Ascent of Backbone Mountain on 2015-07-04

Climber: Walter Blume

Date:Saturday, July 4, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Backbone Mountain
    Elevation:3360 ft / 1024 m

Ascent Trip Report

A pleasant hike up from road, hiked up with dog Chunk. There are signs for a "marker #3" as well as the highpoint, so I hiked to "marker #3" and discovered that the rocks there are extremely slippery. It is a triangular concrete marker that marks the point where the border to West Virginia takes a turn.
There is a nice view just prior to the summit, but you don't know it if it is cloudy.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:660 ft / 201 m
    Total Elevation Loss:660 ft / 201 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:660 ft / 201 m
    Distance:1.2 mi / 1.9 km
    Start Trailhead:road  2700 ft / 822 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:660 ft / 201 m
    End Trailhead:road  2700 ft / 822 m

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