Spruce Knob, WV (6-24-09) - dwhike
Looking northwest from the same spot as the previous photo...I was amazed at how little man had made his mark on the surrounding terrain.  It was wonderful...

Spruce Knob, WV (6-24-09)

Spruce Knob, my 15th highpoint, is typical of mid-Atlantic highpoints in that it is simply the highest bump along a long, high ridge. What makes it unique is that, due to its relatively high elevation (4,863'), it is covered by a Spruce forest quite similar to what I am used to near my home in Michigan. A fine, albeit short, trail loops around the summit area allowing the opportunity to really explore this unique environment...

Trailhead GPS Coordinates:  38.701913, -79.531263

Hike Length: 1.5 miles                       Hike Duration: 1:00

Trailhead Temp: 55'F

Min. Elevation: 4,750'                        Max. Elevation: 4,863'

Total Vertical Gain: 113'                   Avg. Elevation Gain / Mile: 75'