|The summit of Hoye Crest has panoramic views.|
Miles: I don't remember!
State Highpoint #4! Traveling through Western Maryland has been quite scenic. I knew from looking at a topographic map that it would be rugged but seeing it in person is much better. This morning I actually toured the famous Fallingwater House in the Laurel Highlands of Pennsylvania, a rather cultural visit on this otherwise wild road trip. Then I turned south and crossed a dozen back roads before coming though Oakland, Maryland. This was somewhat of a ski town and a frontier town that probably has great potential for adventure. I was sorry I was just passing though.
Meanwhile, I continued south, crossed US Route 50 and entered West Virginia. The summit lies almost on the border between the two states. The parking area is marked with a sign that says "Maryland High Point". Here's a map-
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|High Point Parking Area|
Just before the summit, the trail crosses the West Virginia-Maryland line and comes to an open area where pictures are the best. The summit itself is well maintained by the Highpointers Club. A register, picnic table and monument are all present.
|The summit of Maryland!|
|Clearing near the summit|
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