Directions to Backbone Trailhead and Summit 2011

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Directions to Backbone Trailhead and Summit 2011
Created On: May 21, 2011
Last Edited On: Sep 17, 2011

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[Updated: 05/31/2011] SummitPosters, if you like this report, please vote for it, thanks! Check my profile for all my state highpoint reports.

Fellow hikers, I hope this report will help you find the trailhead and summit of Backbone Mtn! It is a very nice 1 mile climb and you got some nice views on the top.

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Start looking for this sign on a tree when you approaching the trailhead area. (I used Don Holme's Highpointing book)

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If you drive from North, the trailhead is to your left, and there is a parking area to your right, notice where I parked my car. Look for this parking area!

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The trail is not exactly hard to follow but you could be uncertain here or there, follow the yellow blaze.

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Additional red trail blaze and 'HP' signs on a tree.

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Another HP sign on a tree and me looking exhausted, it is a good, short climb.

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When you find this note this is NOT the summit, keep going to your left, the trail continues.

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This is the true summit.

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Nice picnic table.

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Good views from the summit looking west.

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Summit registry book.

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Backbone mtn, by far, has the best maintained summit register box. (I have visited 30 hps so far)

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Some views driving to the mtn.

Hope this helps!

Thanks,
Alex





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mpyle

mpyle - Jun 15, 2011 8:45 pm - Voted 10/10

Useful pics!

Really like the pictures of the trailhead on the road - heading there tomorrow, and now have a good sense of what to look for along 219.

sm0421

sm0421 - Jun 15, 2011 8:54 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Useful pics!

glad I can help ;)

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