mountain Institute.
Posted Feb 19, 2012 6:55 pm

chmoore577Rainy Oct weather  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 16, 2009


17th hp
Posted Jan 3, 2012 8:29 pm

Bluebell08Clouds and fog  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 27, 2011


Some views on the drive up but the top was covered in fog and rain so there was no view at all. All to myself at the observation tower, but windy and cold. HP #16...on to MD same day.
Posted Oct 30, 2011 10:48 pm

vbeckman74Happy Tailless Labrador  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2009


Well groomed and lots of wild flowers.
Posted Aug 21, 2011 6:54 pm

xpdaSpruce Knob  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 10, 1996


Skied part way.
Posted Aug 10, 2011 4:37 pm

climbmnHP#14  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2011


Nice day on top.
Posted Aug 9, 2011 7:29 pm

markowensSHP #5  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 4, 2010


When I went up there were a couple of inches of snow on the ground. I tried to find the USGS marker but I couldn't. I was the only person there and it was beautiful!
Posted Aug 8, 2011 9:01 am

TrailtrekerNJDouble Play  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2011


While it was raining at campground @ Harpers Ferry decided to road trip it to Spruce Knob. This is an ideal high point to occupy time with wife who is not a hiker. The drive up to the parking area and the 900' walk to the tower was enough for her. Smoothed it over with a picnic.
Posted Jun 25, 2011 5:35 pm

RhythmicMomReached on our RV trip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2010


Such a beautiful trail at this high elevation - amazing views! We stopped here one of the days on our 9-person RV trip. We picked up a couple geocaches at the top and took some amazing photos!
Posted Jun 1, 2011 6:00 pm

CoronaHP #4  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 28, 2011
Highpoint #4

WV-MD-PA in five hours
Posted May 31, 2011 1:00 am

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