Recommended Articles, Books and Links

Below is a listing of some of our favorite resources for information about the Ice Age Trail, glacial geology and outdoor recreation. We hope you enjoy browsing through the many publications.

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Articles and Books

Ice Age Trail Atlas, Ice Age Trail Alliance, 2011.

Ice Age Trail Companion Guide, Ice Age Trail Alliance, 2011.

Geology of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail, by David M. Mickelson, Louis Maher Jr., and Susan L. Simpson, University of Wisconsin Press, 2011.

Thawing Out on the Ice Age Trail, Sally Younger, National Geographic Intelligent Travel Blog, March 5th, 2013.

Hiking Across Rock County is a Must-Do Outdoor Adventure, Ted Sullivan, The Janesville Gazette, September 28th, 2010.

Rip & Go: Ice Age Trail, Devon Taylor, Backpacker Magazine, August 2010.

Preserving Beauty Left by Ice Age, Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 2010.

Stalking the Ice Age Trail, Jill Andersen, The Lakes Reporter, 2010.

Hiking Across Rock County is a Must-Do Outdoor Adventure, Ted Sullivan, The Janesville Gazette, September 28th, 2010.

Rip & Go: Ice Age Trail, Devon Taylor, Backpacker Magazine, August 2010.

Preserving Beauty Left by Ice Age, Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 2010.

Stalking the Ice Age Trail, Jill Andersen, The Lakes Reporter, 2010.

Along Wisconsin's Ice Age Trail, photography by Bart Smith, University of Wisconsin Press, 2008.

Student develops Ice Age Trail segment during Cornell Fellowship, Cornell College News Center, March 29, 2008

The Glacier's Edge, Kevin Revolinski, Isthmus, 2008.

Wisconsin's Palette Just a Short Hike Away, Kevin Revolinski, The Chicago Tribune, 2008.

Student develops Ice Age Trail segment during Cornell Fellowship, Cornell College News Center, March 29, 2008

The Glacier's Edge, Kevin Revolinski, Isthmus, 2008.

Wisconsin's Palette Just a Short Hike Away, Kevin Revolinski, The Chicago Tribune, 2008.

The Origins of Wisconsin's Ice Age Trail: Ray Zillmer's Path to Protect the Past, Sarah Mittlefehldt, Wisconsin Magazine of History, Spring 2007.

Ice-walled-lake plains: Implications for the origin of hummocky glacial topography in middle North America, Lee Clayton et al, ScienceDirect, 2007.

Ice Age Visionary: Charles Whittlesey, the Kettle Moraine, and the Ice Age Theory in Wisconsin, Nelson R. Ham and John W. Attig, Wisconsin People & Ideas, Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters, Summer 2007.

Each Step on the Ice Age Trail Brings Him Closer to Goal, Tom Held, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 2007.

Landscapes of Dane County, Wisconsin, David M. Mickelson and Susan L. Hunt, Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey, Educational Series 43, 2007.

Pleistocene Geology of Chippewa County, Wisconsin, Kent M. Syverson, Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey, 2007.

On the Trail of Wisconsin's Icy Past, Stephen Regnold, The New York Times, 2006.

Glaciation of Wisconsin, 3rd edition, Lee Clayton et al, Educational Series 36, Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey, 2006.

The genesis of the northern Kettle Moraine, Wisconsin, A.E. Carlson et al, Geomorphology 67, Elsevier, 2005.

Glacial Geology: Ice on the Land, Gene Musolf and others, 2005.

A Path Through the Past, John Morgan, On Wisconsin, Fall 2005.

Roadside Geology of Wisconsin, Robert H. Dott, Jr. and John W. Attig, Mountain Press, 2004.

The Quaternary of Wisconsin: a review of stratigraphy and glaciation history, Kent M. Syverson and Patrick M. Colgan, Quaternary Glaciations - Extent and Chronology, Part II, edited by J. Ehlers and P.L. Gibbard, Elsevier B. V., 2004.

