Geology of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail by David M. MickelsonGeology of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail by David M. Mickelson

Geology of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail

byDavid M. Mickelson, Louis J. Maher, Susan L. Simpson

Paperback | October 20, 2011

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The Ice Age National Scenic Trail meanders across the state of Wisconsin through scenic glacial terrain dotted with lakes, steep hills, and long, narrow ridges. David M. Mickelson, Louis J. Maher Jr., and Susan L. Simpson bring this landscape to life and help readers understand what Ice Age Wisconsin was like. An overview of Wisconsin’s geology and key geological concepts helps readers understand geological processes, materials, and landforms. The authors detail geological features along each segment of the Ice Age Trail and at each of the nine National Ice Age Scientific Reserve sites.
    Readers can experience the Ice Age Trail through more than one hundred full-color photographs, scores of beautiful maps, and helpful diagrams. Science briefs explain glacial features such as eskers, drumlins, and moraines. Geology of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail also includes detailed trail descriptions that are cross referenced with the science briefs to make it easy to find the geological terms used in the trail descriptions. Whatever your level of experience with hiking or knowledge of glaciers, this book will provide lively, informative, and revealing descriptions for a new understanding of the shape of the land beneath our feet.

David M. Mickelson and Louis J. Maher Jr. are both professors emeriti and senior scientists in the Department of Geoscience at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Susan L. Simpson is a writer and editor who has worked for the National Park Service and other conservation organizations.
Title:Geology of the Ice Age National Scenic TrailFormat:PaperbackDimensions:408 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.9 inPublished:October 20, 2011Publisher:University of Wisconsin PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0299284840

ISBN - 13:9780299284848


Table of Contents



    Notes on the Ice Age Trail Segments   

    Notes on Safety and Ice Age Trail Access   

    An Overview of Wisconsin Geology   

    The Driftless Area   

Science Briefs   

    SB 1. Why Glaciers? Why Not?   

    SB 2. How Do Glaciers Move?   

    SB 3. Are All Glaciers Cold?   

    SB 4. Scratching the Surface   

    SB 5. Scraping Up the Rubble: The Making of Till   

    SB 6. End Moraines   

    SB 7. Water, Water Everywhere   

    SB 8. Outwash and Loess   

    SB 9. Kettles   

    SB 10. Pitted Outwash   

    SB 11. Hummocky Terrain   

    SB 12. Moulin Kames   

    SB 13. Eskers and Crevasse Fillings   

    SB 14. Drumlins   

    SB 15. Ice-Walled-Lake Plains   

    SB 16. Glacial Lakes   

    SB 17. Tunnel Channels   

    SB 18. When Was the Ice Here? How Do We Know?   

