Spruce Knob Climber's Log

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



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 - 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.


weeds19 - Sep 27, 2007 12:29 am Date Climbed: Oct 26, 2001

Quick trip  Sucess!

I was in DC for some meetings and wanted to pick up the 3 state highpoints in the area so I did a whilwind tour of WV, PA, and MD.


tioga - Sep 15, 2007 10:57 pm

Backward Climb  Sucess!

My family was on vacation in nearby Black Water Falls State Park and decided to climb this mountain. Actually did it in reverse. Since we could not find a hiking trail on the drive up, we started at the top, hiked down and then back up to our car.

Bark Eater

Bark Eater - Aug 26, 2007 4:18 pm Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2007

Nice trip!  Sucess!

Beautiful park. It was 75F and breezy at the top, probably 95F in the valley. Highly recommend the side trip to Spruce Knob Lake. The dogs had a great time swimming in it!


Koonsy - Aug 16, 2007 11:48 am

Spruce  Sucess!

Great views from the top and the drive down was entertaining.


akashiru - Aug 4, 2007 11:07 pm Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2007

Third of the day  Sucess!

Beautiful views, great day. Awesome time with my hiking buddy.


Dubs - Aug 3, 2007 12:07 pm Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2007

Three of Three  Sucess!

Beautiful Views after a long drive up to the top. We could easily see rain storms to the West.


Lips74 - Jul 23, 2007 5:19 pm Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2007

Drive Up  Sucess!

Easy summer walk. Beautiful clear day and some wide ranging views.


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.

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