Peak Bagging Pennsylvania: Mount Davis

We had an opportunity to escape the work week to knock out two high peaks over the weekend. The day prior, we had traveled to West Virginia to tackle Spruce Knob, the highest point in the state. After sleeping on picnic tables, we woke up and drove down the mountain to take a short hike to the top of Seneca Rocks. Then we crossed the state line back into Maryland. If we had planned everything right the first time around, we could have bagged West Virginia and Pennsylvania when we climbed to the top of Maryland’s Backbone Mountain. However, we didn’t think things through at the time. So we just shook our heads at our stupidity as we passed by the trailhead to Maryland’s high point as we made our way through Western Maryland and north into Pennsylvania. We weren’t in Amish country long before we located the road to the summit of Mount Davis.


The summit was a bit less remarkable than the ones in the neighboring states, but at least there was a sketchy observation tower to climb, and a nice view of the lake on our way back.


I’m not sure when we’ll get around to the next peak or where it will be, but that makes 10 peaks bagged!

Previously Bagged Peaks:

ConnecticutBear Mountain


MaineMount Katahdin


MarylandBackbone Mountain


MassachusettsMount Greylock


New HampshireMount Washington


New JerseyHigh Point


TennesseeClingmans Dome


VirginiaMount Rogers


West VirginiaSpruce Knob


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