The road down from Skanee is a dirt road and it dead ends at a Lake, there is a sign on the right side of the road that points you in the direction of Mount Arvon.
Keep following the signs, even if there isn't a big Blue sign, there are little blue signs stapled to tree to help you along the way.
The biggest issue was some of the hills and the snow. I could see how you couldn't make this trip in the Winter with a normal passenger car, do NOT try that!
Once you reach the 'parking lot' there are boulders on your right that block the rest of the road. This is for 4-wheelers to drive up, but not for normal vehicles. Park there (as it shouldn't be too crowded) and start hiking up the road.
After a few switchbacks (haha, more like easy turns) there is a trail on the right leading up to the very top.
CampingAs for camping sakes, this was a 4 day/3 night trip for us. The first night we camped in Linwood on Lake Huron. The second night we camped at Gitchee Gumee, East of Marquette on Lake Superior. The last night we drove down to Mackinaw City and camped at Teepee.
I did not bring my 4-season Mountain Hardware tent and I am very upset because it dropped to 25 degrees Friday night when we were in Marquette and that was not comfortable.
I was more comfortable sleeping at 11,500 on the DC on Mount Rainier.
The U.P.If you have never been to the U.P. please plan a trip for next year soon. You may want to go earlier in the season as it got quite cold, but the colors of Fall were in full effect and I wouldn't have traded this trip for any other trip in Michigan!
Now the Summit doesn't have a full panaramic view, but even from 1979 feet up, the view of L'Anse & Lake Superior is breathtaking!!!!!