Justin Boyle HP #8, Luis Matallana HP #9
5 of 6 HPs for the weekend.
It is easier finding the trailhead (on the left) while traveling southbound on US 219. We missed it going northbound and had to turn around.
Found the trailhead on the side of 219 past the little church. Started out following the red blaze markings on the trees which mark the National forest boundary, Luckily ended up on the right trail, the red 'HP' markers. About a foot of snow on the ground but a great hike! Backbone was my 2nd of 3 highpoints for the day.
After spending a few weekends at Deep Creek Lake, I started looking for some new places to hike and stumbled across a webpage about highpointing. It peaked my interest and the rest is history. Backbone Mountain was my first highpoint. My 7 year old daugther also made this summit with me.
Climbed at about 3am and saw dozens of glowing eyes in our headlamps from all the deer. Kind of creepy.
This was part of a trip to climb the state highpoints in the region. I had just finished Spruce Knob in West Virginia and was making my way north. Enjoyed the singing Black-Throated Blue Warblers along the way. I don't seem them in Colorado.
I (with my wife (Tracy) and son (Alex), then almost 2 yrs old) did this as part of our first family HP trip.
I put Alex in the Kelty kid-carrying backpack and we climbed to the summit. Not much of a view, as I recall, but we met the Elliotts (who maintained the trail) on the way up - nice people.
This is a nice hike through beautiful woodland to reach the highpoint. The HP, itself, looks different than the rest of the route, but that's not too surprising because many HPs are like that. This was the second of seven HPs (plus Washington, D.C.) I would reach in two days' time. HP #26 for me.
Up and down in an hour-plus; nice trail. Driving by I almost missed the trailhead, but once located it was easy enough to follow the trail. View from the summit was a bonus. So was a quick stop at the smallest church.
After stopping at the smallest church in the lower 48 states I went right past the trailhead. After a few miles I turned around and found it. Then again I blew right by the trail off the logging road, but realized that pretty quickly and turned around. Finally made the summit, turned around and headed to Spruce Knob.
Climbed on May 27th, and mistook the MD/WV border for the actual highpoint. Then got home and realized I actually did not make it to the top. Climbed again with my wife this time and made the extra 200 yards or so to the real highpoint. Beautiful day, relaxing hike. Glad to have it done for real.
End of a long day. Actually got some decent views up top.
This was a sweet little hike. Nice scenery. HP #7 for the Mrs, HP #9 for me.
Made the short walk up the summit after driving from West Virginia's HP earlier the same morning. Nice views at the summit with a awesome certificate in the mail too. And the thick wire gate at the trail head was down, so you could drive up the dirt road a ways when i did this.
2ND OF 3 ON A DAYTRIP FROM OHIO. JUST A WALK IN THE WOODS. GREAT WIND TURBINES ON RIDGE OF THE HIGHWAY FROM THERE TOWARD SPRUCE KNOB, WV
Did this hike while spending thanksgiving in deep creek with my family.
I drove over while in DC for work. It's always good to get out of the city.
Earned myself a certificate.
Climbed it with a college friend. Probably the hardest part was trying to locate the "trailhead," which is just an orange 'HP' written on a tree on the side of the road.
An enjoyable, easy hike up from the road. The trail blazes are gone, but the route is simple enough to follow. We had the summit to ourselves.
Sunny thunderstorm chased us back down the hill after signing the register. Fun hike.