Spruce Knob Climber's Log

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chmoore577 - Jan 3, 2012 8:29 pm Date Climbed: Oct 16, 2009

Rainy Oct weather  Sucess!

17th hp


Bluebell08 - Oct 30, 2011 10:48 pm Date Climbed: Oct 27, 2011

Clouds and fog  Sucess!

Some views on the drive up but the top was covered in fog and rain so there was no view at all. All to myself at the observation tower, but windy and cold. HP #16...on to MD same day.


vbeckman74 - Aug 21, 2011 6:54 pm Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2009

Happy Tailless Labrador  Sucess!

Well groomed and lots of wild flowers.


xpda - Aug 10, 2011 4:37 pm Date Climbed: Apr 10, 1996

Spruce Knob  Sucess!

Skied part way.


climbmn - Aug 9, 2011 7:29 pm Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2011

HP#14  Sucess!

Nice day on top.


markowens - Aug 8, 2011 9:01 am Date Climbed: Dec 4, 2010

SHP #5  Sucess!

When I went up there were a couple of inches of snow on the ground. I tried to find the USGS marker but I couldn't. I was the only person there and it was beautiful!


TrailtrekerNJ - Jun 25, 2011 5:35 pm Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2011

Double Play  Sucess!

While it was raining at campground @ Harpers Ferry decided to road trip it to Spruce Knob. This is an ideal high point to occupy time with wife who is not a hiker. The drive up to the parking area and the 900' walk to the tower was enough for her. Smoothed it over with a picnic.


RhythmicMom - Jun 1, 2011 6:00 pm Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2010

Reached on our RV trip  Sucess!

Such a beautiful trail at this high elevation - amazing views! We stopped here one of the days on our 9-person RV trip. We picked up a couple geocaches at the top and took some amazing photos!

Corona - May 31, 2011 1:00 am Date Climbed: May 28, 2011

HP #4  Sucess!

Highpoint #4

WV-MD-PA in five hours


highlandvillager - May 1, 2011 4:34 pm Date Climbed: Apr 3, 2011

Alone again  Sucess!

Other than one car descending about midway down the mountain on Briery Gap Road as I drove up, I didn't see anyone else on the mountain. Road conditions worsened as I ascended, and I was happy to park the car at the base of Forest Road 104 and hike the rest of the way. The sun and wind were knocking ice off the Spruce trees so fast that it sounded like a hail storm in some spots. Views from the top were nice, but the drive back down was dreadful until I descended below the snow line. HP38


montanajames - Apr 18, 2011 8:37 pm Date Climbed: Apr 16, 2011

Windy and Foggy  Sucess!

3rd highpoint of the evening. It was pitch black outside when I made it, but no worries: there were no views to be had anyways because of the fog. And the wind must have been blowing 50+ MPH.


redsplashman23 - Apr 16, 2011 5:38 pm Date Climbed: Apr 15, 2011

Spruce Knob  Sucess!

5th State HP.


chilkoot - Apr 10, 2011 12:53 am

1st highpoint  Sucess!

Did this one for the first time as a 7 year old. It was 15 years until I hit HP #2. I have been back to Spruce Knob twice since my first time and always enjoy the view from the tower.


NJTripper - Dec 5, 2010 6:16 pm Date Climbed: Nov 6, 2010

Winter Wonderland!!  Sucess!

With a couple inches new snow th enite before - the summit was postcard perfect! Cold and forsted over... spent a couple hours hiking the summit trail. Found a neat campsite about 1-1/2 N with stone 'chairs'. Quick lunch... then back tot he top. Beautiful day!


BigPond1 - Nov 10, 2010 9:30 am Date Climbed: Oct 18, 2010

My 3rd Highpoint  Sucess!

Dispersed camped the night before next to Gandy Creek in the Monongahela NF, woke up way too early (3:30am) broke camp and drove to the summit. Turns out the sunrise wasn't until 7:30ish! Lots of time to myself in the dark, but worth it as I got to watch the sunrise on the watchtower all by myself. Fall foliage was still decent, windy, but great view from this obvious highpoint.


Arkitekt - Jul 23, 2010 3:02 am

Nice Drive  Sucess!

Went up this one at about age 12. Nice drive and very windy at the top.


cjrandall - Jun 18, 2010 7:43 pm Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2010

Highpoint #2  Sucess!

I was in Fairmont, WV on a business trip, and decided it would be an easy drive-up after work let out, taking advantage of the long daylight hours this time of year.

My car's GPS took me a roundabout route with lots of dirt-gravel driving, but I got there eventually. Took the easier paved route on the way back through Briery Gap and got the extra treat of seeing Seneca Rocks as a bonus.

Awesome trip, beautiful views. The Allegheny Mountains really are pretty, even for a hardened highpointer from California!


Judd97 - Jun 8, 2010 5:09 pm Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2010

HP# 4  Sucess!

My 4th state high point. Long ways to go! I'm sure I'll recall the easy drive up while sucking air at altitude on some of the western high points :)


BConley - Jun 1, 2010 1:39 pm Date Climbed: Apr 26, 2010

HP #1  Sucess!

got to see the sunset, beautiful. Plan on doing mt davis and backbone very soon.


argothor - May 31, 2010 8:23 pm Date Climbed: May 19, 2010

drive up, then short walk  Sucess!

After doing Hoosier Hill and Campbell Hill, I drove down to WV to do Spruce Knob. Nice views.

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