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Hiking in Driftless Wisconsin

Hiking in Driftless Wisconsin

Facebook Twitter Overlooks The Driftless is a beautiful area and a great place to get up high and see the view. There are lots to choose from along the Mississippi River, within the Kickapoo Valley Reserve, and atop Wildcat Mountain. You’ll find vistas of rivers,...

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Driftless Dark Skies: Giant Planets

Driftless Dark Skies: Giant Planets

Our solar system’s two largest planets will be wonderful this summer. Jupiter is closest to Earth on June 10 and Saturn on July 9. During these oppositions, they will be at their biggest and brightest and visible all night long. How do you tell a planet from a star?...

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Gone Fishing in Driftless Wisconsin

Gone Fishing in Driftless Wisconsin

Facebook Twitter Trout Fishing Southwestern Wisconsin is full of spring fed creeks that offer the perfect habitat for native trout. Within the Driftless Region, Crawford and Vernon Counties alone have over 100 trout streams.  Driftless Angler Fly Shop in Viroqua is a...

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Driftless Dark Skies: Solstice Sunrise & Sunset

Dawn and dusk on December 21st are excellent times to mark our passage from autumn to winter. Winter solstice is the moment when Earth’s axis is pointed directly away from the sun.  Here in the Driftless Area of the northern hemisphere, the sun rises and sets at its...

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Driftless Dark Skies: Night Reading

Dawn and dusk on December 21st are excellent times to mark our passage from autumn to winter. Winter solstice is the moment when Earth’s axis is pointed directly away from the sun.  Here in the Driftless Area of the northern hemisphere, the sun rises and sets at its...

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Driftless Dark Skies: Preserving the Night

When clouds get in the way of enjoying the starry skies of the Driftless, there are plenty of great astronomy books. Here are some of my favorites. The Stars: A New Way to See Them and Find the Constellations by H.A. Rey. These were written in the 1950s and were my...

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Driftless Dark Skies: Planets Arcing across the Sky

I am happy to be celebrating four years of writing for The Voice and encouraging folks to go outside at night, look up, and be awed by the view of our home in the Solar System, Milky Way, and Cosmos. Unfortunately, we are losing what we love. Our artificial lights are...

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Driftless Dark Skies: Fire in the Sky

Unless Betelgeuse goes supernova in the next four months, I think I will be remembering 2018 as the year the planets were so amazing in the evening sky. And there will be a dramatic finale in the skies over the Driftless Area this month. All you need is a clear view...

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