History of Wisconsin Geologists, Geoscience Wisconsin, v18, Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey, 2001.

In Quest of Great Lakes Ice Age Vertebrates, J. Alan Holman, Michigan State University Press, East Lansing, 2001.

Pleistocene Geology of Waukesha County, Wisconsin, Lee Clayton, Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey, 2001.

The Great Ice Ages: Climate Change and Life, R. C. L. Wilson et al, Routledge, London and New York, 2000.

Pleistocene Geology of Polk County, Wisconsin, Mark D. Johnson, Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey, 2000.

The Ice Finders: How a Poet, a Professor, and a Politician Discovered the Ice Age, Edmund Blair Bolles, Counterpoint, 1999.

The Wisconsin School of Geology: Early Intellectual Exports, Robert H. Dott Jr., Wisconsin Academy Review, Wisconsin Academy of Sciences Arts and Letters, Spring 1999.

Glaciers & Glaciation, Douglas I. Benn, Oxford University Press, 1998.

Geology of Western Wisconsin: Guidebook for 61st Annual Tri-State Geological Field Conference and University of Wisconsin System Geological Field Conference, Department of Geology, University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire, 1998.

Guide to Field Trips in Wisconsin and Adjacent Areas of Minnesota: 31st Annual Meeting of the North-Central Section, Geological Society of America, 1997.

Pleistocene Geology of Dane County, Wisconsin, Lee Clayton and John W. Attig, Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey, 1997.

Pleistocene Geology of Lincoln County, Wisconsin, Nelson R. Ham and John W. Attig, Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey, 1997.

Quaternary Geology of Ozaukee and Washington Counties, Wisconsin, David M. Mickelson and Kent M. Syverson, Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey, 1997.

Wisconsin's Glacial Landscapes, David M. Mickelson, Wisconsin Land and Life, The University of Wisconsin Press, 1997.

Glacial Geology: Ice Sheets and Landforms, Matthew Bennett and Neil Glasser, Wiley & Sons, 1996.

Geoscience Wisconsin, v15, Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey, 1995.

Ancient Sculptors of the Earth, David M. Mickelson and Patrick M. Colgan, The World & I, January 1995.

Pleistocene Geology of Taylor County, Wisconsin, John W. Attig, Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey, 1993.

Ice Age Earth: Late Quaternary Geology and Climate, Alastair G. Dawson, Routledge, London and New York, 1992.

Landforms of Iowa, Jean C. Prior, University of Iowa Press, 1991.

Geology of Sauk County, Wisconsin, Lee Clayton and John W. Attig, Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey, 1990.

The Ice Age Geology of Devils Lake State Park, John W. Attig et al, Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey, 1990.

On the Trail of the Ice Age, Henry S. Reuss, Ice Age Park and Trail Foundation, 1976, 1980 and 1990.

Glacial Lake Wisconsin, Lee Clayton and John W. Attig, Geological Society of America, Memoir 173, 1989.

Pleistocene Geology of Marathon County, Wisconsin, John W. Attig and Maureen A. Muldoon, Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey, 1989.

The Glacial Lakes around Michigan, William R. Farrand, University of Michigan, Bulletin 4, Geological Survey Division, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, 1988.

Scorning a Glacial Gift, Paul Hayes, The Milwaukee Journal, 1988.

Pleistocene Stratigraphic Units of Wisconsin 1984-87, edited by John W. Attig et al, Pleistocene Geology of Adams County, Wisconsin, Lee Clayton, Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey, 1987.

Glacial and Related Deposits of Langlade County, Wisconsin, D. M. Mickelson, Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey, 1986.

Glacial geology of the Kettle Moraine, J. W. Attig, Wisconsin Natural Resources, v10, 1986.

Pleistocene Geology of Barron County, Wisconsin, Mark D. Johnson, Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey, 1986.

Pleistocene Geology of Portage County, Wisconsin, Lee Clayton, Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey, 1986.

