Tag Archives: West Virginia

Mountain Institute Places Solar Array on Spruce Knob Mountain Center

The Mountain Institute has placed a 3.055 kilowatt photovoltaic array atop its Spruce Knob Mountain Center in West Virginia. The institute which also owns the mountain.org domain has yerts in the complex.

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Light Pollution On Spruce Knob Summit Moves Stargazers Down the Mountain

Here’s an interesting article on the astronomy events on Spruce Knob. They historically had been at the summit but there was too much traffic (even one car can ruin a shot) so they have moved down the mountain to the … Continue reading

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Almost Heaven Star Party September 3-7 On Spruce Knob

The Almost Heaven Star Party will be September 3-7 on Spruce Knob.

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4 Shot in Spurce Knob Camping Area

WBOY reports that four people were shot on Saturday, May 1, at the Spruce Knob Lake camping area following a road rage incident. Another report that the shooter was among the wounded after he shot himself in the foot. None … Continue reading

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West Virginia Is No Longer Wild, Wonderful

West Virginia has replaced its “Wild, Wonderful” motto with “Open for Business.”

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Environmental Impact Statement Comment Period for Spruce Knob

The Monongahela National Forest, in West Virginia, is now accepting public comments on the proposed Forest Plan and draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) until November 14, 2005 for areas including Spruce Knob.

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80 Foot Fatal Fall at Raven Rocks on Appalachian Trail in West Virginia

Leeburgs Today reports Michael Baldoni, 18, fell 80 feet off the Appalachian Trail near Raven Rocks in West Virginia.

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Star Party At Spruce Knob — Home of Darkest Skies in the East

WVEC reports the Northern Virginia Astronomy Club and and the Virginia Outdoor Lighting Task Force plan to hold an “Almost Heaven Party” on Spruce Knob which they say has the darkest skies on the east coast.

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Peter Thompson’s Geology of Highpoints

Peter Thompson at the University of New Hampshire has an elegant and comprehensive description website about the geology of the highpoints of each state.

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State County Highpoints

County Highpoints is the defacto website and forum for highpointers. Once you visit the 50 states, you’ve caught the bug and next logical spot are the 3,500+ county highpoints.

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