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.
Hiked it in pouring rain but plentiful sunshine; it was pretty fun.
Ended 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.
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.
My dog Spanky and I hit another snow covered highpoint. Please go to http://50summits.blogspot.com to read a complete report.
2nd in the same day!!
it's close to where I live currently so why not?
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.
Day 6 of work/HP trip in the Ohio Valley. Pretty fall color. Twenty first county (4th state) of trip. Nice drive.
followed the old road up from the west virginia side
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!