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Perhaps Cleo's 1st Ascent?  This was "borrowed" from the Wisconsin State Historical society site.  Taken by H.H. Bennett perhaps around the turn of the century?
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Peter Arndt
Jul 22, 2010
Perhaps Cleo's 1st Ascent? This was "borrowed" from the Wisconsin State Historical society site. Taken by H.H. Bennett perhaps around the turn of the century?  
jon jugenheimer
Madison, WI
jon jugenheimer   Madison, WI  
Even if the glaciers were not in that valley but all around it, it would be extremely hard for trees to be growing in that environment, and thus a complete lack of trees in the DL valley (which was a river valley before the end moraines plugged it up and diverted the WI river into its general present course). The glaciers covering WI in the last ice age were 100s of meters thick to a Km or two thick in some places. I would imagine that snow was covering the land 6-7-8 months out of the year in the glacier fringes, and at this altitude, ill bet the environment would be like present day Montana at 12K feet...maybe a few shrubs, some grasses, but no trees per say. Oct 28, 2016
Chris treggE
Madison, WI
Chris treggE   Madison, WI  
Yeah Doug I think the 2004 photo was from further out, like on Turk's Head, and I took the 2012 one and it was from the top of Queen's or thereabouts. So yes, different angle. But still some difference in tree height, which to me still seems kinda odd. Oct 18, 2016
Doug Hemken
Madison, WI
Doug Hemken   Madison, WI  
Fire(s)? I can't imagine that would have been a good place for logging.

Chris - aren't those modern photos from different angles? Which exaggerates the difference? Oct 17, 2016

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