Carl Davis, Jr.
Carl spent 39 years in education. He coached wrestling and girls’ gymnastics, coordinated the after school activities, and introduced environmental activities such as orienteering, trail building, and four hikes a year. He retired in 2003 and moved to Wellsboro where he did trail work in the Tioga State Forest and hiked most of the trails in Tioga, Lycoming, and Potter Counties.
His students built the Buck Ridge Trail from Kings Gap to Pine Grove Furnace, the Lamberton and Briar Trails at Mount Holly Nature Preserve, and the Creek Trail in Pine Grove Forest State Park.
Carl’s interest in the outdoors began when he was nine and attended a YMCA camp. Years later he was the nature counselor, trail camping counselor, and canoe counselor. He has received numerous awards including the Carlisle YMCA Adult Service Award, George M. Leader Excellence in Education Award, Conservation Education Award from the PA Nature conservancy, Carlisle YMCA Youth Service Award, and KTA’s Certificate of Recognition Award.
He has hiked the Appalachian Trail in all of West Virginia and Maryland, half of Pennsylvania, and parts of Maine and Vermont. He’s completed the Susquehannock and West Rim Trails, parts of the Mid State, Tuscarora, and Black Forest Trails. Other trails he’s hiked include the “Old Rag” in Virginia, Dolly Sods in West Virginia, and the Paint Brush Canyon in Grand Teton.
He and his wife are “High Pointers” who like to hike the highest points in different states. He has completed this feat in the New England states.
Carl has been a KTA member for 22 years and loves hiking (of course), gardening, traveling, cutting firewood, and WWII history.
Carl is married to Bonnie and they have three children. He currently lives in Cumberland County.
9/1/2018 08:00:43 am
"Congratulations" Thank You for all you have done to plant that seed in students - interest them in what's out doors !
9/1/2018 08:55:33 am
My wife and I met Carl & Bonnie on one of the KTA Spring outing, possible in Wellsboro, PA. We remained friends for several years, even after they moved to Wellsboro. We lost contact along the way. Have thought of Carl & Bonnie since then.
Bob & Helen Bernhardy
9/7/2018 02:19:46 pm
Congratulations on your nomination. Carl is a dedicated hiker and trail maintainer and friend of hiking trails in Pennsylvanial.
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