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Backbone Mountain, Maryland


Prominence: 80 ft, 24 m

Elevation: 3360+ feet, 1024+ meters


Approx. Isolation: 1.4 mi, 2.26 km
Elevation Info:Elevation range: 3360 - 3380 ft
    (20-foot closed contour)
NAVD88 Elevation: 3360 ft / 1024 m
    (Range 3360 - 3380 ft)
Highest SummitHoye Crest
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)39° 14' 15'' N; 79° 29' 8'' W
39.237398, -79.485528 (Dec Deg)
630705E 4344214N Zone 17 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceMaryland (Highest Point)
County/Second Level RegionGarrett (Highest Point)
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Other Web Sites
     CoHP.org Trip Report for Garrett, MD by Michael Schwartz
     CoHP.org Trip Report for Garrett, MD by Hans Haustein
     CoHP.org Trip Report for Garrett, MD by Tom Harper
     CoHP.org Trip Report for Garrett, MD by Don Desrosiers and Chip Clark
     CoHP.org Trip Report for Garrett, MD by Brennan Connelly

Lists that contain Backbone Mountain:
     Maryland County High Points (Rank #1)
     Mid-Atlantic CoHPs (Rank #10)
     Contiguous 48 U.S. State High Points (Rank #30)
     United States State High Points (plus DC) (Rank #32)
     U.S. State High Points (Rank #32)
     United States State/Territory High Points (Rank #33)
     Northeastern USA CoHPs (Rank #46)
     Combined USA-Canada-Mexico State/Province High Points (Rank #69)
     CoHP High Five List (Rank #140)

Selected Guidebook(s) for this Peak:
       Fifty State Summits, Guide with Maps to State Highpoints (Zumwalt)
       Highpoints of the United States: A Guide to the Fifty State Summits (Holmes)

Selected Trip Reports from this site:
     1984-06-02 by Greg Slayden (GPS Track)
     1990-08-04 by Greg Slayden (GPS Track)
     2006-08 by Victor Zhou
     2010-07-27 by David Ohmer
     2010-08-08 by Drew Gajan
     2010-11-17 by William Musser
     2011-03-14 by Stephen Wark
     2011-08-18 by Ron Stangeland
     2011-10-15 by Peter Zarabozo
     2011-10-27 by Dawn Weaver
     2011-12-03 by Jenn Grayson
     2011-12-25 by Douglas Knipple
     2012-06-25 by Alan Barber
     2012-07-01 by Mike Holland (GPS Track)
     2013-03-27 by Nicholas Ligon
     2013-05-11 by Dave Dunham
     2013-05-28 by Jamie Bakken
     2013-07-15 by Peter Stone
     2013-07-27 by John Hasch
     2013-08-02 by Bill Reese
     2014-02-18 by Wayne Snyder
     2014-03-30 by Morris Zwick
     2014-08-13 by Mike Guethle

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The wooded summit of Backbone Mountain, also known as Hoye Crest, high point of Maryland (2013-07-15). Photo by Peter Stone.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 80 ft/24 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 120 ft/36 m
  Line Parent: Backbone Mountain-Preston County High Point
  Key Col: 3280 ft/1000 m
Isolation1.4 mi/2.26 km
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Backbone Mountain-Preston County High Point  (SW)
Isolation distance is based on NHN and is slightly overstated.
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Appalachian Mountains
Range3: Appalachian Plateaus
Range4: Allegheny Mountains
Range5: Northern Allegheny Mountains
Range6: Backbone Mountain
Ridges/DividesAppalachian Divide
Drainage Basins
Potomac
Chesapeake Bay
Atlantic Ocean


Monongahela
Ohio
Mississippi
Gulf of Mexico
Atlantic Ocean
Topo MapDavis O39079b4 1:24,000
Route #1 Bushwhack: NW Slope bushwhack
Trailhead: US 219 2670 ft/814 m
Vertical Gain: 690 ft/210 m
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Backbone Mountain, MD aka Hoye Crest (2014-06-29). Photo by Ronald Land.
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