Mount Davis Climber's Log

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skinnywhitecomic

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

bjyoder - May 25, 2009 12:20 am Date Climbed: May 23, 2009

Drenched to the Bone  Sucess!

My girlfriend and I did the 3 mile hiking loop up high point trail and then down shelter rock trl back to the picnic area. On the way down the shelter rock trl we got caught in a killer rainstorm and were drenched to the bone by the time we got to the car. As soon as we got to the car, of course, it quit raining and the sun came out:)

HP #2, Spruce Knob is next!

LMatallana - Apr 4, 2009 9:50 am Date Climbed: Mar 15, 2009

Amazing Race  Sucess!

Justin Boyle HP #9, Luis Matallana HP #10
6 of 6 HPs for the weekend.
Great weekend. Time to plan for the next HP.

Outdooraholic

Outdooraholic - Dec 1, 2008 9:41 pm Date Climbed: Dec 1, 2008

Highpoint #3  Sucess!

6-8 inches of snow along the trail, nice little winter hike.

Avenger2354

Avenger2354 - Oct 21, 2008 9:18 pm

HP #2  Sucess!

Not much to write about concerning this Highpoint. The Tower was nice, especially for my 7 year old. A lot of knats on the trail leading to the summit.

maddie77777

maddie77777 - Sep 20, 2008 5:44 pm Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2008

# 15  Sucess!

Didn't climb the tower to see the views, but that whole area of PA is nice.

BCJ

BCJ - Aug 30, 2008 8:11 pm Date Climbed: Oct 9, 2007

#10  Sucess!

Summited at about 1am.

kavak

kavak - Aug 25, 2008 10:17 am Date Climbed: May 14, 1998

Drive up from Summit Mills  Sucess!

This was the third state highpoint for the day (Maryland and West Virginia earlier). Amazingly there was nobody around on the summit area.

Chinigo

Chinigo - Aug 13, 2008 11:28 am Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2002

HP #4  Sucess!

I (with my wife (Tracy) and son (Alex), then almost 2 yrs old) did this as part of our first family HP trip.

Yes, we did it as a drive up! There are great views from the observation tower.

Redwic

Redwic - Aug 5, 2008 8:46 am Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2008

I Like The Observation Tower!!!  Sucess!

I really enjoyed the views from the summit Observation Tower. I took photos at the heavily-dented, boulder-mounted U.S. Geological Society disk, as well. Nice hikes all around the area, including an interpretive section.
This was the third of seven HPs (plus Washington, D.C.) I would reach in two days' time. HP #27 for me.

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