Mount Davis

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Mount Davis is the highest peak in Pennsylvania, located in the Appalachian Mountains. Standing at an elevation of 3,213 feet, it offers breathtaking views of the surrounding region. With a prominence of 663 feet, this mountain stands out as an impressive landmark in the area. Its size spans across a relatively small area, with a summit ridge that extends for about 0.6 miles.

During the winter season, Mount Davis experiences a moderate snowpack, with an average snowfall of around 60 inches. The snowpack range varies depending on the severity of winter weather conditions. This makes it an attractive destination for winter sports enthusiasts, offering opportunities for snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and even snow camping.

Several creeks and rivers receive runoff from the mountain, including Laurel Hill Creek, Negro Creek, and Meadow Run. These water sources provide essential resources for the surrounding wildlife and contribute to the overall ecological balance of the region.

The name of Mount Davis commemorates John Nelson Davis, a local surveyor and geologist who explored the area during the early 19th century. As for legends or lore associated with the mountain, there are no specific tales that have gained significant popularity or recognition. Nevertheless, Mount Davis remains an intriguing destination for outdoor enthusiasts, hikers, and nature lovers who seek to explore the beauty and serenity of the Appalachian Mountains.

Heat Advisory
Until 2024-06-22T12:00:00-04:00 National Weather Service
* WHAT...Heat index values up to or over 100. * WHERE...A portion of central Pennsylvania. * WHEN...Until 8 PM EDT Saturday. * IMPACTS...Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses.

June 22, 2024







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