Photos of Parfrey’s Glen, Wisconsin

Posted on August 9, 2008  Comments (3)

John Hunter Durwood Glen

photo of Yellow Flower in Parfreys Glen

See more photos from my visit to Parfrey’s Glen Natural Area in Wisconsin, about an hour outside of Madison. It really was amazingly beautiful – the pictures do not do it justice. The Parfrey’s Glen trail is under a mile but well worth visiting. If you want to hike more try the Ice Age National Scenic Trail or nearby Devil’s Lake State Park. The top photo is of me (John Hunter) at nearby Durwood’s Glen. The yellow flower is from Parfrey’s Glen.

Photo of yellow flower by John Hunter is available for use: Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike (see requirements for use).

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Parfrey’s Glen is Wisconsin’s first State Natural Area, is a spectacular gorge deeply incised into the sandstone conglomerate of the south flank of the Baraboo Hills. The exposed Cambrian strata provide excellent opportunities for geological interpretation. The walls of the glen – a Scottish word for a narrow, rocky ravine – are sandstone with embedded pebbles and boulders of quartzite.

3 Responses to “Photos of Parfrey’s Glen, Wisconsin”

  1. P. Reich
    August 9th, 2008 @ 10:42 pm

    I love nature and I LOVE pictures of nature!!!! I’m not sure if my comment will make it to your post but I wanted to leave a comment as I share your love for the beauty of nature.

  2. Jacqueline
    August 10th, 2008 @ 6:46 am

    I’ve never met a trail I didn’t like. My husband and I have literally hiked every mountain in Georgia. 🙂 Your photos are beautiful!

  3. Eva White
    August 11th, 2008 @ 5:59 am

    Awesome photographs. I guess nothing is as beautiful as the nature itself. I love when people talk about hikes and trek’s, but somehow I do fear them. People coming back from treks do express their experiences as it being very beautiful and adventurous. I guess this time one of the weekend I am going to pack-up and set off for a trek. I need to overcome my fear and enjoy nature and its purity.

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