Soils and Geology of Wisconsin Field Trip, Fall 2010

Steven Dutch, Professor Emeritus, Natural and Applied Sciences, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay

September 26, 2010

Fonferek's Glen

Legend has it that a cow stepped on a thin spot on this overhang and launched the creation of this natural bridge.
Left and below: the lower end of the gorge.
Beyond the gorge the valley opens out and there are no more outcrops.
This waterfall at the upper end of the gorge can have vigorous flow, as seen here, or be completely dry.

Maribel Caves

A former hotel and night spot burned out in the 1970's and despite occasional murmurs of interest, has never been rebuilt.
Excavation of Marribel Caves has extended several hundred feet into the cliff.
Dolomite isn't as soluble as limestone but there are a few small stalactites.
And other things hanging from the ceiling.
The natural entrances to the caves.

Devil's River

Devils River flows over jointed dolomite.

October 10, 2010

Dyckesville Channel Network

Baird Creek

Lower Cato Falls

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