Mount Davis Climber's Log

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BigPond1 - Nov 10, 2010 9:45 am Date Climbed: Oct 17, 2010

My 1st Highpoint  Sucess!

I grew up in PA and decided that this was a good place to start "highpointing". Traveled to PA for a week long camping/ adventure/ homesick cure trip. Beautiful drive thru rural PA to this summit. Very easy to find and empty when I got there. Climbed the firetower and almost got blown off by the wind. Nice spot on the earth.


BConley - Sep 6, 2010 6:10 pm Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2010

Great HP  Sucess!

Had a little confusion finding the actual HP. Turned out I just didnt go far enough down the road saw the Maryland HP road sign and didnt drive past it to the road leading to the actual HP. Once we found it. Great HP, climbed the fire tower.


davebobk47 - Mar 3, 2010 1:13 pm Date Climbed: Feb 4, 2010

Snowy  Sucess!

Less snow than Backbone in MD but still some powder. Nice sunny day for a stroll.


IHaveArrived - Jan 20, 2010 1:54 am Date Climbed: Oct 20, 2009

HP #9  Sucess!

First stop on a three state trip. Beautiful fall colors and great views from the lookout tower.


PhenomenalWoman - Jan 11, 2010 9:17 pm Date Climbed: Jan 9, 2010

Lateral Avalanche  Sucess!

Feet and feet of snow! The longest 1.6 miles of my life through waist-deep powder. We earned this one!


Eleutheros - Jan 10, 2010 9:26 pm Date Climbed: Jan 9, 2010

Drifts of Snow  Sucess!

Trudged for 2 hours to reached the "summit" and back again in yard-deep snow. No snowshoes, so the going was slow but challenging. The trees were clothed in white and bent low under the weight of frost, obscuring the trail.

David Mortensen

David Mortensen - Jan 8, 2010 11:12 pm Date Climbed: Nov 5, 1996

Fall Foliage  Sucess!

Glad to reach the Pennsylvania high point.


Judd97 - Dec 6, 2009 10:44 pm Date Climbed: Dec 6, 2009

Snowy Summit  Sucess!

Picked a great time to check out Davis... fresh 5 inches of powder :)


xDoogiex - Nov 24, 2009 7:36 pm Date Climbed: Oct 24, 2009

HP# 5  Sucess!

Met Alpinist and his wife there. Didn't stay to long. slight rain and cloudy. 3rd cloudy HP in a row


skinnywhitecomic - Nov 23, 2009 12:39 pm Date Climbed: Nov 22, 2009

HP #23  Sucess!

The last of the Allegheny trifecta that I climbed. Climbing the tower was a bit more nerve racking than I had anticipated, but got some great pictures whilt up there.


Alpinist - Oct 25, 2009 3:58 pm Date Climbed: Oct 23, 2009

HP 32  Sucess!

Drove down from Pittsburgh with Sarah for a trifecta highpoint weekend. We hit Mt Davis and Backbone Mountain on Oct 23rd with fellow SPer xDoogiex. Sarah and I then hit Spruce Knob the following morning. We timed the autumn color change perfectly. Sadly, it was foggy on the 23rd and our visibility was pretty limited. Happily, we woke up the next morning to clear skies and were able to enjoy beautiful views on Spruce Knob.


pittbrownie - Oct 16, 2009 11:06 am Date Climbed: Oct 8, 2009

Mt. Davis

Easy hike from the picnic area. Very beautiful scenery. My third state highpoint!


kteichert - Oct 13, 2009 11:04 pm Date Climbed: Oct 13, 2009

State Highpoint #3  Sucess!

Did as a 3-peak series with Backbone, and Spruce Knob. Loved the pride PA puts in their highpoint with the exhibits of wild child, and brutal parents. Loved the tower, but especially loved the stake driven deep into the rock near the tower. The true high point. ha ha


Hotoven - Sep 13, 2009 5:49 pm Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2009

foggy day  Sucess!

Been here twice, good view the first time, but the secound time, it was mega foggy.


BadgerSummitSeeker - Aug 27, 2009 7:09 pm Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2008

HP # 11  Sucess!

Not much of a view from the summit but I enjoyed the view from the top of the observation tower. After leaving we drove without stopping for the night all the way back to Madison, WI. Adding to that excitement was having 2 young kids in the van. It was a nice stop on the way home.


mlandau3 - Jul 19, 2009 12:22 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2009

A Well Done Summit  Sucess!

The plaques about the history of the area were really quite interesting.


Ilafan - Jul 12, 2009 4:23 pm Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2009

Mt. Davis & one UBER-HOT girl!!  Sucess!

As far as Mt. Davis is concerned, it is nice but rather underwhelming. It was quiet, and the tower offered a great view. The best view, however, was of the model-like super-hottie that was hiking around there with her two friends. WOW!

Joseph Claghorn

Joseph Claghorn - Jun 30, 2009 5:53 pm Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2009

HP #18  Sucess!

Did the +/- one mile walk-up from the picnic area on a relatively flat trail around dusk. The trail markers were a little confusing, but I was able to find the highpoint before all light was gone (no flashilight). Stargazing from the tower on a clear night with a new moon would be incredibly good.


osatrik - Jun 29, 2009 3:48 pm Date Climbed: May 23, 1987

SHP #18 in 1987  Sucess!

The only time I bagged 3 state highpoints in 2 days, and I suppose most highpointers do the same. Our family did this to summit number 18-20 in the 21st month of our highpoint quest. I finally completed my SHP quest at number 49 in June, 2009, and have no ambition to go to Alaska, having spent 40 hours at 20,320 feet (same elevation as Denali summit) on Aconcagua in 1997. If I do another 2-3 week climb someday, it will be in Nepal, not the USA.


dwhike - Jun 25, 2009 11:37 am Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2009

HP #13  Sucess!

Trail from the picnic area was quite wet from recent rain but hiking through the laurels was beautiful. Lovely part of the country.

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