Mount Arvon, which is about 12 miles east of L'Anse, Michigan, in the Upper Peninsula, is the highest point in Michigan. Up until 1982, the highest point in Michigan was nearby Mount Curwood. (Yeah - named after the same Jim Curwood who built the castle in Owosso) Then they re-surveyed Mt. Arvon and found out that, at 1,979 feet, it was ONE FOOT taller than Mt. Curwood.

I feel sorry for Mt. Curwood, but, hey - that's the mountain business.

Apparently, according to the Record Eagle, out of Traverse City, hiking to the summit of Mt. Arvon has gotten more popular in recent years. Especially since they've improved the road leading to the top and put in a parking lot near the summit. Now, it's so high profile, Mt. Arvon will play host to a mountain climber's convention in two years.

And you might want to visit Mt. Curwood while you're there, because Mt. Curwood's feeling a little down.


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