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kavakDrive Up  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 14, 1998


This was the first of three state highpoints for the day. Maybe it was the early hour but I was the only one there. It is or was a surprisingly undeveloped in the area. Good views from the tower.
Posted Aug 26, 2008 10:06 am

ChinigoHP #6  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.

It was late in the day and we arrived at the top (driving, of course) at sunset. I recommend this - it was beautiful. There was a photographer there, too, capturing the sunset.
Posted Aug 13, 2008 11:36 am

RedwicVery Nice HP!!!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2008


I was anticipating a big hike up the mountain to Spruce Knob, due to road construction which was supposed to start the day before at the Intersection of FR-104 & FR-112. To my surprise, and delight, construction was delayed and I was able to park at the actual parking lot. The view from this highpoint is spectacular. This was the first of seven HPs (plus Washington, D.C.) I would reach in two days' time. HP #25 for me!!! Halfway there!!!
Posted Aug 5, 2008 8:25 am

redmondA walk from the parking lot to HP #12  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2008
Last of 3 highpoints in 24 hours. Drove to the area from NYC the night before and was able to hit Mt. Davis before nightfall. Got up early and made it to Backbone and Spruce Knob the by the next afternoon. Great trip, amazing countryside everywhere. Not too hard on my legs, I have to give my truck the majority of the credit for surving it all.
Posted Jul 13, 2008 7:35 pm

2skinnersHP #11 Drive up, 2nd HP of the day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2008
Drove up to this highpoint with my wife after reaching the top of Maryland just a bit earlier. Prettiest views I have seen from the East Coast mountains so far, although I know there are better ones coming. Beautiful drive to the top though. Whispering Spruce trail is definately worth the 5-10 minute stroll. The views from the trail are better than from the tower.
Posted Jun 3, 2008 5:27 am

WoundedKneeStroll from the trailhead  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 26, 2008


The brutal 900 foot hike from the parking lot up top. Did this at the end of a 30-mile hiking weekend so I didn't feel too guilty.
Posted May 27, 2008 12:21 pm

Cascade ScramblerWindy!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 17, 2008

Cascade Scrambler

Beautiful views. HP #6 for the Mrs., #8 for me.
Posted May 18, 2008 11:04 am

Zac FinleyFun drive  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 26, 2007

Zac Finley

Drove up for a cloudy and windy sunrise. Just as the sun came up the snow started to fall.
Posted Apr 22, 2008 2:23 pm

Sam PageRain  Sucess!

Sam Page

I hiked up here as part of a soggy backpacking trip with Eric Wentzel and Jimmy Kale in fall 1993 (I think).
Posted Apr 21, 2008 9:41 pm

Tbacon251Nice  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 9, 2008


Made the summit on Feb 9th, 2008, on a cold and windy day. I could not find the USGS marker. I did find a hole I thought it once sat in. Shame.
Posted Feb 10, 2008 12:22 pm

jimeganSPRUCE KNOB  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 13, 2004


Posted Feb 7, 2008 12:21 pm

chugach mtn boyN Ridge in snow  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 25, 1981

chugach mtn boy

A great early winter overnight over the Huckleberry Trail. The ridge has a nice open feel in places as though it brushes treeline--more like the New England ranges than anything farther south.
Posted Dec 7, 2007 12:24 pm

eric-grizDrove, yuck  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 31, 2004


Short on time so I drove to the parking lot near the summit and walked the short trail to the tower. I'll have to visit again to hike to the top.
Posted Nov 9, 2007 9:48 pm

weeds19Quick trip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 26, 2001


I was in DC for some meetings and wanted to pick up the 3 state highpoints in the area so I did a whilwind tour of WV, PA, and MD.
Posted Sep 27, 2007 12:29 am

tiogaBackward Climb  Sucess!


My family was on vacation in nearby Black Water Falls State Park and decided to climb this mountain. Actually did it in reverse. Since we could not find a hiking trail on the drive up, we started at the top, hiked down and then back up to our car.
Posted Sep 15, 2007 10:57 pm

Bark EaterNice trip!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2007

Bark Eater

Beautiful park. It was 75F and breezy at the top, probably 95F in the valley. Highly recommend the side trip to Spruce Knob Lake. The dogs had a great time swimming in it!
Posted Aug 26, 2007 4:18 pm

KoonsySpruce  Sucess!


Great views from the top and the drive down was entertaining.
Posted Aug 16, 2007 11:48 am

akashiruThird of the day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2007


Beautiful views, great day. Awesome time with my hiking buddy.
Posted Aug 4, 2007 11:07 pm

DubsThree of Three  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2007


Beautiful Views after a long drive up to the top. We could easily see rain storms to the West.
Posted Aug 3, 2007 12:07 pm

Lips74Drive Up  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2007


Easy summer walk. Beautiful clear day and some wide ranging views.
Posted Jul 23, 2007 5:19 pm

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