Ascent of Spruce Knob on 2017-04-11
|Others in Party:||Heather Edwards|
|Date:||Tuesday, April 11, 2017|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Location:||USA-West Virginia|
| Elevation:||4861 ft / 1481 m|
Ascent Trip ReportDriving from Maryland after ascending Pennsylvania's Mount Davis the day before. We reached the summit at 10:15AM. A family with 3 young children were on the summit as well.
The open areas of the summit where blasted by a ceaseless wind, but was completely blocked by the entering the spruce grove surrounding the peak.
US Highest Point #11
Outlook near summit (2017-04-11). Photo by John Edwards.
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|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||20 ft / 6 m|
| Quality:||1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Weather:||Cool, Very Windy, Clear|
Beautiful 62 degree at summit with sustained 30 mph winds and 40+ gusts.
| Gain on way in:||20 ft / 6 m|
| Start Trailhead:||Spruce Knob parking lot trailhead 4841 ft / 1475 m|
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