Visiting Spruce Knob was just a dream for a long time–until last weekend! Thank you! to everyone who made it possible—and for hiking through the windy wilderness with me.
By the way, how does West Virginia’s highest point compare with other “high places” in the US???
Highest Points of the Eastern States:
- North Carolina: 6,684 ft (Mount Mitchell)
- Tennessee: 6,643 ft (Clingmans Dome)
- Virginia: 5,729 ft (Mount Rogers)
- West Virginia: 4,863 ft (Spruce Knob)
- Georgia: 4,784 ft (Brasstown Bald)
- Maryland 3,360 (Backbone Mountain)
- Pennsylvania: 3,213 (Mount Davis)
Beyond the somewhat lower elevations of Pennsylvania, New England’s highest points by state are in the exact same height range:
New York & Maine = about 5,300 ft.
Vermont = about 4,300 ft.
Also . . .
– West of the Mississippi River, states with comparable highest points to West Virginia are: North Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, and Oklahoma.
– And believe it or not, mean (average) elevations are relatively close for all of the following states: Oklahoma (1,300 ft.) West Virginia (1,500 ft.) Texas (1,700 ft.), Alaska (1,900 ft.), and Kansas (2,000)—all well below the national average, about 2,500 ft.