I was intending to go on March 13, because it was the anniversary of my Grandma's death. I ended up going a couple of days because the weather forecast was predicting heavy snow, and I was pretty sure that the dirt roads weren't going to get plowed.
I took Shelter Rock Road and then the High Point Trail to the summit. Then, I took the Shelter Rock Trail down to Shelter Rock Road and then back to my car.
It was the first mountain I did in over a year because of various health problems that my wife and I had. It was such a joy to be back out in the forests again. I love you, Grandma!
Had a couple weeks off from work, decided to take a trip to the East from IL to hit a bunch of HPs. (HP 3 of 9 during this trip.) Nice informational setup, available hiking trail, nice tower view. Cool USGS seal on top of the rock, almost gave up looking.
Had a long day of driving from Washington DC to Shenandoah National Park and doing a hike there, WV's high point and MD's high point so caught this one as the sun was basically set and had to finish it up in the dark... would come back for better views in the daytime for sure!
Took the loop trail. Tug trail. Not a well marked trail at all..only view was from the tower..approximately 6 miles total loop. Tower is not visible from the trail until right at parking area which is about 5miles in and then nice easy flat 1 mile back to the parking/ picnic area,which by the way is really nice.
Took a boring and overgrown trail with little elevation gain from Mt. Davis road. Not very impressed with one, but at least there was a tower with some views.
Video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6s46LKEVGY
Didn't do the drive-up. Mid-June is a good time for this hike, the mountain laurels are in bloom, and there are still a good number of teaberrys around for a snack.
Nice and easy.
The first HP of the year. After being stopped by an Ice Storm in Somerset, PA, I visited the nearby Flight 93 Memorial and then began a 3 Highpoint tour in one day.
HP #45 of the 50 US States.
It's just a short walk from the parking lot. Worth the drive if you live close by
My home state of PA. My dad took me here as a kid, so I began highpointing very young.
Very nice views here.
One of 3 high points in a day (MD, PA, WV). Beautiful area. The tower is more rickety than it looks but has great views. The surrounding trail isn't well maintained but is very nice. The USGS marker for the mountain is atop one of the boulders by the tower.
Windy but beautiful fall afternoon
3/3 HP today. The views from the overlooks and at the top of the structure were stunning. It was a bright sunny day 20deg F and no wind. The road conditions all the way up were not good, 6=12" of snow and ice. The trail likewise was snow and ice covered. Even the steps leading to the top of the tower were a bit icy...
Sloshy walk up the High Point Trail. First of hopefully a few HPs on this trip!
My personal halfway mark with the state highpointing. Simple, not-too-difficult drive to the summit parking lot. Very green summit. I noticed a day later that the views are similar to Spruce Knob's in West Virginia.
Peaceful drive in the country to get to this one. Not heavily commericalized. Cold at the top.
My home state Highpoint, sunny pleasant day