Van Hise, Vistas, and Vino
The Geology of the Baraboo Hills
Date - Sunday, June 30, 2019
Time - 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Location - Departs and returns to the
GrandStay Hotel & Suites
175 Lillehammer Lane
Mount Horeb, WI 53572
Photo courtesy of Wisconsin Department of Tourism
Join the AIPG WI Section and the National Executive Committee on this field trip that will illustrate the geology of the PreCambrian Baraboo Range in southern Wisconsin. This area is well known to structural geology classes that travel there from throughout the Midwest to see the synclinal features of the area. Several stops will include structural elements of the range including steeply dipping layers in the quartzite formation, ripple marks, and boudinage and other deformation features. Adjacent geologic terrains will be discussed including the terminal moraine of the Pleistocene Wisconsin Glaciation, Cambrian sandstones of the “Driftless Area” and the Pleistocene Sauk Prairie. Human history of the area will be included in the geology discussion. Lunch will be in the beautiful Devil’s Lake gorge, a very popular State Park, at which field trip participants will have the opportunity to take a short hike and enjoy the scenery and geologic features. The field trip will conclude with a tour of the historic Wollersheim Winery/Distillery, a winery that was originally developed in the 1840’s which has ties to the development of the Sonoma California wine business and the Beaujolais area of France. Participants will have the opportunity to taste test the wines and distilled spirits created by the winery while enjoying views of the area.
Registration is $35 and includes transportation, box lunch (includes sandwich or wrap, side, chips, pickle, cookie), water and entrance fees. Free parking at the hotel.