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Jimmy Rivers

Jimmy Rivers - Jun 7, 2013 4:13 pm Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2013

Good job Highpointers Club  Sucess!

The one thing that sticks out about Maryland's HP was that the Highpointers Club really kept up the summit area. There was a couple benches under the trees, a great HP sign, and a nice mailbox with summit register and other stuff inside. Did i miss a survey marker? We looked but couldn't find anywhere. State HP #17!!


dandrew - May 25, 2013 9:19 am Date Climbed: May 24, 2013

Three Generations  Sucess!

Hiked it with my 65 year old dad (cancer survivor) and 5 year old son. My dad has lived in MD for about 40 years, so while visiting for a couple of weeks, I thought it time he bag his home state's highpoint. It was a cold, windy day, with a few flurries...Hard to believe it's late May. Also visited nearby Fairfax Stone, Canaan Valley, Blackwater Falls, and Swallow Falls State Park--all of them worth a visit. The downed trees at the latter due to Hurricane Sandy was astounding.

pattyd82ab - May 21, 2013 8:55 am Date Climbed: Apr 27, 2013

HP #2  Sucess!

I climbed this one on the same day as Davis with some friends who were not avid hikers. They found it a bit difficult, but all in all, it's not bad. The sitting area at the top was nice and well taken care of.


Ibswoha - Mar 21, 2013 3:28 pm Date Climbed: Mar 11, 2013

HP #6  Sucess!

Couldn't have asked for a better day to summit. Nothing but blue skies and the ground was covered in a blanket of snow that the sky had so graciously bestowed upon the land just prior to my arrival. Over 20 inches in places,it seemed, and it certainly made a perceptively simple and easy hike up into a tiring affair. Placed a rock atop the cairn and enjoyed the great views of MD to the East and West "By God" to the West from the summit apex. Got a certificate to prove that I was there; that I was, for the moment, standing higher that anyone else in MD.


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.

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