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Michigan County High Points

Showing Patrick Thornley's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (1 out of 83, or 1.2%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft
Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft
Ascent Date
1.BaragaMount Arvon1978Michigan Upper Peninsula9581998-06-20
2.OntonagonSummit Peak1968Wisconsin North Woods  
3.MarquetteMarquette County High Point1932Michigan Upper Peninsula  
4.IronIron County High Point1890Wisconsin North Woods  
5.GogebicGogebic County High Point1880Wisconsin North Woods  
6.OsceolaGrove Hill1713Michigan Lower Peninsula  
7.WexfordBriar Hill1706Michigan Lower Peninsula1046 
8.HoughtonHoughton County High Point1663Wisconsin North Woods  
9.DickinsonSagola Lookout1609Michigan Upper Peninsula  
10.RoscommonIndian Springs Lookout1579Michigan Lower Peninsula  
11.MissaukeeMissaukee County High Point1565Michigan Lower Peninsula  
12.CharlevoixHudson Lookout1562Michigan Lower Peninsula  
13.KeweenawMount Horace Greeley1560Michigan Upper Peninsula  
14.CrawfordPortage Lake Lookout1550Michigan Lower Peninsula  
15.OtsegoOtsego County High Point1526Michigan Lower Peninsula  
 Otsego or North Otsego County High Point1525Michigan Lower Peninsula  
16.OgemawOgemaw County High Point1520Michigan Lower Peninsula  
17.AntrimAntrim County High Point1489Michigan Lower Peninsula  
18.OscodaOscoda County High Point1480Michigan Lower Peninsula  
19.KalkaskaCherry Hill1476Michigan Lower Peninsula  
20.MontmorencyMontmorency County High Point1454Michigan Lower Peninsula  
21.LakeLake County High Point1410Michigan Lower Peninsula  
22.ClareClare County High Point1398Michigan Lower Peninsula  
23.NewaygoNewaygo County High Point1360Michigan Lower Peninsula  
24.EmmetGraham Benchmark1345Michigan Lower Peninsula  
25.CheboyganCheboygan County High Point1320Michigan Lower Peninsula  
26.MecostaMecosta County High Point1296Michigan Lower Peninsula  
27.LapeerMount Christie1290Michigan Lower Peninsula  
27.HillsdaleHillsdale County High Point1290Michigan Lower Peninsula  
29.IsabellaIsabella County High Point1280Michigan Lower Peninsula  
30.AlconaAlcona County High Point1273Michigan Lower Peninsula  
31.GladwinGladwin County High Point1250Michigan Lower Peninsula  
32.OaklandGrampian Hills1240Michigan Lower Peninsula  
32.LivingstonLivingston County High Point1240Michigan Lower Peninsula  
34.Grand TraverseGrand Traverse County High Point1230Michigan Lower Peninsula  
35.LenaweeProspect Hill1227Michigan Lower Peninsula  
36.JacksonJackson County High Point1200Michigan Lower Peninsula  
37.LuceLuce County High Point1197Michigan Upper Peninsula  
38.MenomineeMenominee County High Point1181Michigan Upper Peninsula  
38.LeelanauLeelanau County High Point1181Michigan Lower Peninsula  
40.AlgerAlger County High Point1180Michigan Upper Peninsula60 
41.BenzieBenzie County High Point1171Michigan Lower Peninsula  
41.ManisteeManistee County High Point1171Michigan Lower Peninsula  
43.MacombTwombly Mountain1160Michigan Lower Peninsula  
43.CassCass County High Point1160Michigan Lower Peninsula  
43.WashtenawSharon Short Hills1160Michigan Lower Peninsula  
46.BranchBranch County High Point1140Michigan Lower Peninsula  
47.BarryFrench Benchmark1138Michigan Lower Peninsula  
48.MontcalmMontcalm County High Point1130Michigan Lower Peninsula  
49.AlpenaTurtle Lake Lookout1110Michigan Lower Peninsula  
50.CalhounDixon Hill1106Michigan Lower Peninsula  
51.ChippewaChippewa County High Point1100Michigan Upper Peninsula  
52.OceanaOceana County High Point1083Michigan Lower Peninsula  
53.IoscoIosco County High Point1080Michigan Lower Peninsula  
54.KentFisk Benchmark1073Michigan Lower Peninsula  
55.Van BurenVan Buren County High Point1070Michigan Lower Peninsula  
55.DeltaDelta County High Point1070Michigan Upper Peninsula  
57.SchoolcraftSchoolcraft County High Point1060Michigan Upper Peninsula20 
57.InghamTeaspoon Hill1060Michigan Lower Peninsula  
57.KalamazooKalamazoo County High Point1060Michigan Lower Peninsula  
60.Saint JosephSaint Joseph County High Point1050Michigan Lower Peninsula  
61.GeneseeGenesee County High Point1040Michigan Lower Peninsula  
62.AlleganAllegan County High Point1010Michigan Lower Peninsula  
62.EatonEaton County High Point1010Michigan Lower Peninsula  
62.MackinacMaple Hill1010Michigan Upper Peninsula  
65.WayneWayne County High Point1000Michigan Lower Peninsula  
66.MuskegonMuskegon County High Point984Michigan Lower Peninsula  
67.TuscolaTuscola County High Point980Michigan Lower Peninsula  
68.ShiawasseeShiawassee County High Point970Michigan Lower Peninsula  
69.MasonMason County High Point965Michigan Lower Peninsula  
70.OttawaOttawa County High Point960Michigan Lower Peninsula  
70.Presque IslePresque Isle County High Point960Michigan Lower Peninsula  
72.IoniaIonia County High Point950Michigan Lower Peninsula  
73.BerrienBerrien County High Point940Michigan Lower Peninsula  
73.ClintonClinton County High Point940Michigan Lower Peninsula  
75.SanilacSanilac County High Point910Michigan Lower Peninsula  
 Sanilac or North Sanilac County High Point910Michigan Lower Peninsula  
76.GratiotGratiot County High Point890Michigan Lower Peninsula  
77.Saint ClairSaint Clair County High Point880Michigan Lower Peninsula  
78.ArenacArenac County High Point875Michigan Lower Peninsula  
79.HuronHuron County High Point870Michigan Lower Peninsula  
80.BayBay County High Point850Michigan Lower Peninsula  
81.MidlandMidland County High Point770Michigan Lower Peninsula  
82.SaginawSaginaw County High Point735Michigan Lower Peninsula  
83.MonroeMonroe County High Point730Michigan Lower Peninsula  

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List Description

Note that this list is not authoritative and it is present here mainly so climbers can log their ascents. If you are serious about county highpointing in Michigan, then you should visit the County Highpointing Web Site, join the Yahoo County Highpointing Group, and refer to Andy Martin's book for the definitive listing of all the points.


Sources that were used to help me compile this list include:

  • Book County High Points by Andy Martin; list compiled 1997 by Roy Schweiker and Carl Mills, reviewed by Andy Martin.
  • Some latitude-longitude values for peaks provided by Andy Hatzos via the web site, and manually verified.


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