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Ascent of Backbone Mountain on 2012-07-26

Climber: Joe McGillian

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Thursday, July 26, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Backbone Mountain
    Location:USA-Maryland
    Elevation:3360 ft / 1024 m

Ascent Trip Report

Small parking areas along the side of the road away from the mountain. Cross the road and the trail winds it's way up to the peak quickly. Pretty well marked and easy to follow in most places. Views from the the ridgleine just before the summit were better than expected, overlooking a large valley below. The summit area with cairn, register, picnic bench were nice and a good little place for lunch.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:700 ft / 213 m
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Hot, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:700 ft / 213 m
    Distance:1.1 mi / 1.8 km
    Start Trailhead:2660 ft / 810 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Backbone Ridge

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Backbone Mountain2012-07-26 a700 ft / 213 m
2Backbone Mountain-Preston County High Point2012-07-26 b40 ft / 12 m
Total Trip Gain: 740 ft / 225 m    Total Trip Loss: 740 ft / 226 m



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