Monday, January 1, 2018

Autumn Colors #5 - Parfrey's Glen

The first photo is of the marker about this special area – the glen.  The first of its kind for this state and now there are 681 such designated areas in Wisconsin. This glen is a cool, damp, and often foggy or misty deep ravine, a great place to spend a hot summer day.  There are a number of super large rock (from the last glacier period 11,000 years ago) that need to be climbed in order to reach the waterfalls at the end.  The walls of the glen are sandstone, with striations of various geological periods. The walls were formed 500 million years ago when the area was covered by an ocean.

This special habitat is almost a museum of rare and threatened plants, insects, and birds.

Going deeper and deeper into the glen.

Mom and baby along the way, taking a break.

The rocks / boulders are BIG!

Finally eating the Falls.

Walking back down the trail to the entrance.

Your comments are always welcome.


  1. This place is beautiful.It seems that it would be a quiet walk and so peaceful.

  2. Like the entrance to a mysterious and beautiful world.

  3. I was completely unaware of Parfrey's Glen, and, thanks to you, it is on the bucket list. Your pictures tell a remarkable history.