Ascent of Mount Davis on 2001-05-24

Climber: Scott Surgent

Date:Thursday, May 24, 2001
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Davis
    Elevation:3213 ft / 979 m

Ascent Trip Report

I arrived to the Mount Davis area by way of Cumberland, Maryland, via Interstate-68 and US-216 to Salisbury, then PA-669 and local roads to the Mount Davis Recreation Area. It was nearing 5 in the afternoon, but surprisingly, I was the only person here when I rolled in.

Mount Davis is a real mountain, but it has a broad, gently sloping profile that is imperceptible to the eye. There is no climbing required, just a short walk to the lookout tower and the big boulders that contain the benchmark and the state's highest natural point. I took my photos, then scaled the lookout tower for some great views over the trees. After a few minutes, I retreated and was on my way. I drove west on Interstate-68 into West Virginia and one more highpoint for the day in Monongalia County. The sky was getting threatening.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:5 ft / 2 m
    Distance:0.2 mi / 0.3 km
    Trailhead:3208 ft / 977 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail

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