Driftless in Wisconsin

Driftless in Wisconsin

The Driftless Area or Uplands of Southeast Wisconsin were untouched by the most recent continental glacier that shaved and shaped the gentle kames and eskers of our Kettle Moraine. The Driftless Area has steep rugged hills, cold running rivers full of trout, deep narrow valleys, caves and sinkholes, and diverse soils, plants and animals. It doesn’t have the rocks, gravel, boulders and residue the retreating glaciers left in other parts of Wisconsin. More than that, it just feels different, the vistas high and wide and surprising. So in a geologic sense, it’s OK to be left behind, unscarred and unscraped, the drama of ancient heights and shadowed valleys unchanged. It’s OK to be Driftless.

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