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eruselowHop, Skip & a Jump  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2006


Strolled up to Arvon back in '06 on my way back down from a backpacking trip in Isle Royale NP.
Posted Jul 16, 2008 11:39 am

RedwicHP #20...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2008


It took much longer to drive to this HP than I anticipated, but it was worth it. An early morning start with lots of critters and deer roaming around the woods. Shockingly, I encountered no bugs at this HP.
This was the third of seven HPs attained on my most ambitious weekend HP road trip to date.
Posted Jul 7, 2008 1:00 pm

starship_jenHP #36  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2008


First time in the Upper Peninsula. The bugs were bad and made for a quick stay, but we saw a wolf in the woods on our drive back down which made everything worth it. Neat area! HP#36
Posted Jul 7, 2008 8:07 am

jimeganMT ARVON  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 19, 2007


Posted Feb 7, 2008 12:43 pm

stinkycheezman33a cold november day...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 11, 2007


no snow until less than a mile away, then at least 6" everywhere. almost got the car stuck. good times...
Posted Nov 15, 2007 9:03 pm

eric-grizCold and Rain/Snow  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2001


A great diversion before a trip up to Copper Harbor to take the ferry to Isle Royale. I love the U.P. eh!
Posted Nov 9, 2007 8:37 pm

KRomanIVClimbed (or drove)  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 13, 2007


Exploring some L'Anse backroads, looking for a place to piss, ended up seein' a sign for Mount Arvon and thought I'd give it a try. The logging roads were easy enough to follow but if you didn't pay attention you could definitely end up a little lost out there. Nice day, had the top to myself, no leaves left on the trees and definitely no view, but peaceful and quiet on a crisp autumn evening.
Posted Oct 14, 2007 11:50 am

surgent1998 State HP trip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 20, 1998


Conditions were good. Tourism office in L'Anse was helpful with map and info. Easy. Pretty area.
Posted Sep 25, 2007 10:18 am

skydiver777No hike required  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2007


On Aug 8, 2007, I drove the many dirt roads to the high point with my Honda Civic. It looked like the road was extended to within 50 feet of the high point. Very new roads. Quite bumpy the last mile and steep. The gravel they used for the new road was very sharp, mostly iron. It could very easily cut your cars tires. My car changed color from silver to tan during the 30+ mile round trip off road. Very easy to find. Warning, watch out for the large trucks.
Posted Aug 13, 2007 4:10 pm

The edgeHP #12  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2002

The edge

Third loop of US HP...
A million of mosquitos...
Posted Mar 14, 2007 3:11 pm

weeds19Interesting Spot  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2005


The logging road maze doesn't seem to be quite as bad as it once was, but you can certainly still get lost if proper attention is not paid. The summit has a nice register box left by the BSA and there were hundreds of entries when we visited!
Posted Feb 27, 2007 6:39 pm

TLP#30  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2006


Followed the outline of the directions from a couple of different sources. It's not hard to get to. Just that both sets of directions seemed a little off to me. If you follow the frame and use common sense, it's no problem. It is TOUGH on your car though towards the end! But I had a rental car so the joke was on them! Summit area was in crappy condition. Some beat up rusted benches, and an old rusted BBQ pit. Must have forgotten my hot dogs and hamburgers.
Posted Aug 28, 2006 5:50 pm

dwhikeDrove to the Top - 1998  Sucess!


Before the Summit Trail was completed there was a rugged 2-track the last mile to the summit. We beat the hell out of our Subaru climbing it (lost a hubcap:). Not the most brilliant thing I've ever done. Glad they built the trail.
Posted Jul 30, 2006 2:37 pm

Tie-Dye MikeToo much snow
Date Climbed: Mar 15, 2006

Tie-Dye Mike

Wasn't able to make it past the first gravel pit, 32" fell 2 days before, and there were no tracks what so ever. Steve Koski at Indian Country Sports, was the best advise and help you could ask for. He has Mt. Arvon Keychains (for a souvenir) for $2. nice litte gift. Ate at the Hilltop Restaurant, Which has the LARGEST CINNAMON BUNS you have ever seen! I highly recommend.
Posted Apr 8, 2006 10:30 pm

jakefrisbeeMy home state Highpoint  Sucess!


As a student at Michigan Tech in Houghton, I decided it be good to visit Arvon. My 1st highpoint.
Posted Mar 15, 2006 3:38 am

climbmnStandard route slightly raining  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2005


Slightly raining but still a nice easy hike. Driving to it was the hardest part.
Posted Feb 17, 2006 2:04 am

Holsti97Route Climbed: Ravine River Road Date Climbed: December 31, 2005  Sucess!


We parked our vehicle near the gravel pit just beyond Roland lake. The L' Anse area received 6 inches of snow the night before. The tree branches were covered with snow and it made the route a winter wonderland. We cross country skiied about 5.6 miles down Ravine River Road till it got steep and then hiked the last half mile and carried our skis. We only met 4 other people who were on snowmobiles. The summit is only 1979 feet, but it was a tough 12.2 mile roundtrip climb in the snow. The benches and picnic table at the summit were covered with snow. We had lunch, signed the register in the yellow mailbox, and then had a blast skiing back. Downhill was much easier. A great day with my wife Mary and son Ryan. HP #6.
Posted Jan 1, 2006 6:50 am

DrifterDate Climbed: February 16th, 1998  Sucess!


Big mistake with all the snow on the ground. Luckily for me I ran into a helpful Michiganer who helped point me to the summit. It was a lot of work, but worth it. (I am not positive on the exact date)
Posted Dec 29, 2005 9:33 pm

Seth MaciejowskiRoute Climbed: Didn't find the right route Date Climbed: August 2002

Seth Maciejowski

Wish we had summitpost.org back then, maybe we could have found this state high point. We drove around for 3 hours on bad roads up there and hiked around with some instructions that some people in town gave us, but no dice. I guess we'll have to go back.
Posted Oct 18, 2005 4:08 pm

Steve GruhnRoute Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: August 5, 2005  Sucess!
Easy stroll. Saw frogs and a deer.
Posted Aug 10, 2005 8:05 pm

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