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Ascent of Backbone Mountain on 2015-12-22

Climber: Curtis Bowden

Others in Party:Daniel
Date:Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Backbone Mountain
    Location:USA-Maryland
    Elevation:3360 ft / 1024 m

Ascent Trip Report

A surprisingly fantastic night hike up to Maryland's highest point: out of the three we did that today (WV, MD, PA), this one required the most routefinding, physical exertion, and time. A hike through the woods with a few turns here and there eventually led one out to an open area, almost a summit ridge. Doing this on a foggy night gave it a mystical feeling; lights from the small towns on either side of us made us feel higher up and further out than we probably actually were. Nice highpointers mementos at the top, and only one of the three to have a log book.
Summary Total Data
    Grade/Class:1
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
Ascent Part of Trip: CB and DB HP WV, MD, PA

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDate
1Spruce Knob2015-12-22
2Backbone Mountain2015-12-22
3Mount Davis2015-12-22
6Potato Hill2015-05-20



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