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Tag Archives: West Virginia
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.
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
The Almost Heaven Star Party will be September 3-7 on Spruce Knob.
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
West Virginia has replaced its “Wild, Wonderful” motto with “Open for Business.”
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.
Leeburgs Today reports Michael Baldoni, 18, fell 80 feet off the Appalachian Trail near Raven Rocks in West Virginia.
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.
Peter Thompson at the University of New Hampshire has an elegant and comprehensive description website about the geology of the highpoints of each state.
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.