I made the mistake of doing this one with lots of snow still on the ground and me driving a Plymouth Reliant. Obviously, I didn't get all the way to the trailhead parking lot, so I hoofed it in my moonboots uphill through pretty deep snow. The summit is very peaceful as it is surrounded by trees (no view). The UP is an interesting place. The woods are tremendous, and Lake Superior is always awesome. There is a sense of sad isolation in this part of the country, though. I wonder about its economy.
Route Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: June 25, 1992
A peaceful summit. Plenty of quiet woods. We were alone until a reporter and photographer showed up from the L'Anse newspaper to do a story on the highpoint. They had heard that a few people were stopping by to visit. I'm sure there are many more these days. I never saw the newpaper article, so I don't know if it was flattering or if we were portrayed as kooks. Before we left we met a forester in charge of management for the area. While chatting with him, we saw a pine marten racing around in the woods near us.