Pleistocene Geology of the Superior Region, Wisconsin, Lee Clayton, Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey, 1984.

Pleistocene History of West-Central Wisconsin, Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey, Field Trip Guide Book Number 11, 1984.

A guide to the Glacial Landscapes of Dane County, Wisconsin, David M. Mickelson, Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey, 1983.

Ice Ages, Windsor Chorlton, Time Life Books, 1983.

Late Pleistocene History of Southeastern Wisconsin, Geoscience Wisconsin, v7, Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey, 1983.

Precambrian Geology of Marathon County, Wisconsin, Gene L. LaBerge and Paul E. Myers, Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey, 1983.

Quaternary history of the Driftless Area, Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey, 1982.

Minnesota's Geology, Richard Ojakangas and Charles Matsch, University of Minnesota Press, 1982.

The History of Geology and Geophysics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, S.W. Bailey, R.A. Paull, and L.H. Burckle, Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin Systems, 1981.

In Which A Solitary Skier Traverses The Icy Remains Of A Glacial Epoch, John Hildebrand, Sports Illustrated, 1980.

Backpacking Wisconsin's Ice Age Trail, Anne LaBastille, Backpacker Magazine, 1979.

Ice Ages: Solving the Mystery, John Imbrie and Katherine Palmer Imbrie, Harvard University Press, 1979.

Landform distribution and the genesis in the Langlade and Green Bay glacial lobes, north-central Wisconsin, Alan R. Nelson and David M. Mickelson, Wisconsin Academy of Science, Arts and Letters, v. 65, 1978.

On the Trail of Wisconsin's Ice Age, Anne LaBastille, National Geographic, August 1977.

Glacial geomorphology of the southwest segment of the Chippewa lobe moraine complex, Wisconsin, A. C. Cahow, Michigan State University Ph.D. dissertation, 1976.

Pre-Twocreekan age of the type Valders till, Wisconsin, David M. Mickelson and Edward B. Evenson, Geology, October, 1975.

Glacial Geomorphology, Clifford Embleton and Cuchlaine King, Halsted Press, 1975.

Late Quaternary environments of Wisconsin, edited by J. C. Knox and D. M. Mickelson, American Quaternary Association, Field Guide for Third Biennial Meeting, 1974.

Geology of Ice Age National Scientific Reserve of Wisconsin, Robert Black, National Park Service, 1974.

Pleistocene Geology of Southern Wisconsin, The Geological Society of America, Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey, 1970.

Glacial geology of the Northern Kettle Moraine State Forest, Robert Black, Wisconsin Academy of Science, 1969.

Trails for America, U.S. Bureau of Outdoor Recreation, 1966.

Report for the Nationwide System of Trails Study, U.S. Forest Service, 1965.

Ice Age National Scientific Reserve: A Proposal for Cooperative Conservation, United States Department of the Interior, National Park Service, 1962.

A National Park in Wisconsin?, Let's See, Schmidt Publications, April 1961.

Classification of the Wisconsinan stage in the Lake Michigan glacial lobe, Frye and Willman, Illinois Geological Survey, 1960.

Wisconsin's Proposed Ice Age National Park, Raymond T. Zillmer, Wisconsin Alumnus, March 1959.

Landforms of the Baraboo district, Wisconsin, F. T. Thwaites, Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters, Transactions, vol. 47, 1958.

Geology of the Great Lakes, J. L. Hough, University of Illinois Press, 1958.

The Wisconsin Glacier National Forest Park, Raymond T. Zillmer, LORE, Vol. 8, No. 2, The Milwaukee Public Museum, 1958.

Pleistocene Geology of the Door Peninsula, Wisconsin, F. T. Thwaites and Kenneth Bertrand, The Geological Society of America, v68, July, 1957.

Probable Wisconsin substages and late Wisconsin events in Northeastern United States and southeastern Canada, R. F. Flint, Geological Society of America, v64, 1953.

