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Devil’s Lake State Park: West Bluff Professional Review and Guide
"No less impressive than its sister bluff across the lake, this rocky outcropping offers a stroll along the lakeshore through talus and a series of overlooks 500 feet above the water. Devil’s Lake might be a river, if not for a glacier’s intrusion about 15,000 years ago. The two bluffs seen today are two of the most ancient rock outcrops in North America. Estimated to be about 1.6 billion years old, they are made of quartzite, a metamorphic rock formed from grains of sand cemented in a nonporous fashion—unlike sandstone, which is porous."
--Kevin Revolinksi, 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Madison (Menasha Ridge Press).
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