Spruce Knob Climber's Log

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gwave47 - Jun 10, 2007 7:07 pm Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2007

Highpoint #15  Sucess!

Beautiful day for HP 15 and 3rd for that day.


rkrevald - Apr 19, 2007 9:07 pm Date Climbed: Apr 12, 2007

Summit Number Ten  Sucess!

My dog Spanky and I made it to the top of Spruce Knob on a cold, cloudy, and snowy morning. For a complete trip report pls go to http://50summits.blogspot.com

The edge

The edge - Mar 14, 2007 3:10 pm Date Climbed: Apr 14, 2002

HP #11  Sucess!

Hat trick achieved...
3 out of 3 in the same day...


stevepack - Mar 8, 2007 4:18 pm

Nice drive  Sucess!

I have to give credit for the ascent to my Toyota truck. It did all the work! Been here many times.


jvarholak - Feb 14, 2007 9:29 pm

many times  Sucess!

to many times to count.....followed by Seneca Rocks play days


csmcgranahan - Oct 30, 2006 4:53 pm Date Climbed: Oct 25, 2006

Winter Wonderland  Sucess!

A recent snow storm made the drive to the top an adventure. There was quite a bit of snow above about 4,000 feet. The short walk to the summit tower was nice with the trees to block the wind. Once at the tower the winds and below freezing temperatures made it feel like the middle of January - not October.


e-doc - Oct 18, 2006 5:45 pm Date Climbed: Oct 15, 2006

#20  Sucess!

Last day of a weeklong trip. Conference in Cleveland, surprised by the beauty of Ohio. Spruce Knob was 5th state and 25th county HP of the trip. Wonderful views; Mt Porte Crayon, Weiss Knob, Potomac valley and the Alleghany front. What a beautiful country we live in. Now over to my last county at Snowshoe and then the 300+ mile trip home (2100+ miles for the week) May take awhile to do the state HP's (Took me 17 years to do #20), too many places to go.


starship_jen - Oct 16, 2006 3:30 pm Date Climbed: Oct 15, 2006

Drove Up  Sucess!

This was the first of three highpoints for the day (WV, MD, PA). It was a beautiful day! Clear, brisk, and windy. I had the entire summit to myself. Great views! HP #23.


surgent - Sep 12, 2006 10:19 pm

In rain - and a car  Sucess!

Had tons of rain, so I wimped out and drove it. The walk to the lookout and area was wet. Would like to go back someday!

mad maximus

mad maximus - Aug 22, 2006 1:40 pm Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2006

Highpoint  Sucess!

Long drive through winding roads.. Does this state have a straight road anywhere? :)

royswkr - Aug 8, 2006 10:39 pm Date Climbed: May 16, 1989

Short hike up in fog  Sucess!

That WV mud sticks like crazy, went to my uncle's house afterwards and hosed off all I could while he was at work. When he got home he said, "That's awful dirty, you should use my hose and wash it off."


NavySeabee - Jul 21, 2006 10:30 pm Date Climbed: Apr 9, 2005

Route Climbed: From Parking Lot Date Climbed: April 9, 2005  Sucess!

HP #2. First of the "Highpoint Trifecta" of West Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania. Left from Virginia Beach at 6:00 am and didn't see one cloud all day!


jaygeekray - Jun 26, 2006 2:45 pm Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2004

Nice View  Sucess!

Drove up and walked the short path to the tower to enjoy the view. Nice change of pace between climbing Seneca Rocks and the Nelson Rocks Via Ferrata. Beautiful "Almost Heaven" country.


Holsti97 - Apr 23, 2006 11:45 am Date Climbed: Apr 14, 2006

Spruce Knob  Sucess!

Drove to Spruce Knob from Seneca Rocks, WV on long, rough, curvy road to summit parking lot. Thunderstorms. Cold and windy at the top. Hiked around on the nearby trails and met some interesting people. HP #15 and our 9th HP of the week.


Tracy - Mar 31, 2006 10:16 am Date Climbed: Mar 25, 2002

3rd state highoint in one day  Sucess!

Beautiful day. This was my ninth state high point and 3rd eastern state highpoint. Previous two done earlier the same day


koz - Jan 2, 2006 11:50 pm

Route Climbed: Drive-up Date Climbed: August 31, 2002  Sucess!

Highpoint #11 for me; first 2-HP day. Sadly the weather was cloudy and we had zero view.


straydog5 - Nov 4, 2005 10:46 pm

Route Climbed: Date Climbed: 2004 June 14  Sucess!

All Around, here you can find nice hikes. Nothing really hard, and nice views, specially in fall.


vanman798 - Oct 20, 2005 2:09 pm

Route Climbed: Drove up the road Date Climbed: May 2005

Nice views on the drive up to the top!

I've driven up to Spruce Knob twice. Once on labor day in 2001 and again on Memorial day weekend 2005.


TLP - Sep 27, 2005 12:16 pm

Route Climbed: drive-up Date Climbed: September 24, 2005  Sucess!

One of the roads was closed, so took the saw-mill run road. No view whatsoever on the top. Totally foggy. Interesting trees though.


sufferjoy - Mar 18, 2005 3:22 pm

Route Climbed: straight up through bush and all Date Climbed: Summer 1999  Sucess!

A night before, I drank too much, and in the morning I had a terrible hangover. I puked until noon.

My companions left for the Spruce Knob summit without me, and they walked on the road (you know, there is a road right to the summit).

Then something inside me told me I had to get moving to get better, so I stood up, picked up a bottle of water, and went on. I was about an hour behind my friends, so I decided to fuck the road and go straight up through woods, swamp, bush, rock, etc. Guess what... I was on the summit an hour before my friends got there!

I got it confirmed again: if you are sick, or confused, or in a bad mood, get your ass together and get moving, and everything will normalize.

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