2013: Trap Falls

 

A moderate 2.5 mile (one way) hike to the interiors of Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park along the Government Peak trail that starts off of M-107 (i.e., 107th Engineers Memorial Highway) is punctuated with several long n’ narrow footbridges across swampy areas and some short n’ wide bridges across creeks.

At about the 1.4 mile mark, the trail makes its way to the top of a gorge and for the next mile or so, lines alongside the Carp River. Several roaring rapids later, the Govt. Peak Trail leads to an unmarked, yet easily identifiable Trap Falls.

The trail in part was very slippery, washed out, had snow and fallen trees, but for the most part is shaded by hemlocks, pines & hardwoods and lined up with a plethora of wild flowers – Trout Lilies, Spring Beauties, Dutchman’s Breeches, Bloodroots, and more – making it a very scenic and enjoyable hike.

Thanks be to

Dear friend, Eric Hackney for the directions.

EXIF and other information

Archive ID n2c_113-0492
Date and Time 2013-05-27 13:53:42
GPS Date and Time Image does not include relevant information
GPS Location 46.79219 N, -89.69054 E, 1355 ft (Goolgle Map: Pin | Directions)
Camera Nikon D200
Lens AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED
Focal Length 38.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 57.0 mm)
Mode Manual
Shutter Speed 1/8 second(s)
Aperture f/8.0
ISO 100
Exposure Bias 0
Flash No
Filters Two ND2
Light Value 9.0
Hyperfocal Distance 9.01 m
Focus Distance 5.01 m
Depth of Field 7.96 m (3.23 - 11.19)
Field of View 34.8 deg (3.14 m)
Tripod
No
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