McCormick Tract Camp

McCormick Tract Wilderness


Off my brother and I go to the middle of nowhere, aka. the McCormick Tract. The tract is a 16,000 acre wilderness in the middle of the Huron Mountains in the central UP. We were going to do a bit of hiking and spend the night in the wild outdoors. Our target was a small rocky ridge about 2.5 miles east along the NCT from the trailhead...the unnamed highpoint for Marquette County. To complicate things the forecast was calling for a good 'ol fashioned UP winter storm...


Trailhead GPS Coordinates:  46.642202, -88.046638

Route Type: Out-and-back      Difficulty: CHALLENGING (Petzoldt Rating: 6.60 )      Mileage Hiked: 5.0 miles      Hike Duration: 3:00      Trailhead Temp: 35'F        Trail Traffic: NONE!!      Min. Elevation: 1,650'      Max Elevation: 1,932'      Total Vertical Gain: 800'      Avg. Elevation Gain/Mile: 160'

Trails Used (blaze color): McCormick Tract Trail (blue)

11-5-2007