Thursday, September 2, 2010

MD's Highest Point Hoye Crest

I was in the neighborhood and realized I have never been to the highest point in MD. Located on Backbone Mountain in the southern tip of Garrett County is the Hoye Crest. At 3360 it is the biggest elevation in the state. The hike is moderate in difficulty due to the elevation gain but the trail is easy to recognize and wide.

I met a father and son team from Oregon out 'peak bagging', attempting to climb the highest points in all 50 states. There is a picnic table at the top but no water source. As always remember pack it in pack it out