Backbone Mountain Climber's Log

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The edge

The edge - Mar 14, 2007 3:09 pm Date Climbed: Apr 14, 2002

HP #10  Sucess!

2nd in the same day!!


jvarholak - Feb 14, 2007 9:35 pm

close by  Sucess!

it's close to where I live currently so why not?


JohnMcPike - Jan 6, 2007 5:59 pm Date Climbed: May 30, 1995

Took old route  Sucess!

Strugged up the side of the hill by the powerlines area through the thick brush, dense woods and no trail along the ridge. The summit has really changed over the years.


e-doc - Oct 18, 2006 5:39 pm Date Climbed: Oct 14, 2006


Day 6 of work/HP trip in the Ohio Valley. Pretty fall color. Twenty first county (4th state) of trip. Nice drive.


woodstrider - Oct 16, 2006 8:15 pm

a beautiful day  Sucess!

followed the old road up from the west virginia side


starship_jen - Oct 16, 2006 3:34 pm Date Climbed: Oct 16, 2006

From Hwy 219  Sucess!

Second HP of three for the day (WV, MD, PA). Lovely fall day. Leaves of every color on the trail. Nice views from the top. Signed the logbook, took a certificate, and met a couple of nice gentlemen at the top. HP #24!

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mad maximus - Aug 22, 2006 1:38 pm Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2006

Another HP  Sucess!

Fun hike. Very short walk to the top. Met a couple from SD that was on a 13 week tour of the US.

royswkr - Aug 8, 2006 10:48 pm Date Climbed: Apr 10, 1991

No trail then, bushwhack up from WV side  Sucess!

Also climb nearest bump in WV


Tbacon251 - Jul 31, 2006 12:24 pm Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2006

Nice H.P.  Sucess!

After driving from PA’s high point, we made the summit after a short climb. There was not much of a view on top, but the pick nick table was great to sit on. After signing the registry and taking a few pic’s we walked back down.


NavySeabee - Jul 21, 2006 10:33 pm Date Climbed: Apr 9, 2005

Standard Trail  Sucess!

HP #3...from Spruce Knob and via the smallest church in the lower 48 to the tree crowded top of Backbone Mountain. Fun little power hike.


moneal - Jul 10, 2006 11:02 pm Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2005

Shot over from WV HP  Sucess!

Came over from the WV highpoint to bag this one. Shared it with a horse

granddeity - Jul 5, 2006 9:57 pm

Standard Trail  Sucess!

We hiked up the lush trail in high heat and high humidity.


RyanS - May 20, 2006 4:16 pm Date Climbed: May 19, 2006

Standard Trail  Sucess!

Erin and I hiked up Backbone in the rain yesterday. No views to speak of, but we had fun scrambling on the slippery rocks near the state boundary marker. Then we drove on to bag the PA highpoint.


Holsti97 - Apr 23, 2006 11:33 am Date Climbed: Apr 13, 2006

Backbone Mountain  Sucess!

Started the day in Norton, VA and drove through West Virginia to get to the trailhead. Very nice evening hike. Well-marked trail. Nice summit. Mailbox, register, and certificates for hikers who complete this HP. HP #13.


Tracy - Mar 31, 2006 10:31 am Date Climbed: Mar 25, 2002

climbed normal route from West Virginia  Sucess!

This was my 2nd of 3 state highpoints in one day and my eighth state highpoint overall. Great weather for early spring!


koz - Jan 2, 2006 11:55 pm

Route Climbed: Standard route Date Climbed: September 1, 2002  Sucess!

Highpoint #12. Headed out before dawn while the family slept at the hotel. Very foggy; surprised to find people camped at the summit. You gotta love any state that has a town called "Accident."


mtsptfam - Oct 17, 2005 3:44 pm

Route Climbed: Normal Trail to the summit Date Climbed: November 16, 2003  Sucess!

My wife and I climbed this mt. to the occassional rifle shot going off in the mountains around us. It's hunting season so wear bright colors. This was my 5th HP and my wife's 4th. The trail is fairly easy to follow, but at one intersection a few four wheeler trails all come together and it isn't marked well to see which to take. Other than that, a nice day with a little bit of a view since there were no leaves on the trees.


TLP - Sep 27, 2005 12:07 pm

Route Climbed: standard trail Date Climbed: September 24, 2005  Sucess!

nice little hike. you get to pass a state border marker, and there's a little picnic table to enjoy.

Steve Gruhn - Jan 26, 2005 10:30 pm

Route Climbed: From Route 219 Date Climbed: November 8, 2001  Sucess!

Walked trail from highway.


climber404 - Oct 8, 2004 3:45 pm

Route Climbed: Only one to the top Date Climbed: June, 04  Sucess!

Very nice hike, especcially carrying both kids. Mixed in some geocaching along the way.

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