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Surprising spots ya, maybe, never heard of in Wisconsin

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Re: Surprising spots ya, maybe, never heard of in Wisconsin

Postby Ducatista » Sun Sep 23, 2012 9:41 am

gargantua wrote:Cool name though.

One of my favorites, even though (or maybe because) it doesn't sound quite as melodic as it looks. Up on the 45th it's pronounced pahn-uh-TUS-kee.

Same latitude where Antigo sounds like ANN-uh-go.
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Re: Surprising spots ya, maybe, never heard of in Wisconsin

Postby doppel » Sun Sep 23, 2012 11:24 am

The 50 foot high wall of wave impressions at Abelman's Gorge at Rock Springs. A day in life, 1.4 billion years ago. 10 minutes away is Pewitt's nest, a small, hikeable version of the Dells. 500 million year old rock, carved by water pressure 14,000 years ago. Pretty cool. The Blue Heron rookerie directly above the C.C. parking lot at Devil's Lake is awesome in the spring. Just 10 miles up from Pewitt's.

The absolute Bible (I dasn't say Koran) of Wisconsin geology is:

Roadside Geology of Wisconsin
by: Robert H Dott
John W. Attig
Mountain Press Publishing Company

Wisconsin's geologic heritage is rich and varied. It shapes our lives today. I highly recommend this book as traveling companion and bathroom reader. Geologic timescale is so immense, it takes more than one reading to really understand it.
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Re: Surprising spots ya, maybe, never heard of in Wisconsin

Postby snoqueen » Sun Sep 23, 2012 12:59 pm

Lulu Lake, near Eagle and East Troy:

http://www.wisconsinbirds.org/trail/sites/LuluLake.htm

Very high quality, unspoiled oak openings, a kettle lake, birds, reptiles, the whole works. Only an hour's drive from Madison.

http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/re ... eserve.xml

I love the whole Kettle Moraine.
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Re: Surprising spots ya, maybe, never heard of in Wisconsin

Postby green union terrace chair » Sun Sep 23, 2012 1:55 pm

kurt_w wrote:
green union terrace chair wrote:There's a roadside marker somewhere between Madison and Baraboo (on US-12) that talks about how, from that point, you can see some of the oldest exposed rock on the continent.


Well, that marker was set up in 1958, and geology has progressed a bit since then.

Why don't those signs automatically update like wikipedia??

kurt_w wrote:[Yes, I also went out of my way once to visit Poniatowski...]

I hope you got a t-shirt to commemorate the occasion.
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Re: Surprising spots ya, maybe, never heard of in Wisconsin

Postby Mad Howler » Wed Apr 17, 2013 12:23 am

doppel wrote:The absolute Bible (I dasn't say Koran) of Wisconsin geology is:

Roadside Geology of Wisconsin
by: Robert H Dott
John W. Attig
Mountain Press Publishing Company

Wisconsin's geologic heritage is rich and varied. It shapes our lives today... Geologic timescale is so immense, it takes more than one reading to really understand it.


Doppel,
I just got a copy of Dott&Attig's book. Very nice, and thank you for directing me to it.
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