Along Wisconsin?s Ice Age Trail is a pictorial guide to the Ice Age Trail captured in photographs by Bart Smith. Hiking the Ice Age National Scenic Trail in all four seasons, Smith has captured stunning images of the Wisconsin landscape in Along Wisconsin's Ice Age Trail Book. Adding to his photographic tour are essays by notable Wisconsin writers telling us about the natural history of this region.
The Ice Age National Scenic Trail is a thousand-mile footpath entirely in the state of Wisconsin that courses through the effects of continental glaciation. The varied landscape includes crystal lakes, prairies and farmlands, towering pine forests and diverse wetlands, ancient Native American effigy mounds, remnant oak savannas, and charming villages.
More than twelve thousand years ago, an immense flow of glacial ice sculpted a landscape of remarkable beauty. Geologic features along the trail include kames, kettles, drumlins, ice-walled-lake plains, eskers, tunnel channels, basalt bluffs, dells, and rock-strewn terminal moraines. Here, too, is the ancient landscape of the Driftless Area, notably devoid of glacial evidence.
Along Wisconsin?s Ice Age Trail is Bart Smith's interesting and beautiful depiction of Wisconsin?s natural landscape. You?ll also enjoy essays by Mike Dombeck, former chief of the U.S. Forest Service and biologist, UW?Stevens Point; Robert Freckmann, botanist, UW?Stevens Point; Paul G. Hayes, retired journalist for Milwaukee Journal; Randy Hoffman, conservation biologist, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources; Ellen Kort, former poet laureate of Wisconsin; David Mickelson, Emeritus Professor, Department of Geology and Geophysics, UW?Madison; and Sarah Mittlefehldt, environmental historian, UW?Madison.
Photographs by: Bart Smith. Edited by Eric Sherman and Andrew Hanson III. Includes 120 color photos. 128 pages. 8 x 10 in. paperback book.