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Maryland Highpoint - Backbone Mountain - 3360 ft

6 June 2005, 7:10 pm.  Highpoint #24.
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After hiking in the rain to the top of Mount Davis, PA, earlier in the day, I drove to the trailhead to the Maryland highpoint, and set out at 6:45.  There was no rain here, but it was hot and very humid.  I followed the orange blazed logging road to where the trail splits off to the left, then followed this to State Line marker #3, then to the summit at 7:10 pm.  The mailbox at the top has a register as well as some highpoint certificates that you are now entitled to.  I took a short break at the picnic table at the top, as a deer scattered, then returned to the trailhead.  Most of the work is done by the time the trail splits off from the road.  During the day, I passed from Ohio, to West Virginia, then Pennsylvania, West Virginia again, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, Maryland and finally into West Virginia one last time.  No wonder I was a little short on time!

Backbone Mountain summit, with sign, mailbox and flag.

A closer look at the sign.

Views from the summit.

State Line Marker #3.


Highpoint Adventures, Charlie and Diane Winger, Colorado Mountain Club Press, 2002.
Highpoints of the United States, Don W. Holmes, University of Utah Press, 2000.