Spruce Knob Climber's Log

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funnyfarm

funnyfarm - Dec 10, 2012 1:48 pm Date Climbed: Dec 9, 2012

Total White Out  Sucess!

Not a great day for the views. It was a great day when I headed for the mountain but all fog when I got there. This is #5. I did MD the same day. Total White out there also.

chadbw

chadbw - Aug 29, 2012 12:49 pm Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2012

Eight HP  Sucess!

I grew up in Charleston, WV, so I'd wanted to climb this one for a long time. The road up is a lot of fun and the top is spectacular with the spruce and boulders (though that's not an unbiased opinion). The view from the tower is great.

tpoe1234

tpoe1234 - Aug 20, 2012 10:36 am Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2012

Amazing views  Sucess!

Highpoint #3. Amazing views on a gorgeous, surprisingly cool, August weekend. The colors are amazing even in the summer. Creating an album of my favorite photos to link to this site as we speak, since I took over 100 while up here.

lizrdboy

lizrdboy - Aug 16, 2012 8:13 pm Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2012

Nice  Sucess!

Great summit. Wish I had time to hike some more of the trails.

islandborn11

islandborn11 - Jul 8, 2012 1:29 pm Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2012

Impressive mountain  Sucess!

I was surprised by the sheer mass while driving from Harrisonburg and through the tiny mountain settlements. Tons of chipmunks and wild turkeys on the mountain as well. Nice views from the tower but the brush was a little thick to see a ton.

Jow

Jow - Jun 11, 2012 10:16 am Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2012

#23  Sucess!

Beautiful day. After car travel sidelined highpoint adventure the day before, we rocked the lumberjack trail to the huckleberry trail, a nice leisurely 16 mile round trip adventure.

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

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