Ascent of Spruce Knob on 2011-08-12

Climber: Tom Layton

Date:Friday, August 12, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Spruce Knob
    Location:USA-West Virginia
    Elevation:4861 ft / 1481 m

Ascent Trip Report

From VA 28, I drove up 17 miles of mostly gravel road before I discovered there was a paved road on the other side (US 33).

The BM is at a corner of the summit tower. The Whispering Spruce Trail that encircles the summit has better views than the tower.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:20 ft / 6 m
    Elevation Loss:20 ft / 6 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:20 ft / 6 m
    Distance:0.2 mi / 0.3 km
    Route:Whispering Spruce Trail
    Trailhead:Summit parking lot  4841 ft / 1475 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:20 ft / 6 m
    Distance:0.4 mi / 0.6 km
    Trailhead:4841 ft / 1475 m

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