Tales From The Camping House

Tales From The Camping House

Friday, May 11, 2012

A Walk Into History

It rained off and on all day Thursday, so we pretty much just stayed inside catching up on some of the household chores.

Today, the sun came out, it was a cool 48 degrees with a predicted high of around 74 degrees and we decided to take the 2 mile walk from the top of Skyline Drive here at the park over to the Fort Davis National Historic Site.  Skyline Drive is a 5 mile drive full of switchbacks to the top of the mountain.  There are beautiful panoramic views throughout the drive. It was built by the CCC in the 1930's

We started at the top of the hill

on the

I remembered to bring my walking poles with me this time making it much easier to climb.

We basically walked across the top of the mountain with some climbing, but lots of beautiful rugged views.

This was our first view of Fort Davis, the town and the fort.

We began the climb down.  There are even steps built into the rocks to make for easier climbing.

 We descended farther getting closer to Fort Davis.  We only saw two people below.  The fort plays different revelry calls throughout the day on a P.A. system that can be heard throughout the area.  It was kind of strange listening to the bugle calls,  hearing sounds of horses, but nothing was down below except the buildings.

We reached the bottom and ironically got back to the pickup in the parking lot when taps was being played.  It was a great day with wonderful temperatures and beautiful scenery!


  1. We liked Ft. Davis (the town) and the history. The RV Park we stayed at had a Walking Tour map which we followed all around town to learn the history.

    We never made it to the Fort or Skyline Drive to the top of a mountain. So it looks like we'll have to go back.

  2. Looks great! Wow 48 degrees! Sounds cold but 74 sounds wonderful. I really do like reading the blog! :)