Better than a drive up, but not exactly taxing either. It was deserted and the view from the tower was pretty good. Scared up a few pheasants as well.
1st of three highpoints after work on this Saturday afternoon
After driving in a rain storm from Backbone Mountain to Mount Davis in the rain it was nice to finally reach the 3rd state HP in 24 hrs. Unfortunately there was no visibility from the summit tower.
Plenty of plaques to read on the top. Came back in April 2009 with my kids and slogged through the mud along the trail to the top.
We took the easy way from the picnic area which was deserted. With lesdubois, Elisabeth, and Sam.
The 3rd of a 3-peak weekend... Spruce Knob yesterday... Backbone Mtn this AM. Dang it was COLD and ~windy~ at the top of the tower (steps were iced and nearly fell on me arse..)
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.
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.
Less snow than Backbone in MD but still some powder. Nice sunny day for a stroll.
First stop on a three state trip. Beautiful fall colors and great views from the lookout tower.
Feet and feet of snow! The longest 1.6 miles of my life through waist-deep powder. We earned this one!
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.
Glad to reach the Pennsylvania high point.
Picked a great time to check out Davis... fresh 5 inches of powder :)
Met Alpinist and his wife there. Didn't stay to long. slight rain and cloudy. 3rd cloudy HP in a row
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.
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.
Easy hike from the picnic area. Very beautiful scenery. My third state highpoint!
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
Been here twice, good view the first time, but the secound time, it was mega foggy.