Ascent of Spruce Knob on 2005-11-28

Climber: Brian Webb

Date:Monday, November 28, 2005
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Spruce Knob
    Location:USA-West Virginia
    Elevation:4861 ft / 1481 m

Ascent Trip Report

I had a fascinating drive up the mountain to "see" Spruce Knob. I was at the end of a long day of driving that included 3 other state highpoints. It was already dark, but having many miles yet to go, I decided to check this one off my list even if I didn't actually see the view.

I proceeded up the mountain in the dark, amidst drizzling rain. Swirling mists billowed across the road and wrapped around my car as I slowly climbed my way up the dirt road. There was an almost eerie silence. When I finally got to the top, I proceeded out to the overlook and looked out in the darkness. Beautiful! Despite not seeing a thing, the whole scene with falling rain and swirling mist was beautiful. I locked that memory in my mind and proceeded down the mountain to find a free place to stay - which I finally did on the back porch of a church.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:10 ft / 3 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.2 mi / 0.3 km
    Trailhead:4851 ft / 1478 m
    Weather:Raining, Cool, Windy, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Time:5 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:5 Minutes

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