Spruce Knob Climber's Log

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Joseph Claghorn

Joseph Claghorn - Jun 30, 2009 5:49 pm Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2009

HP #20  Sucess!

Easy drive-up with lots of parking...I wonder if those lots ever fill up?

dwhike

dwhike - Jun 25, 2009 11:42 am Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2009

HP #15  Sucess!

Views were amazing for late June! From the tower there isn't much to see but the short trail around the summit was very enjoyable.

LMatallana - Apr 4, 2009 12:08 am Date Climbed: Mar 15, 2009

Amazing Race  Sucess!

Justin Boyle HP #7, Luis Matallana HP #8
4 of 6 HPs for the weekend. Nice area. Worth coming back to with more time.

Outdooraholic

Outdooraholic - Dec 1, 2008 9:48 pm Date Climbed: Dec 1, 2008

Highpoint #5  Sucess!

Third highpoint in one day along with PN and MD. About 12-18 inches of snow on the peak along with high winds and 23 degrees temps made the drive up and the sprint to the tower a little challenging but It was a beautiful winter wonderland.

Avenger2354

Avenger2354 - Oct 23, 2008 2:48 pm

Spruce Knob

Not much of a challenge when you pretty much drive right up to the top. A very nice view though with a decent tower. My daughter loved the boulder area slightly below the summit.

BigCountry

BigCountry - Oct 3, 2008 6:48 pm

Cool summit  Sucess!

Nice bouldering near the summit

BCJ

BCJ - Aug 30, 2008 8:14 pm Date Climbed: Oct 9, 2007

#12  Sucess!

Nice.

kavak

kavak - Aug 26, 2008 10:06 am Date Climbed: May 14, 1998

Drive Up  Sucess!

This was the first of three state highpoints for the day. Maybe it was the early hour but I was the only one there. It is or was a surprisingly undeveloped in the area. Good views from the tower.

Chinigo

Chinigo - Aug 13, 2008 11:36 am Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2002

HP #6  Sucess!

I (with my wife (Tracy) and son (Alex), then almost 2 yrs old) did this as part of our first family HP trip.

It was late in the day and we arrived at the top (driving, of course) at sunset. I recommend this - it was beautiful. There was a photographer there, too, capturing the sunset.

Redwic

Redwic - Aug 5, 2008 8:25 am Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2008

Very Nice HP!!!  Sucess!

I was anticipating a big hike up the mountain to Spruce Knob, due to road construction which was supposed to start the day before at the Intersection of FR-104 & FR-112. To my surprise, and delight, construction was delayed and I was able to park at the actual parking lot. The view from this highpoint is spectacular. This was the first of seven HPs (plus Washington, D.C.) I would reach in two days' time. HP #25 for me!!! Halfway there!!!

redmond - Jul 13, 2008 7:35 pm Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2008

A walk from the parking lot to HP #12  Sucess!

Last of 3 highpoints in 24 hours. Drove to the area from NYC the night before and was able to hit Mt. Davis before nightfall. Got up early and made it to Backbone and Spruce Knob the by the next afternoon. Great trip, amazing countryside everywhere. Not too hard on my legs, I have to give my truck the majority of the credit for surving it all.

2skinners - Jun 3, 2008 5:27 am Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2008

HP #11 Drive up, 2nd HP of the day  Sucess!

Drove up to this highpoint with my wife after reaching the top of Maryland just a bit earlier. Prettiest views I have seen from the East Coast mountains so far, although I know there are better ones coming. Beautiful drive to the top though. Whispering Spruce trail is definately worth the 5-10 minute stroll. The views from the trail are better than from the tower.

WoundedKnee

WoundedKnee - May 27, 2008 12:21 pm Date Climbed: May 26, 2008

Stroll from the trailhead  Sucess!

The brutal 900 foot hike from the parking lot up top. Did this at the end of a 30-mile hiking weekend so I didn't feel too guilty.

Cascade Scrambler

Cascade Scrambler - May 18, 2008 11:04 am Date Climbed: May 17, 2008

Windy!  Sucess!

Beautiful views. HP #6 for the Mrs., #8 for me.

Zac Finley

Zac Finley - Apr 22, 2008 2:23 pm Date Climbed: Mar 26, 2007

Fun drive  Sucess!

Drove up for a cloudy and windy sunrise. Just as the sun came up the snow started to fall.

Sam Page

Sam Page - Apr 21, 2008 9:41 pm

Rain  Sucess!

I hiked up here as part of a soggy backpacking trip with Eric Wentzel and Jimmy Kale in fall 1993 (I think).

Tbacon251

Tbacon251 - Feb 10, 2008 12:22 pm Date Climbed: Feb 9, 2008

Nice  Sucess!

Made the summit on Feb 9th, 2008, on a cold and windy day. I could not find the USGS marker. I did find a hole I thought it once sat in. Shame.

jimegan

jimegan - Feb 7, 2008 12:21 pm Date Climbed: Nov 13, 2004

SPRUCE KNOB  Sucess!

FINAL PK OF A SWING THRU PA/MD/WV FROM OHIO. ICE FOG COATED THE TREES AND MADE THE DRIVE TREACHEROUS

chugach mtn boy

chugach mtn boy - Dec 7, 2007 12:24 pm Date Climbed: Nov 25, 1981

N Ridge in snow  Sucess!

A great early winter overnight over the Huckleberry Trail. The ridge has a nice open feel in places as though it brushes treeline--more like the New England ranges than anything farther south.

eric-griz

eric-griz - Nov 9, 2007 9:48 pm Date Climbed: May 31, 2004

Drove, yuck  Sucess!

Short on time so I drove to the parking lot near the summit and walked the short trail to the tower. I'll have to visit again to hike to the top.

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