Backbone Mountain Climber's Log

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kavak - Aug 22, 2008 10:11 am Date Climbed: May 14, 1998

From Rte 219  Sucess!

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.


Chinigo - Aug 13, 2008 11:33 am Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2002

HP #5  Sucess!

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.


Redwic - Aug 5, 2008 8:30 am Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2008

Enjoyable Hike  Sucess!

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.


wildfam - Aug 2, 2008 10:01 am Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2008

Nice Hike  Sucess!

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.

redmond - Jul 13, 2008 7:44 pm Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2008

Slightly lost but succesful  Sucess!

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.

2skinners - Jun 3, 2008 5:24 am Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2008

HP # 10 Done almost, then done again  Sucess!

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.


WoundedKnee - May 27, 2008 12:28 pm Date Climbed: May 26, 2008

Nice hike at dusk  Sucess!

End of a long day. Actually got some decent views up top.

Cascade Scrambler

Cascade Scrambler - May 18, 2008 11:01 am Date Climbed: May 17, 2008

Nice little hike  Sucess!

This was a sweet little hike. Nice scenery. HP #7 for the Mrs, HP #9 for me.

Zac Finley

Zac Finley - Apr 22, 2008 2:28 pm Date Climbed: Mar 26, 2008

#2 on the day  Sucess!

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.


jimegan - Feb 7, 2008 12:46 pm Date Climbed: Nov 13, 2004



Mike Swiz

Mike Swiz - Feb 4, 2008 11:58 pm Date Climbed: Nov 27, 2007

nice walk  Sucess!

Did this hike while spending thanksgiving in deep creek with my family.


weeds19 - Dec 24, 2007 5:47 pm Date Climbed: Oct 27, 2001

Cold day  Sucess!

I drove over while in DC for work. It's always good to get out of the city.


eric-griz - Nov 9, 2007 8:22 pm Date Climbed: Nov 16, 2001

Mary Land  Sucess!

Earned myself a certificate.


tioga - Sep 15, 2007 11:01 pm Date Climbed: Oct 17, 2005

Easy Trek  Sucess!

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.

Bark Eater

Bark Eater - Aug 26, 2007 4:21 pm Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2007

A fine trail!  Sucess!

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.


akashiru - Aug 4, 2007 11:08 pm Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2007

Hike in the Rain  Sucess!

Sunny thunderstorm chased us back down the hill after signing the register. Fun hike.


Dubs - Aug 3, 2007 12:02 pm Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2007

two of three  Sucess!

Hiked it in pouring rain but plentiful sunshine; it was pretty fun.


vanman798 - Jul 16, 2007 4:46 pm Date Climbed: May 29, 2005

4X4ed almost to peak  Sucess!

East Coast Hiking to Backbone Mt -- Highest Point in MarylandEnded up driving my 4X4 SUV almost to the peak, then walked the last 200 yard to peak. Nothing to see from up there, but bagged off another high point.


gwave47 - Jun 10, 2007 7:00 pm Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2007

Highpoint #13  Sucess!

So did anybody know that there is another backbone mountain in Maryland 30 minutes away. I wondered around there for 40 minutes trying to find the highpoint via Mapquest directions. Finally I pulled out a map and realized I needed to be 20 minutes south of Oakland and not at Backbone Mountain 20 minutes east of Oakland. After that the hike was great, I really enjoyed it and bagged numbers 14 and 15 the same day.


rkrevald - Apr 20, 2007 6:33 pm Date Climbed: Apr 18, 2007

Another Snow Covered Highpoint  Sucess!

My dog Spanky and I hit another snow covered highpoint. Please go to to read a complete report.

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