What better way to break in this blog than with a little eye candy. After a snowstorm dumped about 20 inches of snow in my area, I headed off to Devil’s Lake to take in the snow-capped sights. Unfortunately, we were the first ones to trudge through the snow on the bluffs (making for some tough hiking) but it was well worth it.
First, a picture of Devil’s Doorway.
A view across the lake at the frosted bluffs on the other side, and some visible layering in the snow stacked on a dead branch. (Click to enlarge.)
A miniature landscape carved out of the snow by the fierce winds that followed (Hey! Fractal Planet!) and a snow-covered boulder field.
More wind scouring, and (finally!) some geology. This unconformity (erosional contact) represents at least a billion years of missing time. Cambrian sandstone above and Baraboo Quartzite below.