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phillinleysummit sign was broke  Sucess!


The sign has fallen down, looks like the wood on the sign itself was just rotten.
Posted May 30, 2011 4:23 pm

WinexOn our way to Maine  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2006


Hit Timms Hill in WI and then MT Arvon in one day. Stopped at a store for directions to Marquette MI and directed us to go east. We got lost on logging roads and almost ran out of gas. My son who was 14 was a little freaked, but it turned out to be a fun adventure!
Posted Sep 15, 2010 9:54 am

mlandau3Third Of Eleven This Trip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2010


Another ok high point - got lost driving back out - signage was misleading and we missed the $100 bridge.
Posted Jul 31, 2010 4:52 pm

mattdalman#20  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2010


Finally was able to do my home state!! Took my wife and 3 boys with me. We wore our U of M gear for the occasion. Go Blue!
Posted Jul 25, 2010 9:37 pm

Tbacon251My 27th!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2010


Reached the summit aftre a short hike. Arvon is my 27th highpoint.
Posted Jul 12, 2010 7:21 pm

BrookTroutLeiphartI saw 3 wolf !!!
Date Climbed: May 1, 1998
State highpoint #41 of 50 for me. Did all 50 in 31 years! I drove in the night before and camped near the top in my 4X4. That morning I noticed a very tall dog peed on my tire while I was asleep! Driving to the top I saw 2 wolf drinking at a puddle-they ran away quick. Saw another wolf 300 yards later. He stood there and looked at me. I got out and followed him for 100 yards-he never ran away! Went back to my truck and drove to the summit!
Posted May 17, 2010 1:46 am

BadgerSummitSeekerMy first State HP  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 9, 2002


First state high point. Not the greatest view but it felt good to be at the top of a state. I love Michigans UP.
Posted Aug 27, 2009 4:37 pm

osatrikSHP #47  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2009


On my 62nd birthday, and while on my 8000-mile Great American Road Trip, in which I bagged the last 5 of my 49 state high points. Decided 12 years ago to forego Alasaka, I'd much rather go to Nepal if I can go on another 3 week climb somewhere.
Daughter and I tried to do this in 1986, when some sources were still sending us to Mt. Curwood as the MI highest point. When we got to L'Anse, they told us the news, and the directions we got just got us lost in the logging roads. Did Curwood, but had to come back for Arvon 23 yeas later!
Posted Jun 28, 2009 7:29 pm

TracyState HP #26  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 1, 2009


My son and I hiked this one after almost getting our 4x4 rental vehicle seriously stuck in the snow and mud 3/4s of a mile below the summit. Turned into a pleasant hike with mixed weather including rain, sleet and hail - just sprinkles though. We met a nice couple from Midland, MI who were thinking of bailing out on the hike due to snow, mud and threat of rain and not knowing how much further it was. When they saw us going for it, they decided they had to do it too. It was nice to have them there to take our picture on top - thanks, Barb and Curt!
Posted May 1, 2009 9:53 pm

kavakVia closed road  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2008


The trip started routinely into the mist of the Upper Peninsula. It seemed quite surreal in fact that as my wife tried to read me the directions, I was listening to Jimi Hendrix's "Red House" blues. Consequently when we encountered the sign that read Arvon Mountain road "closed", I just blew through it. Then when the logging truck came barrelling down the road without seemingly slowing down, I awoke from my dream state to pull over just far enough. Needless to say, my wife wanted me to turn back. No way...no way, was I not going to summit this highpoint after coming so far. We ended up being stopped on a road in very muddy conditions and serious logging operations going on just ahead of us. Out came the GPS and I told her that we would use it to find the summit. We bushwhacked through downed timber, around Caterpillar machinery and through the wet woods. Not a straight line by any means nor did it really seem like we were climbing anything. But perseverance paid off, the GPS held true and we found the high point only 100 yards from where the logging operations were going full bore. Not what I would call an aesthetically pleasing experience, but nevertheless it is part of the journey.
Posted Sep 22, 2008 6:07 pm

ChinigoHP #14  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2004


Family HP'ing trip #3 - with Tracy (wife), Alex (son), and Gabbie (daughter, and her 1st HP). Warm and humid, with many bugs. Drove most of the way, walked the rest.
Posted Sep 21, 2008 11:12 am

highlandvillagerRental car abuse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2008


Thanks to Don Holmes, my navigator was able to call turns perfectly as I sped down the old logging roads before a short hike to the top. Probably the most interesting thing at this highpoint was a tree nearly completely demolished by woodpeckers. HP12
Posted Jul 30, 2008 2:10 am

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

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