Runner’s paradise

Most sightseers at the Wisconsin Dells take in the magnificent Cambrian sandstone rock formations from the perspective of the Wisconsin River.

A popular tourist attraction, the Dells may be better known for their multiple water parks but the river gorge features dramatic geological and ecological landscapes.

A much less traveled frontage road near the campground where I’m staying this weekend offers a view of the Dells from what might be considered the backside.


The unique rock formations line the isolated road along which I jogged this morning. The weather was perfect, too. Cool in the shade and warm in the sun without almost any humidity.


As autumn begins, the leaves are changing color, too, giving the place an even more artistic perspective. It’s like Jack Frost flicks his paint brush every morning, converting leaves from green to red or yellow.

These rock formations were formed as a glacial sea melted some 15,000 years ago. But it was as if they dressed up just for me today. Stunning.

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