Mount Davis Climber's Log

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woodstrider - Oct 17, 2006 3:49 pm

Hitting the highpoints  Sucess!

Arriving at dusk we drove to the top


starship_jen - Oct 16, 2006 3:37 pm Date Climbed: Oct 15, 2006

Drive Up  Sucess!

Third of three HP's for the day (WV, MD, PA). This marks my half-way point--HP #25! Nice clear day!

mad maximus

mad maximus - Aug 22, 2006 1:37 pm Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2006

Another HP down  Sucess!

Beautiful area. Nice for camping.


jaygeekray - Aug 11, 2006 7:58 pm Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2003

State High Point / Great Views  Sucess!

Took the kids to visit the temporary Flight 93 memorial in Shanksville, PA and then drove down to Mt Davis. There is an observation tower to get you above the tree tops. There are also a number of nice hiking trails and historical/geographic markers around the summit. Very low key consistent with it being such a low elevation for a state high point.

royswkr - Aug 8, 2006 10:49 pm Date Climbed: Apr 10, 1991

Drive up to short nature trail  Sucess!



Tbacon251 - Jul 31, 2006 12:21 pm Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2006

No view from the top  Sucess!

Made the summit of Mt Davis after driving 7 hours to get there. It was very hazy so there was no view from the fire tower. We were going to camp in the area, but it was VERY dirty so I spoke with a ranger who said that he would not camp in the area if he was us. So, we left and went to Maryland’s H.P. and camped near there.


NavySeabee - Jul 21, 2006 10:37 pm Date Climbed: Apr 9, 2005

Route Climbed: Mt. Davis Trail  Sucess!

HP #4...and Mt. Davis makes 3 (for the day). Nice drive through the PA countryside with some real good views from the tower.


RyanS - May 20, 2006 4:20 pm Date Climbed: May 19, 2006


It was rainy and windy, but Erin and I hiked up the stairs to the top of the observation tower. We saw the lone pine tree that's featured on this page, but not much else.


big_g - May 8, 2006 7:25 pm Date Climbed: May 6, 2006

HPT  Sucess!

Passing by on the way to WV and thought we'd visit PA's roof. Weather was good. I thought some of the rock formations down the street would make decent crevasse rescue practice.

Scott Wisher

Scott Wisher - May 3, 2006 2:21 am Date Climbed: Apr 29, 2006

Mount Davis via High Point Trail

My girlfriend completed her first state highpoint on Mount Davis. It was a pleasure to have her along for a hobby that I usually tackle alone. Hopefully, she'll complete some more with me soon.

The metal topographic map atop the adjacent observation tower really gives you a sense of the surrounding area.

To see more pictures from this highpoint, click here.


Holsti97 - Apr 23, 2006 11:40 am Date Climbed: Apr 13, 2006

Mount Davis  Sucess!

"We are not that far from Mount Davis you know," I said to my wife at 7:30 PM while we finished hiking on Backbone Mt. the HP of Maryland. So we got in the car and drove through a thunderstorm in the dark to Salisbury, PA. The driving seemed more difficult than walking through crevasses on Rainier. Visibility was poor and I thought I was going to drive off the road. Don't they ever paint the highway lines in PA? Drove to the summit parking lot and found the HP and benchmark on a rock in the dark. Left summit at about 9:30 PM and still had to drive to Seneca Rocks, WV to get to our cabin. HP #14.


Tracy - Mar 31, 2006 10:23 am Date Climbed: Mar 25, 2002

Unique landscape for a guy from out west.  Sucess!

My seventh state high point and the first of three in one day. Nice tower! I was in Pittsburgh on business and took an extra day to see the highest "mountains" of Pennsylvania, Maryland, and West Virginia.


koz - Jan 2, 2006 11:48 pm

Route Climbed: Drive-up Date Climbed: August 31, 2002  Sucess!

Highpoint #10; part of a family trip. First 2-HP day for me.


TLP - Sep 27, 2005 11:48 am

Date Climbed: September 24, 2005  Sucess!

Drove up to this highpoint. Was okay, nothing spectacular. Lots of fields of corn, and cows in the area. Beer bottles and graffiti thanks to the locals, must have gotten bored with cow-tipping.


hgrapid - Aug 21, 2005 6:23 pm

Route Climbed: Multiple trails Date Climbed: 8/21/05  Sucess!

2nd time at Mount Davis, 1st time there since I adopted this page. It was a nice day, but pretty hot. All the trails were way too overgrown.

Steve Gruhn - Jan 30, 2005 5:31 pm

Date Climbed: Novmeber 8, 2001  Sucess!

Easy walk.


mtsptfam - Dec 16, 2004 12:45 pm

Route Climbed: Drive up and then climb up the tower Date Climbed: April 27, 2003  Sucess!

My wife and I made this our 3rd highpoint. Amish guys in buggys racing on the dirt road to the top. Trees for miles around are dead. Heard that it had to do with the previous years ice storm. If all these trees fall, you'll get a pretty good view even without the tower.


phillinley - Sep 24, 2004 1:00 am

Date Climbed: 2002  Sucess!

Second state highpoint. should have done it in winter.


Chris - Mar 22, 2004 10:16 pm

Date Climbed: Summer 1996  Sucess!

Nice views from the top, at least for PA :-)


hgrapid - Mar 6, 2004 5:34 pm

Route Climbed: drove, walked 1/4 mile to summit Date Climbed: 9/15/01  Sucess!

Mt. Davis is a big wide mountain, with a long steep drive to the top. I took a highpoint trip to West Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. Davis was my last one of the day. Nice view for PA Dutch Country, but nothing too special.

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