Dating late-Pleistocene events by means of radiocarbon, R. F. Flint, Nature, v167, 1951.

Milwaukee Mountain Climber Swept Over Raging Waterfalls, The Milwaukee Journal, September 20, 1945. (Tales of the outdoors adventures of IATA founder Ray Zillmer.)

Pleistocene of part of northeastern Wisconsin, F. T. Thwaites, Geological Society of America, v54, 1943.

Elements of Geography: Physical and Cultural, Vernor Finch and Glenn Trewartha, McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1942.

The Wisconsin Glacial Moraines, Milwaukee Chapter of the Izaak Walton League, 1942.

Outline of glacial geology, F. T. Thwaites, Edwards Bros., 1939-1963.

The naming of the subdivisions of the Wisconsin glacial age, M. M. Leighton, Science, v. 77, 1933.

Quaternary geology of Minnesota and parts of adjacent states, F. Leverett, United States Geological Survey, 1932.

Glacial geology of the Central States, W. C. Alden, 16th International Geological Congress, Guidebook 26, 1932.

The Two Creeks Forest Bed, L.R. Wilson, Wisconsin Academy of Science, 1932.

The development of the theory of multiple glaciations in North America, F. T. Thwaites, Wisconsin Academy of Science, Transaction, v. 23, 1928.

The Geologic Time Classification of the United States Geological Survey Compared With Other Classifications, M. Grace Wilmarth, United States Department of the Interior, 1925.

The Differentiation of the drift sheets in northwestern Illinois, M.M. Leighton, Journal of Geology, 1923.

The Quaternary geology of Southeastern Wisconsin, W.C. Alden, United States Geological Survey, 1918.

Textbook of Geology, Thomas Chamberlin and Rollin Salisbury, Henry Holt Company, 1909.

Geology of the southeast quarter of the Cross Plains quadrangle, Dane County, Wisconsin, F. T. Thwaites, University of Wisconsin Master's Thesis, 1908.

The Geology of North Central Wisconsin, Samuel Weidman, Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey, 1907.

Abandoned shore lines of eastern Wisconsin, J. W. Goldthwait, Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey, 1907.

The drumlins of southeastern Wisconsin, W. C. Alden, U. S. Geological Survey Bulletin 273, 1905.

The Delevan lobe of the Lake Michigan glacier of the Wisconsin stage of glaciation and associated phenomena, W.C. Alden, United States Geological Survey, 1904.

The Illinois Glacial Lobe, Frank Leverett, United States Geological Survey, 1899.

Glacial phenomena of North America, T.C. Chamberlin, New York and Appleton Co, 1894.

Driftless Area of the Upper Mississippi Valley, Chamberlin and Salisbury, 6th Annual Report, United States Geological Survey, 1885.

Geology of Wisconsin, T.C. Chamberlin, Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey, v1-4, 1883.

On the extent and significance of the Wisconsin Kettle Moraine, T.C. Chamberlin, Wisconsin Academy of Science, v. 4, 1879.

Geology of Eastern Wisconsin, T.C. Chamberlin, State of Wisconsin, 1877.

On the ice movements of the glacial era in the valley of the St. Lawrence, Charles Whittlesey, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1867.

On the drift cavities of 'potash kettles' of Wisconsin, Charles Whittlesey, American Asssociation for the Advancement of Science, 1860.

On the 'superficial deposits' of the northwestern part of the United States, Charles Whittlesey, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1851.

Geological Exploration of Part of Iowa, Wisconsin and Illinois, D. D. Owen, House Ex. Document 239, 26th Congress, 1st Session, Washington, 1840.

