Ascent of Backbone Mountain on 2015-10-19

Climber: Jimmy Bielli

Date:Monday, October 19, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Backbone Mountain
    Elevation:3360 ft / 1024 m

Ascent Trip Report

Parked on US 219 south of Silver Lake, WV at the small pull-off next to the blue "Maryland High Point" sign. A little over a mile gradual incline up to the summit. The Highpointers Club has taken great care of this one, with a summit register inside an old mailbox, including a guidebook to all 50 state high points inside it to look through, and a bench which it also looks like they've donated. Nice views of the surrounding farmland of western MD and eastern WV. Maybe a mile north of the trailhead, you can also stop by the smallest church in the lower 48 states... which is only maybe twice the size of my truck!
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear

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