Backbone Mountain, August 10, 2009September 2 2009 at 11:52 PM
Response to Backbone Mountain, Maryland (3,360 Feet)
After leaving Elkins, West Virginia, having visited Spruce Knob the pervious day, we headed up U.S. 219 to Maryland's highest point.
We had to drive buy the forest service road a couple of times before we noticed the sign on a tree for Maryland's highpoint. The chain across the road was down, so we drove a short distance up the road to a clearing and parked there. I enjoyed this highpoint, because it took some effort to get there. I thought it was a very nice hike up to the summit.
As soon as we got to the summit, a helicopter came up from the valley, as if it were checking us out.
When we got back down to U.S. 219, a group from Pennsylvania was preparing to hike up to the summit.
Summit number 4 for me, and number 2 for my high school friend. Now, on to Pennsylvania!