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Ascent of Mount Davis on 2010-08-08

Climber: Drew Gajan

Date:Sunday, August 8, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Davis
    Location:USA-Pennsylvania
    Elevation:3213 ft / 979 m

Ascent Trip Report

You can actually make the ascent of Mount Davis more interesting if you make a hike out of it!

Started out from the Mount David Picnic Area on the High Point Trail (far right side of the picnic area). 4 minutes in (0.2 miles), took the Tub Mill Trail - left off High Point Trail. Descended for about 35 minutes to ~2,850 feet, when the trail started ascending again. However, it continued to descend reaching ~2,560 feet 56 minutes into the hike. After crossing Tub Run (2.25 miles), I took the Timberslide Trail right off of the Tub Mill Trail. Timberline Trail, connected to Shelter Rock Road where I took a right after 1h10m (0.5 miles). Shelter Rock Road is a grass covered track (0.4 miles). At 1h16m took a left on Shelter Rock Trail up to the summit (1.0 miles) passing Mount Davis Trail at 1h33m - note: Mount Davis Trail does not actually go directly to the summit. I reach the Mount Davis summit at 1h38m, then picked up the High Point Trail for the 9m (0.8 miles) hike back to the Mount Davis Picnic Area.

Bottomline, if you want to make this ascent interesting, you can descend for an hour and end up getting 650+ feet of vertical gain.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:716 ft / 218 m
    Elevation Loss:716 ft / 218 m
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Nights Spent:0 nights away from roads
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Mid-80's
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:716 ft / 218 m
    Extra Loss:653 ft / 199 m
    Route:High Point Trail > Tub Mill Trail > Timberslide Tr
    Trailhead:Mount Davis Picnic Area  3150 ft / 960 m
    Time Up:1 Hours 38 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:63 ft / 19 m
    Distance:0.8 mi / 1.3 km
    Route:High Point Trail
    Trailhead:Mount Davis Picnic Area  3150 ft / 960 m
    Time Down:9 Minutes



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