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I have written and posted extensively about the adventures found in Porcupine Mountains Wilderness backcountry area after returning from a three day hike last month. I have posted about the fall colors both at Lake in the Clouds and in the woods, I have posted about the wonderful wilderness camping, and I have written a post about an amazing sunset on Lake Superior.

Porcupine Mountains wilderness backcountry

Porcupine Mountains wilderness backcountry – The aptly named Mirror Lake

Porcupine Mountains wilderness backcountry

Although these past entries provide a clear picture detailing the beauty of this northwoods wilderness in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, it does not tell the whole story. There is something missing. This post hopes to show readers the rest of the park because there is more than sunsets on Lake Superior and fall colors.

Mirror Lake Porcupine Mountains

Porcupine Mountains wilderness backcountry – A boat on the shore of beautiful Mirror Lake

There are gorgeous inland mountain lakes, there are cascading rivers with several waterfalls, there are ravines that take hikers up above the mountain streams providing beautiful views of the rivers and the woods. There are beaver dams and ponds. There is Lake Superior, which is beautiful at any time: not just at sunset.

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Porcupine Mountains wilderness backcountry – The Big Carp River flowing out of Lake of the Clouds

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Porcupine Mountains wilderness backcountry – A pond near Mirror Lake

Lily Pond Porcupine Mountains

Porcupine Mountains wilderness backcountry – A beaver dam in the foreground at Lily Pond

Porcupine Mountains wilderness backcountry

Porcupine Mountains wilderness backcountry – Another view of Lily Pond

Porcupine Mountains cascade

Porcupine Mountains wilderness backcountry – One of the little cascades or waterfalls on the Little Carp River

Little Carp River Porcupine Mountains

Porcupine Mountains wilderness backcountry – The Little Carp River in the Porcupine Mountains

Trapper Falls Porcupine Mountains

Porcupine Mountains wilderness backcountry – Trapper Falls along the Little Carp River in the Porcupine Mountains

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The Little Carp River near its source with Lake Superior

Porcupine Mountains Lake Superior

The Little Carp River finally meets Lake Superior

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A bridge over a beaver pond

Porcupine Mountain trail

Porcupine Mountain Little Carp River Trail

Overlooked Falls Porcupine Mountains

Overlooked Falls along the Little Carp River

Traders Falls Porcupine Mountains

Trader Falls along the Little Carp River

Lake Superior Porcupine Mountains

Lake Superior near the mouth of the Little Carp River

Lone Rock Porcupine Mountains

Lone Rock in Lake Superior

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