50states.com State Profile

50states.com has great information summarizing each state.
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Official Summit Benchmark Datasheet Histories

Richard Carey at peakbagging.com has put together a very useful list of summit benchmark information as well as the official U.S. Government datasheets on the history of the benchmark.
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U.S. State Highpoint Trip Reports

Post your trip reports here.
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NPS Reeling From Plan for 2,200 Home Development INSIDE New River Gorge National River Boundaries

The Charleston Gazette reports that Land Resource Companies of Atlanta wants to build a 2,200-home development along the banks of New River Gorge on 4,300 acres including 600 acres within the park boundaries. If built, the development would be visible from Diamond Point and Babcock State Park. The NPS had thought it had an agreement to buy the land from Rush Creek Land and $2 Million was allocated to work on the deal.


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Spruce Knob Summit Weather


Click for Seneca Rocks, West Virginia Forecast

Probably nobody is as obsessed with Spruce Knob weather as the Northern Virginia Astronomy Club which gathers during the new moon on weekends during warmer months at the Gatewood Campground at 4,000 feet just below the summit. The Campground has a weather station and so there’s a lot of info there. Here’s their Spruce Knob Weather page.which has links to everything available. The weather service now has some amazing data. (more…)


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Office Monongahela National Forest Spruce Knob Page

Spruce Knob is in Monongahela National Forest.

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Geography of Flight 93’s Crash Between Backbone Mountain and Mount Davis on September 11, 2001

The crash of United Flight 93 into the Alleghenies near Shanksville in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, has highlighted the region’s geography and even given rise to an urban legend (and have impacts on the state highpoints of Pennsylvania, Maryland and West Virginia).
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Spruce Knob, West Virginia, Trip Reports

You can read/post trip reports as comments at the end of this post
or
americasroof spruce knob trip reports.
or
summitpost spruce knob - this is an excellent site — feel free to cross post!


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Controversy Over Fifty 413 Foot Tall Wind Farms Near Spruce Knob

Many thanks to spookymike who points there is a controversy over a wind farm near Spruce Knob.

The matter is being discussed by a Yahoo group Spruceknob (aimed at astronomers seeking dark skies)

There’s a great deal of VERY CURRENT information on the background at johnrsweet.com.

According to a Charlestown Gazette newsstory the opposition is headed by the newly formed Friends of Beautiful Pendleton County.

Liberty Gap Wind Force hopes to build up to 50 wind turbines, each up to 413 feet tall, along a ridgetop just east of the South Branch of the Potomac River. The total generating capacity is between 70 and 100 megawatts.


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Charlestown WV Profile of 50-Completer Frank Buffum

Charlestown WV Profile of 50-Completer Frank Buffum


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