Spruce Knob Climber's Log

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Ibswoha

Ibswoha - Jun 9, 2012 10:26 pm Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2012

Highpoint #2  Sucess!

Originally planned to hike here from the Seneca Creek trail down to the falls and up Huckleberry Trail to summit. After a night camping at Judy Springs, we set out down Seneca Creek. It was then that the full scope of my girlfriend's crippling phobia of snakes was realized. Turned around and a long hike back to the car to a short drive to summit. Will have to come back again sometime to fulfill my original plan.

mattdalman

mattdalman - May 30, 2012 10:09 pm Date Climbed: May 25, 2012

HP #26  Sucess!

3rd highpoint of the day. The views from the summit are spectacular.

mountainhare

mountainhare - May 27, 2012 8:18 am Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2010

Spruce Knob  Sucess!

Quick detour to Spruce Knob during a day hiking at Seneca Rocks. There's some nice solitude here once you get a little distance between yourself and the summit tower loop trail.

hightinerary

hightinerary - Feb 19, 2012 6:55 pm

OK  Sucess!

I drove up this peak sometime back in the mid-90s. More recently, I have participated in trail races at the nearby Mountain Institute.

chmoore577

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

Rainy Oct weather  Sucess!

17th hp

Bluebell08

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

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

Happy Tailless Labrador  Sucess!

Well groomed and lots of wild flowers.

xpda

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

Spruce Knob  Sucess!

Skied part way.

climbmn

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

HP#14  Sucess!

Nice day on top.

markowens

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

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

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

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

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

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

Spruce Knob  Sucess!

5th State HP.

chilkoot

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

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

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

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.

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