Mount Arvon Climber's Log

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jimegan - Feb 7, 2008 12:43 pm Date Climbed: Oct 19, 2007

MT ARVON  Sucess!



stinkycheezman33 - Nov 15, 2007 9:03 pm Date Climbed: Nov 11, 2007

a cold november day...  Sucess!

no snow until less than a mile away, then at least 6" everywhere. almost got the car stuck. good times...


eric-griz - Nov 9, 2007 8:37 pm Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2001

Cold and Rain/Snow  Sucess!

A great diversion before a trip up to Copper Harbor to take the ferry to Isle Royale. I love the U.P. eh!


KRomanIV - Oct 14, 2007 11:50 am Date Climbed: Oct 13, 2007

Climbed (or drove)  Sucess!

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.


surgent - Sep 25, 2007 10:18 am Date Climbed: May 20, 1998

1998 State HP trip  Sucess!

Conditions were good. Tourism office in L'Anse was helpful with map and info. Easy. Pretty area.


skydiver777 - Aug 13, 2007 4:10 pm Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2007

No hike required  Sucess!

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.

The edge

The edge - Mar 14, 2007 3:11 pm Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2002

HP #12  Sucess!

Third loop of US HP...
A million of mosquitos...


weeds19 - Feb 27, 2007 6:39 pm Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2005

Interesting Spot  Sucess!

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!


TLP - Aug 28, 2006 5:50 pm Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2006

#30  Sucess!

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.


dwhike - Jul 30, 2006 2:37 pm

Drove 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.

Tie-Dye Mike

Tie-Dye Mike - Apr 8, 2006 10:30 pm Date Climbed: Mar 15, 2006

Too much snow

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.


jakefrisbee - Mar 15, 2006 3:38 am

My home state Highpoint  Sucess!

As a student at Michigan Tech in Houghton, I decided it be good to visit Arvon. My 1st highpoint.


climbmn - Feb 17, 2006 2:04 am Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2005

Standard route slightly raining  Sucess!

Slightly raining but still a nice easy hike. Driving to it was the hardest part.


Holsti97 - Jan 1, 2006 6:50 am

Route 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.


Drifter - Dec 29, 2005 9:33 pm

Date 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)

Seth Maciejowski

Seth Maciejowski - Oct 18, 2005 4:08 pm

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

Wish we had 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.

Steve Gruhn - Aug 10, 2005 8:05 pm

Route Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: August 5, 2005  Sucess!

Easy stroll. Saw frogs and a deer.


Alpinist - Jul 25, 2005 12:29 am

Date Climbed: July 23, 2005  Sucess!

My 10th state highpoint. We had the place all to ourselves with nice weather to boot.


Ilafan - Apr 3, 2005 5:49 pm

Date Climbed: March 2000  Sucess!

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.

PikesPeak14110 - Mar 2, 2005 8:32 pm

Route Climbed: Main Route Date Climbed: July 28, 2004  Sucess!

Very rainy, still summited with my dad. this is my latest highpoint, 5 down 45 to go!

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