Ascent of Backbone Mountain on 2011-10-27

Climber: Dawn Meyer

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Thursday, October 27, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Backbone Mountain
    Elevation:3360 ft / 1024 m

Ascent Trip Report

Had to find the trailhead and parking spot on 219 in rain in the late afternoon. Was cold and drizzling/light rain but kept warm by quickly managing the wet and slippery logging road. Lot of leaves and wet rocks and water flowing. Decided to go in tennis shoes instead of boots, but it was ok. Just a few slips and some seepage. To WV/MD border marker then out in open along cairned path to summit with sign and log book. Unfortunately no view at all due to rain and clouds. Down in short time, right before it started to get dark, slightly wet.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:700 ft / 213 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Route:Logging Road
    Trailhead:2660 ft / 810 m
    Grade/Class:Class 1, Grade I
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Drizzle, Cool, Breezy, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Time:30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:15 Minutes

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