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Video from Pennsylvania's highest point

Postby MDZ » Tue Jul 20, 2010 2:40 pm

This is a video that I shot from the top of Mount Davis, the higest point in Pennsylvania. I am doing the videos as part of a fundraiser, so feel free to ignore the first 10-15 seconds. The rest of the video about the highpoint itself. Hope you enjoy it!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDZg8HgJxJs
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Postby simonov » Tue Jul 20, 2010 3:13 pm

3,213 feet? We have a mountain nearly twice as tall as that right here in Orange County, CA.

Ironic, then, how my Pennsylvanian uncle once came here and scoffed at California's mountains. I wonder what he was thinking.
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Postby James_W » Tue Jul 20, 2010 3:23 pm

redneck wrote:3,213 feet? We have a mountain nearly twice as tall as that right here in Orange County, CA.

Ironic, then, how my Pennsylvanian uncle once came here and scoffed at California's mountains. I wonder what he was thinking.


I doubt he had seen what California has to offer. The most impressive eastern mountains are hills.
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Postby simonov » Tue Jul 20, 2010 3:37 pm

MikeTX wrote:no doubt that the mountains in california are far more spectacular, but the ruggedness of the trails in pennsylvania have earned the state a reputation. AT hikers are often quoted as saying pennsylvania is where old boots go to die. perhaps this was what your uncle was thinking of.


So Pennsylvania is famous for crappy trails?
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Postby Alpinist » Tue Jul 20, 2010 3:53 pm

There's no comparison between the Eastern mountains and the Western mountains of the US. However, it's also not accurate to think that all Eastern mountains are crap. Size isn't everything, and there are many spectacular mountains and worthy climbs on the east coast. To name a few:

Mt Washington

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Postby mrchad9 » Tue Jul 20, 2010 5:24 pm

Alpinist wrote:There's no comparison between the Eastern mountains and the Western mountains of the US. However, it's also not accurate to think that all Eastern mountains are crap. Size isn't everything, and there are many spectacular mountains and worthy climbs on the east coast. To name a few:

Mt Washington...

Scary!!! That's one of the 10 most dangerous mountains in the world!
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Postby Sarah Simon » Tue Jul 20, 2010 5:30 pm

James_W wrote:
redneck wrote:3,213 feet? We have a mountain nearly twice as tall as that right here in Orange County, CA.

Ironic, then, how my Pennsylvanian uncle once came here and scoffed at California's mountains. I wonder what he was thinking.


I doubt he had seen what California has to offer. The most impressive eastern mountains are hills.


I find quiet solace in the eastern mountains. I love the feel of the dark, ancient woods. The wildflowers and blooming trees and bushes are amazing. The giant trees, the moss, the critters everywhere. Springtime is so green it almost hurts your eyes and the autumn leaves are a wild riot of color.

I love the eastern mountains. I have never understood this strange need to disparage these peaks. They are not "worse" than western mountains in any way - just different.
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Postby simonov » Tue Jul 20, 2010 9:33 pm

sarah.simon wrote:I love the eastern mountains. I have never understood this strange need to disparage these peaks. They are not "worse" than western mountains in any way - just different.


Just SHORTER.
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Postby Chris » Tue Jul 20, 2010 9:58 pm

Alpinist wrote: Size isn't everything


That's not what she said. :lol:
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Postby mrchad9 » Tue Jul 20, 2010 10:04 pm

Alpinist wrote:Image
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Just noticed the perspective of those last two photos. I like comparisons like that.
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Postby dskoon » Tue Jul 20, 2010 11:43 pm

mrchad9 wrote:
Alpinist wrote:Image
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Just noticed the perspective of those last two photos. I like comparisons like that.


Yep, that is pretty cool.
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Postby Castlereagh » Wed Jul 21, 2010 4:03 am

I liked Mt. Davis. It was in a nice rural area, the pastures and farmlands leading there were all very charming, and the 360 degree views from the top of the tower were pastoral, pretty, and calming to the senses. No mountaineering feat, for sure, but you don't expect to find that in Pennsylvania anyhow.
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