Steep climb out of Mona Lake in Norton Shores, Michigan
Hi. Is anyone familiar with the climb on Lake Harbor Drive going north from Mona Lake? We're going to be riding north along the newly designated USBR #35 next May which takes us over what appears in Google Earth at least, to be an unrideable gradient. Is it as bad as Google Earth makes it appear? The reason I ask is that we are older and don't want to stroke out, we're going to be carrying a lot of weight including a dog in a trailer and we come from Chicago where even an overpass can look daunting.
Google Earth also shows a road that runs along the north shore of the lake but it appears to be private as I think I see a gate of some sort blocking the entrance. Does anyone know if the road is accessible?