Date of summit: Monday - April 7, 2008
Mountain: Mt. Davis
Summit Elevation: 3,213 feet
This was our second state "high point" in our quest to hike to the highest peak in each of the 50 states and beyond. We drove 2 1/2 hours from Katie's house in Winchester, VA then hiked about an hour to the top of Backbone Mountain, Hoye Crest, Maryland before continuing on to the Pennsylvania high point. It was about another 2 hours from the MD highpoint to the PA high point. We enjoyed a nice drive through an Amish village on the way to the mountain.
With rising fuel costs I think the Amish people have a better idea for getting around town. I guess this helps out with that whole global warming thing too.
There is an observation tower that sticks high up above the trees and would provide a nice view on a clear day. It took us into the clouds and possibly the jet stream! Brrr... it was sure windy and cold up there and it made our visit a quick one.
Yeah! We made it to the top!! Actually it's not that exciting, since we just drove to the top. The hard part was finding it along the country roads of western Pennsylvania.