Ascent of Mount Arvon on 2021-08-24

Climber: Michael Vecchiarelli

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Tuesday, August 24, 2021
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Summit:Car
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Arvon
    Elevation:1979 ft / 603 m

Ascent Trip Report

Once you leave the paved road from L’Anse its about 10 miles on dirt rods to the summit. Follow the blue signs and you are golden. Do not follow google maps, this tried to lead me down all kinds of private, more rugged looking roads. On a dry day AWD or 4WD is not needed but I would recommend a car with some decent ground clearance. You’ll definitely need a car wash after. There is parking at the top and maybe a 30 second walk from the car to the USGS marker. The high point is pretty, in the middle of some tall trees so their are no views from it. But a short distance away there is a scenic view. I would recommend going in earlier in the day, when there is plenty of light, especially if you want to do the 1.75 mile hike to the summit. I went at the end of the day and did not have time for anything but the drive up option, and was almost driving out in the dark, which was making me kind of nervous. The Upper Peninsula of Michigan is just gorgeous, I’d recommend checking it out for at least a couple days, don’t just bag the high point and move on to the next state, its worth exploring. Stayed in Marquette over night and thought it was a fantastic town. Then went to Mackinac Island which is just amazing. First time in Michigan!
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:5 ft / 1 m
    Trailhead:1974 ft / 601 m
    Quality:10 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Great summer day

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