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Backbone Mountain, Maryland


Prominence: 80 ft, 24 m

Elevation: 3360+ feet, 1024+ meters


True Isolation: 1.24 mi, 2 km
Elevation Info:Elevation range: 3360 - 3380 ft
    (20-foot closed contour)
NAVD88 Elevation: 3360 ft / 1024 m
    (Range 3360 - 3380 ft)
Highest SummitHoye Crest
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)39° 14' 15'' N, 79° 29' 8'' W
39.237398, -79.485528 (Dec Deg)
630705 E 4344214 N, Zone 17 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceMaryland (Highest Point)
County/Second Level RegionGarrett (Highest Point)
Links

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Other Web Sites
     Backbone Mountain at SummitPost.org
     Hoye-Crest at ListsOfJohn.com
     Weather for Backbone Mountain at Mountain-Forecast.com
     CoHP.org Trip Report for Garrett, MD by Michael Schwartz
     CoHP.org Trip Report for Garrett, MD by Hans Haustein
     CoHP.org Trip Report for Garrett, MD by Tom Harper
     CoHP.org Trip Report for Garrett, MD by Don Desrosiers and Chip Clark
     CoHP.org Trip Report for Garrett, MD by Brennan Connelly

Weather and Snow
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     NOAA Snow Depth Map

Lists that contain Backbone Mountain:
     Contiguous 48 U.S. State High Points (Rank #30)
     U.S. State High Points (Rank #32)
     United States State/Territory High Points (Rank #33)
     EPIC List - States of the USA (Rank #47)
     Combined USA-Canada-Mexico State/Province High Points (Rank #69)
     CoHP High Five List (Rank #140)
     Northeastern USA CoHPs (Rank #46)
     Mid-Atlantic CoHPs (Rank #10)
     Maryland County High Points (Rank #1)
     High Points of Counties in 13 Original States (Rank #85)

Selected Guidebook(s) for this Peak:
       Fifty State Summits, Guide with Maps to State Highpoints (Zumwalt)
       Highpoints of the United States: A Guide to the Fifty State Summits (Holmes)
       Highpoint Adventures: The Complete Guide to the 50 State Highpoints (Winger)

Ascent Info

Total successful ascents logged by registered Peakbagger.com users: 770
     Show all viewable ascents/attempts (Total: 709)

Selected Trip Reports from this site:
     1969-04-20 by Fred Lobdell
     2001-05-25 by Scott Surgent
     2007-03-27 by Coby King (GPS Track)
     2010-07-27 by David Ohmer
     2010-11-17 by William Musser
     2011-06-03 by Keith Turner
     2011-12-03 by Jenn Grayson
     2012-06-25 by Alan Barber
     2012-07-01 by Mike Holland (GPS Track)
     2013-05-11 by Dave Dunham
     2013-07-27 by John Hasch
     2013-07-27 by Ryan Turner (GPS Track)
     2014-03-30 by Morris Zwick
     2014-07-16 by Chuck Engle (GPS Track)
     2014-12-31 by Vanessa Arnold
     2015-09-07 by David Odenwalder
     2016-08-30 by Austin Mueller
     2016-09-17 by Chris Gordon
     2016-10-07 by Jason Vogler
     2018-07-19 by Zackary Michek (GPS Track)
     2018-07-25 by Paul McClellan (GPS Track)
     2018-08-10 by Eric Davidson
     2018-12-26 by Badri Radhakrishnan
     2019-05-26 by Lane Jefferson (GPS Track)
     2019-06-15 by Paige Madden
     2019-09-20 by Mike Evano

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The wooded summit of Backbone Mountain, also known as Hoye Crest, high point of Maryland (2013-07-15). Photo by Peter Stone.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 80 ft/24 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 120 ft/36 m
  Line Parent: Backbone Mountain-Preston County High Point
  Key Col: 3280 ft/1000 m
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 1.24 mi/2 km
   Isolation Limit Point: 39.2233, -79.5
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Backbone Mountain-Preston County High Point  (SW)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Appalachian Mountains
Range3: Appalachian Plateaus
Range4: Allegheny Mountains
Range5: Northern Allegheny Mountains
Range6: Backbone Mountain
Ridges/DividesAppalachian Divide
Drainage Basins
Potomac
Chesapeake Bay
Atlantic-Eastern USA
Atlantic Ocean

Monongahela
Ohio
Mississippi
Gulf of Mexico
Atlantic Ocean
Topo MapDavis O39079b4 1:24,000
Route #1 Bushwhack: NW Slope bushwhack
Trailhead: US 219 2670 ft/814 m
Vertical Gain: 690 ft/210 m
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
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Other Photos

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Backbone Mountain, MD aka Hoye Crest (2014-06-29). Photo by Ronald Land.
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An easy trek to Hoye Crest. Light rain and low clouds made for a very comfortable hike. (2014-07-16). Photo by Chuck Engle.
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Not a bad view (2014-12-31). Photo by Vanessa Arnold.
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Fun little hike (2016-05-28). Photo by Scott Slayton.
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Trailhead Backbone Mountain, HP # 7 (2012-05-08). Photo by Iwan Auderset.
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High Point sign and marker (2018-12-26). Photo by Badri Radhakrishnan.
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Our Lady of Pines Church (2018-12-26). Photo by Badri Radhakrishnan.
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Start of Trail (2018-12-26). Photo by Badri Radhakrishnan.
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View from the Top (2018-12-26). Photo by Badri Radhakrishnan.
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A rare viewpoint on Maryland's Backbone Mountain. (2017-06-10). Photo by Chris Lecksell.
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