|The Trap Hills.|
|A premier hiking experience indeed.|
|Fresh blue blazes on the North Country Trail.|
The trail passed through a diverse, predominately maple forest, with occasional hemlock. The understory was rich with mosses and ferns, the trillium and solomon's plume already gone to seed.
After passing by a few smaller viewpoints, we lingered at the expansive overlook of Norwich Bluff, soaking in the sweeping views of Lake Superior, the Porcupines, and the higher reaches of the remarkably picturesque Trap Hills. Butterflies and birds (but surprisingly no mosquitoes!) fluttered around the rocky outcrop amongst the dense flowers.
|Harebell amid a meadow of flowers.|
I felt really lucky to have shared this hike with my parents that we all agreed was really wonderful.
For more information on the Trap Hills:
-Peter Wolfe Chapter of the North Country Trail Association's great webpage with maps, elevation profile, trail description, and history.
-North Country Trail Association map MI-13 (Alberta to Cascade Falls) is available here.
-Backpacker Magazine article on the Trap Hills.