This weekend we decided to hit another high point. This time we drove up to Pennsylvania to Mount Davis. The highpoint is located in a State Forest and there are several hiking trails you can take. The trail/path to the highpoint is short though, maybe 200 feet from the parking lot. This was the first High Point that we took Muirna, our dog, to. She loves riding in cars and getting a chance to check out new areas. It was cool, but not cold and a little bit of wind. There is a sign next to the major road that appears to be marking the high point (in the first picture), but it’s not, you have to drive just a little further past to see the side road that leads up to the parking lot for the high point. The high point is marked by a big boulder (which I’m sitting on in one of the pictures below). Unfortunatly, I left the good digital camera at home, so had to resort to the Treo for pictures.

PA HighPoint Sign PA HighPoint

In January of 2004, we finally got around to hitting our second high point. For this trip, we went to West Virginia’s Spruce Knob. It was a little on the snowy side which made it an interesting and beautiful drive. Having a 4×4 helped, we passed a bmw that was being dragged up the side of a mountain from where it had slid off the road. The driver was fine, but the car had seen better days, he had managed to jump out before it slid off. Once we were at the top it was a spectacular view, but VERY windy. Here’s a shot of the view:

West Virginia HighPoint

In December 2002, my wife and I started our HighPoint trips with the Highest Point in Maryland, Blackbone Mountain. It was a little bit of a hike, but not much (maybe a mile total). The hardest part was just finding the turn off to the logging road you park on to hike from. Don’t have too many pictures, but here is one of the sign:

Maryland HighPoint sign.

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