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Huron Mountain Crusher

July 20 2019
Marquette, Michigan, USA
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Distances: 32, 74, 135 miles
Difficulty: Ultra Distance and Climbing for events well over 100 miles

32 Mile route will leave from Marquette and loop north along Forestville Rd to Harlow Lake, over to 510 via a big nasty climb, and back to Marquette via a cut-through from Najee Rd. It’s a 2.5-3.5hr ride for those who don’t want to bite off a bigger ride but still want 3500+ ft of climbing and nice scenery.

74 Mile route follows the short route but goes north on 510 to loop back via the Original HMC route through the Mulligan Plains, south and east along Red Rd to 510 where it rejoins the short route. I expect this to be a 5-8hr ride, includes the famous Mosquito Gulch section we love so much (ask 2015 riders how fun it was after a huge morning thunderstorm), a bit of deep sand, and 6600+ ft of climbing.

135 Mile route is for the truly adventurous and self-sufficient. It follows the mid-length route but instead of heading south to the Mulligan Plains it heads north along Northwestern Rd and other roads all the way to the top of Mt Arvon, comes off the back of Mt Arvon for the biggest descent in the U.P. (unofficially) and returns to Marquette via the Peshekee Grade, Dishno Rd, and Red Rd where it rejoins both shorter routes at 510. For the riders willing to test their mettle with this behemoth, I’d predict somewhere between 10-14hrs to complete.  Instead of the Mosquito Gulch section you get to climb Mt Arvon after 62 miles in your legs.  Expect 9000+ ft of climbing and some of the best views and scenery Marquette county has to offer.

Start Located At: Marquette, Michigan
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Jul 20 2019 - EVENT: Huron Mountain Crusher