For an excellent geology supplement to this bibliography, visit http://www.geology.wisc.edu/~davem/abstracts/contnew.htm

Links

Trail and Hiking Sites

ABC-of-Hiking.com: Hiking, Trekking & Camping 
http://www.abc-of-hiking.com/

American Hiking Society
http://www.americanhiking.org/

American Trails
http://www.americantrails.org

Badger Trails
http://www.badgertrails.org/

Great Outdoor Recreation Page (GORP)
http://gorp.away.com/index.html

Leave No Trace
http://www.lnt.org/

Lightweight Backpacker
http://www.backpacking.net/index.html

National Park Service: Ice Age National Scenic Trail
http://www.nps.gov/iatr/

National Park Service: National Trails System
http://www.nps.gov/nts/

National Trails Training Partnership
http://www.americantrails.org/nttp/default.htm

Rails to Trails Conservancy
http://www.railstotrails.org/index.html

Superior Hiking Trail Association
http://www.shta.org/index.php

U.S. Forest Service: Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest
http://www.fs.fed.us/r9/cnnf/

Wisconsin Go Hiking Club
http://www.homestead.com/wisconsingohiking/

Wisconsin State Park System
http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/

Other National Scenic Trails

Appalachian Trail Conservancy
http://www.appalachiantrail.org

Arizona Trail Association
http://www.aztrail.org/

Florida Trail Association
http://www.florida-trail.org/

North Country Trail Association
http://www.northcountrytrail.org/

Pacific Crest Trail Association
http://www.pcta.org/

Pacific Northwest Trail Association
http://www.pnt.org/

Potomac Heritage Trail Association
http://www.potomactrail.org/

Geology Sites

All About Glaciers
http://www.filtersfast.com/All-About-Glaciers.asp

Illinois State Museum: Ice Ages
http://www.museum.state.il.us/exhibits/ice_ages/index.html

National Snow and Ice Data Center: All About Glaciers
http://nsidc.org/glaciers/

National Snow and Ice Data Center: Online Glacier Photograph Database
http://nsidc.org/data/g00472.html

University of California, Berkeley, Museum of Paleontology: The Pleistocene
http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/quaternary/ple.html

USGS Glacier Atlas
http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2005/3056/index.html

Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey
http://www.uwex.edu/wgnhs/

Other Friends

Cedar Lakes Conservation Foundation
http://www.clcf.info/

Gathering Waters Conservancy
http://www.gatheringwaters.org/

Henry S. Reuss Ice Age Visitor Center, North Kettle Moraine
http://dnr.wi.gov/org/land/parks/specific/kmn/iac.html

Mid-Kettle Moraine Partners Group
http://midkettlemoraine.uwex.edu/

Natural Heritage Land Trust
http://www.nhlt.org/

Ozaukee Washington Land Trust
http://www.owlt.org/

Partnership for the National Trails System
http://www.pnts.org

Riverland Conservancy
http://www.riverlandconservancy.com

State Historical Society of Wisconsin
http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/

Trees For Tomorrow
http://www.treesfortomorrow.com/

Wisconsin Bed & Breakfast Association
http://www.wbba.org/

Wisconsin Bird Conservation Initiative
http://www.wisconsinbirds.org/

Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame (Ray Zillmer)
http://www.wchf.org/

Wisconsin Department of Tourism
http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/

Related Resources

Benefits of Trails and Greenways (Fact Sheet)
http://railstotrails.org/resources/documents/resource_docs/tgc_benefits.pdf

Deer Hunting in Wisconsin
http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/hunt/deer.html

Green Infrastructure
http://www.greeninfrastructure.net/

NatureServe: An Online Encyclopedia of Life
http://www.natureserve.org/

Poison Ivy Resources
http://www.aad.org/public/Publications/pamphlets/Poison_IvyOakSumac.htm

Trail Safety Resources
http://walking-canes.net/walkingthetrail.html

Wisconsin State Herbarium
http://www.botany.wisc.edu/herbarium/

Wisconsin Vascular Plant Species
http://www.botany.wisc.edu/wisflora/

Wisconsin Society for Ornithology
http://www.wsobirds.org

Wisconsin State Park and Forest Campground Reservation System
http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/camping/reservation.html