Ascent of Mount Davis on 2013-07-15

Climber: Peter Stone

Others in Party:David Stone
Date:Monday, July 15, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Davis
    Elevation:3213 ft / 979 m

Ascent Trip Report

All 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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The lookout tower on Mount Davis, high point of Pennsylvania (2013-07-15). Photo by Peter Stone.
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