Ascent of Mount Davis on 2013-07-15
|Others in Party:||David Stone|
|Date:||Monday, July 15, 2013|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||3213 ft / 979 m|
Ascent Trip ReportAll my adult life I've wanted to visit the Pennsylvania Laurel Highlands. However, this was born of a desire to see Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater rather than for peakbagging purposes. Nevertheless following a morning and early afternoon spent touring that amazing product of design and execution and a lazy hike around the adjacent Conservancy grounds we made the detour to Mount Davis.
That said Mount Davis has much to praise - beautiful area, easy access on paved and high quality dirt roads, unspoiled forests surrounding, many hiking trails (if you want an alternative to a drive-up), interesting information boards about local geology and history, benchmark embedded in the top of a boulder, and a sturdy viewing tower on the summit with fine views and an intriguing 3-D display to explain why some adjacent mountains look higher.
On to Backbone Mountain and Spruce Knob before sunset...
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