    SB 19. The Niagara Escarpment   

    SB 20. The Ups and Downs of the Great Lakes   

    SB 21. Rock Recognition 101   

    SB 22. Understanding Topographic Maps   

Northeast Ice Age Trail Segments   

    1. Sturgeon Bay Segment   

    2. Forestville Segment   

    3. Kewaunee River Segment   

    4. Tisch Mills Segment   

    5. Two Creeks Buried Forest Unit of the Ice Age National Scientific Reserve   

    6. East Twin River Segment   

    7. Mishicot Segment   

    8. Point Beach Segment   

    9. City of Two Rivers Segment   

    10. Dunes Segment   

    11. City of Manitowoc Segment   

Northern Kettle Moraine Ice Age Trail Segments   

    12. La Budde Creek Segment   

    13. Greenbush Segment   

    14. Parnell Segment   

    15. Milwaukee River Segment in Fond du Lac County   

    16. Campbellsport Drumlins Unit of the Ice Age National Scientific Reserve   

Middle Kettle Moraine Ice Age Trail Segments   

    17. Milwaukee River Segment in Washington County       

    18. Kewaskum Segment   

    19. Southern Kewaskum Segment   

    20. West Bend Segment   

    21. Horicon Marsh Unit of the Ice Age National Scientific Reserve   

    22. Cedar Lakes Segment   

    23. Slinger Segment   

    24. Pike Lake Segment   

    25. Holy Hill Segment   

    26. Loew Lake Segment   

    27. Monches Segment   

    28. Merton Segment   

    29. Hartland Segment   

    30. Delafield Segment   

Southern Kettle Moraine Ice Age Trail Segments   

    31. Lapham Peak Segment       

    32. Waterville Segment   

    33. Scuppernong Segment       

    34. Eagle Segment   

    35. Stoney Ridge Segment       

    36. Blue Spring Lake Segment   

    37. Blackhawk Segment   

    38. Whitewater Lake Segment   

Southern Green Bay Lobe Ice Age Trail Segments   

    39. Clover Valley Segment   

    40. Storrs Lake Wildlife Area Segment   

    41. Milton Segment   

    42. Janesville to Milton Segment   

    43. Janesville Segment   

    44. Devil's Staircase Segment   

    45. Albany Segment   

    46. Monticello Segment   

    47. Brooklyn Wildlife Segment   

    48. Montrose Segment   

    49. Verona Segment   

    50. Madison Segment   

    51. Valley View Segment   

    52. Cross Plains Unit of the Ice Age National Scientific Reserve   

    53. Cross Plains Segment   

    54. Table Bluff Segment   

    55. Indian Lake Segment   

    56. Lodi Marsh Segment   

    57. Eastern Lodi Marsh Segment   

    58. City of Lodi Segment   

    59. Groves-Pertzborn Segment   

    60. Gibraltar Segment   

    61. Merrimac Ferry Segment   

    62. Merrimac Segment   

    63. Devil's Lake Unit of the Ice Age National Scientific Reserve   

    64. Devil's Lake Segment   

    65. Sauk Point Segment   

    66. Baraboo Segment   

    67. Portage Canal Segment   

    68. Marquette Segment   

    69. Mill Bluff Unit of the Ice Age National Scientific Reserve and Glacial Lake Wisconsin   

    70. John Muir Memorial Park Segment   

Western Green Bay Lobe Ice Age Trail Segments   

    71. Chaffee Creek Segment   

    72. Wedde Creek Segment       

    73. Mecan River Segment       

    74. Greenwood Segment   

    75. Bohn Lake Segment   

    76. Deerfield Segment   

    77. Belmont–Emmons–Hartman Creek Segment   

    78. Waupaca River Segment   

    79. Skunk and Foster Lakes Segment   

    80. New Hope–Iola Ski Hill Segment   


Northern Green Bay Lobe and Langlade Lobe Ice Age Trail Segments   

    81. Ringle Segment   

    82. Eau Claire Dells Segment   

    83. Plover River Segment       

    84. Kettlebowl Segment   

    85. Lumbercamp Segment       

    86. Old Railroad Segment       

    87. Highland Lakes Eastern Segment   

    88. Highland Lakes Western Segment   

    89. Parrish Hills Segment       


Wisconsin Valley Lobe Ice Age Trail Segments   

    90. Harrison Hills Segment   

    91. Alta Junction Segment       

    92. Underdown Segment   

    93. Grandfather Falls Segment   
    94. Turtle Rock Segment   

    95. Averill–Kelly Creek Segment   

    96. Newwood Segment   
    97. Camp 27 Segment   

    98. Timberland Wilderness Segment   

    99. Wood Lake Segment   


Chippewa Lobe Ice Age Trail Segments   

    100. Rib Lake Segment   

    101. Timm's Hill National Trail   

    102. East Lake Segment   

    103. Pine Line Segment   

    104. Mondeaux Esker Segment   

    105. Jerry Lake Segment   

    106. Lake Eleven Segment       

    107. Chippewa River Segment   

    108. Firth Lake Segment   
    109. Harwood Lakes Segment   

    110. Chippewa Moraine Unit of the Ice Age National Scientific Reserve and the Chippewa Moraine Segment       

    111. Southern Blue Hills Segment   

    112. Northern Blue Hills Segment   

    113. Hemlock Creek Segment   

    114. Tuscobia Segment   


Superior Lobe Ice Age Trail Segments   

    115. Bear Lake Segment   

    116. Grassy Lake Segment       

    117. Timberland Hills Area Segment   

    118. Sand Creek Segment       

    119. McKenzie Creek Segment   

    120. Pine Lake Segment   

    121. Straight River Segment   

    122. Straight Lake Segment   

   123. Trade River Segment       

    124. Gandy Dancer State Trail Segment   

    125. St. Croix Falls Segment   

    126. Interstate State Park Unit of the Ice Age National Scientific Reserve   

Further Readings       


Editorial Reviews

“The Ice Age National Scenic Trail is a pleasure to hike, and also tells a story: how the advance and retreat of continental glaciers sculpt a landscape. Up until now, those wanting to dig in and better understand that story have not had a comprehensive guide to take along on hikes to interpret the landscape features highlighted on the Ice Age Trail. This book fills in a huge gap in efforts to promote the Ice Age Trail not only as a recreational resource but also as an educational one.”—Mike Wollmer, Executive Director, Ice Age Trail Alliance