It looks like i'll have a couple of free days after a trip to Milwaukee in early June, and i'm going to attempt to add #s 40 and 41 to my list. Some of you already know i like to camp around as many highpoints as i can, and i'm trying to find out about Timms and Arvon. By "camp" i just mean throwing my tent down somewhere. I don't have any interest in things like KOA campgrounds.
For Arvon, is it isolated enough and flat enough that i could pretty much throw down my tent anywhere between the car and the highpoint? I know it's private land, but the trip reports make it sound like nobody will care if i camp it anyway.
For Timms, i might do part or all of this 10-mile trail that heads up from the south. It looks like there is camping at the beginning, south end, of the trail. Anyone know anything about it? I'd prefer to camp closer, but i assume i'd have to stealth camp and that during bug season this would be a bad idea. Are there are other camping possibilities there?
Also, has anyone been up Mt. Curwood in the past few years? I'd be inclined to find this one too just in case they change their minds the next survey and call it the highpoint of Michigan again. Is there a trail to this one still? Directions?
Thanks for any info you might have!
Contact Lyle & Kathy at HighpointVillage.com for camping suggestions, and send me the details of whatever you experience for sharing in the HP newsletter. Lyle is the caretaker at Timms Hill. Ask him about the effort to rename Timms to its "original" Indian name.
Arvon is on remote land owned by a logging company. Ask Kathy at BaragaCountyTourism.org and let me know what tips she has for primitive camping. We never got around to publishing hyper-accurate description of reaching Curwood. If you take a good road log let us know.