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

skinnywhitecomic

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

maddie77777

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

xDoogiex

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

Alpinist

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

kteichert

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

mlandau3A Place Worth Revisiting  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2009

mlandau3

It was foggy at the top, but it was fun to get to. Seneca Rock was very beautiful. We will return here.
Posted Jul 19, 2009 12:16 pm

IlafanPretty West Virginia  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2009

Ilafan

The summit was crowded, but it did afford some nice views. West Virginia surprised us. It was a lot more interesting and pretty than we ever expected. Nice!
Posted Jul 12, 2009 4:20 pm

osatrik#20 SHP, in 1987  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 24, 1987

osatrik

On the Allegheny trifect trip with my family, Spruce Knob was number 20 of Vanessa and my 49 state high points, number 8 for Hillary and Holly.
Posted Jul 3, 2009 2:25 pm

Joseph ClaghornHP #20  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2009

Joseph Claghorn

Easy drive-up with lots of parking...I wonder if those lots ever fill up?
Posted Jun 30, 2009 5:49 pm

dwhikeHP #15  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2009

dwhike

Views were amazing for late June! From the tower there isn't much to see but the short trail around the summit was very enjoyable.
Posted Jun 25, 2009 11:42 am

LMatallanaAmazing Race  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 15, 2009
Justin Boyle HP #7, Luis Matallana HP #8
4 of 6 HPs for the weekend. Nice area. Worth coming back to with more time.
Posted Apr 4, 2009 12:08 am

OutdooraholicHighpoint #5  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 1, 2008

Outdooraholic

Third highpoint in one day along with PN and MD. About 12-18 inches of snow on the peak along with high winds and 23 degrees temps made the drive up and the sprint to the tower a little challenging but It was a beautiful winter wonderland.
Posted Dec 1, 2008 9:48 pm

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Avenger2354

Not much of a challenge when you pretty much drive right up to the top. A very nice view though with a decent tower. My daughter loved the boulder area slightly below the summit.
Posted Oct 23, 2008 2:48 pm

BigCountryCool summit  Sucess!

BigCountry

Nice bouldering near the summit
Posted Oct 3, 2008 6:48 pm

BCJ#12  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 9, 2007

BCJ

Nice.
Posted Aug 30, 2008 8:14 pm

kavakDrive Up  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 14, 1998

kavak

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

Chinigo

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

Redwic

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

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