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Gibraltar Rock State Natural Area Professional Review and Guide
"The climb to this extraordinary lookout over the Wisconsin River valley will take your breath away in more ways than one. This region of Wisconsin is a geologist’s dream. From the sandstone of the Cambrian period to the carving work of the glaciers, there is a whole glossary of land features. Gibraltar Rock is a sandstone bluff that rises up out of the earth like a fallen asteroid, and if you aren’t ready to exert yourself a bit, this might not be your first hiking choice. Gibraltar Rock is an outlier from the Black River Escarpment. At one time, it must have been attached and then became isolated by erosion. There are others in the area, but this is the highest. A preservation group called Friends of Our Native Landscape made this park their first project."
--Kevin Revolinksi, 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Madison (Menasha Ridge Press).
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