Mount Arvon Climber's Log

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mlandau3 - Jul 31, 2010 4:52 pm Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2010

Third Of Eleven This Trip  Sucess!

Another ok high point - got lost driving back out - signage was misleading and we missed the $100 bridge.


mattdalman - Jul 25, 2010 9:37 pm Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2010

#20  Sucess!

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!


Tbacon251 - Jul 12, 2010 7:21 pm Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2010

My 27th!  Sucess!

Reached the summit aftre a short hike. Arvon is my 27th highpoint.

BrookTroutLeiphart - May 17, 2010 1:46 am Date Climbed: May 1, 1998

I saw 3 wolf !!!

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!


BadgerSummitSeeker - Aug 27, 2009 4:37 pm Date Climbed: Nov 9, 2002

My first State HP  Sucess!

First state high point. Not the greatest view but it felt good to be at the top of a state. I love Michigans UP.


osatrik - Jun 28, 2009 7:29 pm Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2009

SHP #47  Sucess!

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!


Tracy - May 1, 2009 9:53 pm Date Climbed: May 1, 2009

State HP #26  Sucess!

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!


kavak - Sep 22, 2008 6:07 pm Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2008

Via closed road  Sucess!

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, 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.


Chinigo - Sep 21, 2008 11:12 am Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2004

HP #14  Sucess!

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.


highlandvillager - Jul 30, 2008 2:10 am Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2008

Rental car abuse  Sucess!

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


eruselow - Jul 16, 2008 11:39 am Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2006

Hop, Skip & a Jump  Sucess!

Strolled up to Arvon back in '06 on my way back down from a backpacking trip in Isle Royale NP.


Redwic - Jul 7, 2008 1:00 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2008

HP #20...  Sucess!

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.


starship_jen - Jul 7, 2008 8:07 am Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2008

HP #36  Sucess!

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


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...

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