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Ascent of Backbone Mountain on 2011-08-18

Climber: Ron Stangeland

Others in Party:Bryan Stangeland
Date:Thursday, August 18, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Backbone Mountain
    Location:USA-Maryland
    Elevation:3360 ft / 1024 m

Ascent Trip Report

Second of 8 high point summits by my son, Bryan, and I over a span of 3 days. Drove from Mt. Davis in PA to this high point and unforunately turned off too quick down a dirt/gravel road following our GPS up to what we thought would be the summit. We backed tracked to HW 219 and discovered we just needed to drive up the road a little further south and saw a small sign and shoulder wide enough to park on. Then, we hiked up the trail (a little over a mile) to what we thought was the summit, but turned out to be a stone marker on the W.VA and MD border. Seeing another area close by that appeared to be a little higher in elevation (perhaps 100yds) we followed it to the actual summit. A summit sign was there along with register book and you could even take a small certificate showing you had reached the summit! That was a first. Did not see any other hikers at the top but did encounter a hiker on the way down..
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Maintained Trail



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