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Ascent of Mount Arvon on 2005-12-31

Climber: Doug Urban

Others in Party:Mary Urban
Ryan Urban
Date:Saturday, December 31, 2005
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Arvon
    Location:USA-Michigan
    Elevation:1978 ft / 602 m

Ascent Trip Report

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.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:300 ft / 91 m
    Distance:11.2 mi / 18 km
    Route:Ravine River Road
    Trailhead:Gravel Pit  1678 ft / 511 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Skis



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