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: HARD (EXTREME in conditions shown)
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)