Highland Trail passes through a narrow gap between the boulders that make up the so-called “crevasse”. Mark Van Scyoc and I had just finished climbing the the Glen Leigh trail, where we photographed every waterfall along the way. This landmark is well over a mile away from the Ranger Station where I was parked, so we ended up completing out icy trek in the dark. It was an extremely arduous eight hour hike, but worth every minute.
The Midway Crevasse is found just past the half-way point on the Highland Trail, near the highest elevation in the Ricketts Glen wilderness area. Ricketts Glen State Park is located close to the small town of Red Rock, PA, at the junction of Pennsylvania State Routes 118 and 487. The park is about midway between Williamsport and Wilkes Barre Pennsylvania, in the north eastern region of the USA.
This photo was captured very late on December 31th, 2012, just before dark. It was taken with a Canon 5D DSLR, through a Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L lens at the 40mm focal length. Manual exposure was used, the shutter speed was 2 seconds, with an aperture of f/14. The camera’s ISO was set to 100. No filters, due to the fading light. The camera was mounted on a Manfrotto tripod, with a Manfrotto 222 Pistol Grip head. A remote shutter release cable was also used.
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