Ascent of Spruce Knob on 2009-07-02

Climber: James Barlow

Others in Party:Aidan Barlow
Date:Thursday, July 2, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Spruce Knob
    Location:USA-West Virginia
    Elevation:4861 ft / 1481 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was my 6 year old son Aidan's biggest hike yet. We wanted to avoid the road up and all of the tourists that come with it. Aidan prefers hiking up mountains, not driving up them. Luckily it had rained the day before and the entire mountain range was covered in clouds. We managed to make the summit in time for a late lunch on top and found the place nearly deserted. What a treat to have a peak with a road up it practically to ourselves the day before the 4th of July weekend! We wandered the paths near the summit and then made our way back down to the car.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1061 ft / 323 m
    Extra Gain:80 ft / 24 m
    Route:Lumberjack Trail to Huckelberry Trail
    Trailhead:3960 ft / 1207 m

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