Saturday, October 3, 2009

Parfrey's Glen

Last Sunday we spent the morning hiking through Parfrey's Glen near Baraboo Wisconsin.
It is an ancient place where you can see evidence the glaciers left behind.
Click on each picture and you can see the "wheels" of the glacier. Sandstone with aggregate layers containing granite boulders and pebbles.

A stream runs though the 100 foot high sandstone bluffs and exposes the granite bedrock below.
For a little perspective, find the hiker in the distance in the next photo.
This place is full of magic.
Best to be visited on a quiet day when you can hear the wind in the trees above,
the bird song in the woods
and the secret whispers of ancient times.

5 comments:

karenfae said...

it looks like a wonderful place - next time hubby and I are traveling again in WI we will need to check out the campgrounds in this area.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Jackie said...

WOW! I love it! I think you're blog alone is going to convince me to visit Wisconsin!

ArtPropelled said...

Food for the soul!

Laurel said...

I loved Palfrey's Glen. I visited it before the flood last year. Sorry to see that the foot bridge back and forth over the stream/river/creek appears to be gone. The waterfall at the end was awesome, too. Is it gone?

Lynn said...

Beautiful surroundings. I can imagine feeling so at peace there.