Backbone Mountain Climber's Log

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atavist - Feb 18, 2013 4:29 pm Date Climbed: Jan 12, 2013

MD  Sucess!

Tenth HP on a 3 week road trip thru 17 states. Navigation back to the car after sunset required care. Good and cold.


xbaghat - Jan 20, 2013 12:50 am Date Climbed: Dec 28, 2002

four  Sucess!



funnyfarm - Dec 10, 2012 1:46 pm Date Climbed: Dec 9, 2012

Total White Out  Sucess!

Very nice short hike. It would have been better if it wasn't rainy and foggy. It was a great day when I headed for the mountain. This is #6. I did WVA the same day. Total White out there also.


marilou - Nov 29, 2012 11:03 pm Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2011

HP #7  Sucess!

A 30-min hike up from the trailhead. Has a mailbox with a register to sign your name and a certificate as well. Did Mt. Davis in PA HP earlier in the day. HP #7


technicolorNH - Oct 20, 2012 1:31 am Date Climbed: Oct 19, 2012

short hike  Sucess!

Second of three high points for the day. Easy climb, even with a horrid cold. Well taken care of too.


chadbw - Aug 29, 2012 12:47 pm Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2012

Seventh HP  Sucess!

Very fun hike. The trail is very well marked and easy to follow. Thanks to whoever takes care of the cairns and blazes!

We hiked in the evening and really enjoyed it.


tpoe1234 - Aug 20, 2012 10:47 am Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2012

HP #4  Sucess!

First highpoint of the day, 2nd for the weekend. Went to Mount Davis afterwards and did Spruce Knob the day before. I half to admit I did not expect a climb like this. Good view at the top. Signed the log book and enjoyed the trip down. P.S. - Sorry to the person I told they were halfway there when they weren't even a quarter of the way....I lost my sense of distance I guess.


lizrdboy - Aug 16, 2012 9:03 pm Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2012

Fun one  Sucess!

Nice hike - lots of up, but not too long. The summit was fun - huge cairn, a mailbox/summit register and a self-portrait camera stand for us solo hikers. Thanks MD.


Jow - Jun 11, 2012 10:12 am Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2012

#22  Sucess!

2nd HP of the day. nice little hike with some sort of animal skull at summit


mattdalman - May 30, 2012 9:58 pm Date Climbed: May 25, 2012

Half way, HP #25  Sucess!

2nd of 3 highpoints for the day. Saw a very long, all black snake on the way up! Not sure what kind it was. It was pretty cool though.


shanman - Jan 18, 2012 8:03 pm Date Climbed: Jan 14, 2012

First Ascent  Sucess!

BREAKING NEWS: Youngest member (RKW) of Expedition 12-01 summits Maryland's highest peak unassisted, Official time of summit 1427 (2:27pm)! Youngest climber of 2012 and possibly EVER to climb the peak unassisted at four (4) years old! ----January 14th, 2012, Near Silver Lake, Maryland, Hoye Crest, Backbone Mountain: Dadventure Expedition and Science Club's first expedition of 2012 resulted in great success today with the youngest of the two-explorer group reaching the summit first. Thigh deep snow and 15 degree weather gave the climb an additional edge of adventure. Congratulations to Expedition 12-01! NOTE: This is also RKW's first lifetime summit.


chmoore577 - Jan 3, 2012 8:54 pm Date Climbed: Oct 16, 2009

Rainy Oct weather

HP #18


Bluebell08 - Oct 30, 2011 11:07 pm Date Climbed: Oct 27, 2011

Cold rainy hike  Sucess!

Coming from Spruce Knob, found the trailhead on 219 in the late afternoon and quickly but carefully managed the slippery logging road in the rain. Unfortunately no view at all due to rain and clouds. HP #17.


vbeckman74 - Aug 21, 2011 5:41 pm Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2009

Green  Sucess!

Dy found the worst walking stick ever.


xpda - Aug 10, 2011 5:24 pm Date Climbed: Aug 1, 1993

Maryland  Sucess!

Four of five made it on the way to WDC.


climbmn - Aug 9, 2011 7:24 pm Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2011

HP#13  Sucess!

Nice day for a hike. Had the summit and the trail to ourselves.


markowens - Aug 7, 2011 9:45 am Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2010

Backbone Mountain  Sucess!

My home state and my 3rd SHP.


TrailtrekerNJ - Jun 25, 2011 5:31 pm Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2011

Double Play  Sucess!

After the exhausting summit of Spruce Knob caught Backbone on the way back to camp in Harpers Ferry.

Corona - May 31, 2011 1:02 am Date Climbed: May 28, 2011

HP #5  Sucess!

HP #5

WV-MD-PA in five hours


highlandvillager - May 1, 2011 4:16 pm Date Climbed: Apr 3, 2011

Alone in the snow  Sucess!

Routefinding was a little tricky due to the snow cover, which had bent most of the small trees to the ground, covering the trail. I didn't see another soul, but did hear some gunshots in the distance. Other than that, the only sound was snow dropping from tree branches. This was a fun little hike with great winter scenery. HP37

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