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Enjoying the Nature of the Driftless

Enjoying the Nature of the Driftless

When craving the solace of the outdoors, with enough room to breathe and keep a social distance, the state parks and reserves of the Driftless can offer you the outdoor recreation you love with the space you need. Be sure to check ahead to see if offered services are...

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Driftless Dark Skies: Lunar Time

Driftless Dark Skies: Lunar Time

When I was a high school teacher, we sometimes had the ritual of starting class with a student letting us know the phase of the moon and when it would rise and set. We spent too much of the day cut off from fresh air and sunlight, and it seemed that such a custom...

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Defining the Driftless

Defining the Driftless

Look forward to your future vacation in Southwest Wisconsin and learn what the Driftless is all about. Click to order or download a map and start the daydream.Facebook Twitter What is the Driftless? The land where Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin meet was avoided by the...

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Driftless Road Trips

Driftless Road Trips

Facebook Twitter Great River Road The Wisconsin Great River Road has more miles of shoreline than any of the other nine states that border the Mississippi River.  The Upper Mississippi River Valley cuts through the Driftless with steep bluffs, some with rock faces,...

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Driftless Dark Skies: Wandering Worlds

Driftless Dark Skies: Wandering Worlds

When the moon is in the Seventh HouseAnd Jupiter aligns with MarsThen peace will guide the planetsAnd love will steer the stars                           The 5th Dimension “Age of Aquarius” (1969) Not sure about the dawning of the Age of Aquarius, but I am looking...

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Driftless Dark Skies: Moon Occults Mars

Driftless Dark Skies: Moon Occults Mars

Driftless skywatchers could see a remarkable sight the morning of February 18 when the Waning Crescent Moon passes in front of Mars. Both worlds rise together in the southeast around 3:40. Mars will be just to the left of the sunlit side of the Moon, Binoculars will...

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Driftless Dark Skies: A Resolution to Look Up

Driftless Dark Skies: A Resolution to Look Up

Most people don’t like to make resolutions, but I actually look forward to them. In 2012, my resolution was to learn about the stars in the night sky. However, shortly after the flip of the calendar, I encountered my first obstacle--I bought a telescope.Now, you ask,...

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Winter in the Driftless

Winter in the Driftless

Bundle up! It can be pretty cold in the middle of a Wisconsin winter. But there is a ski club to warm up in and plenty of food and drink…

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