Spruce Knob Climber's Log

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starship_jen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

EastKing

EastKing - Feb 10, 2005 3:09 pm

Route Climbed: Summit Road to trail Date Climbed: July and Oct (twice) 98', July 99'  Sucess!

Never signed the summit log due to the fact that my car went up 99% of the mountain. Loop trail though has great views.

Steve Gruhn - Jan 30, 2005 5:32 pm

Route Climbed: From Parking Lot Date Climbed: November 8, 2001  Sucess!

Easy walk.

mtsptfam

mtsptfam - Dec 16, 2004 12:35 pm

Route Climbed: Uh, We walked from the car to the observation tower Date Climbed: April 21, 2001  Sucess!

Well, this was my second high point. West Virginia is very beautiful and if you catch it on a clear day it is very panoramic. I didn't, so my wife and I were treated to high winds and lots of fog. God is so creative in His creation.

climber404

climber404 - Oct 8, 2004 3:42 pm

Route Climbed: The big unpaved one Date Climbed: June, 04  Sucess!

Not much of a hike, but the kids enjoyed it. Great views.

phillinley

phillinley - Sep 24, 2004 12:39 am

Date Climbed: May 21, 2004  Sucess!

My friend had to be dropped off half way up he was going to lose his cookies. I loved the windy road!

MtnWoman

MtnWoman - Apr 3, 2004 11:37 pm

Route Climbed: short one from parking lot Date Climbed: June 2003  Sucess!

Good bouldering to be done just off the trail. Pretty trail.

Chris

Chris - Mar 22, 2004 10:23 pm

Route Climbed: Forest Service Road Date Climbed: Summer 1996  Sucess!

Well, I guess this wasn't really a climb, but hey, it's another highpoint. Good views, nice country.

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