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By Lynne Diebel

The Driftless region is the land the glaciers neglected, an old panorama of bluffs, ridgetops, and steep valleys that in the past was once a seabed. overlaying a lot of southwestern Wisconsin, its contours have been deeply carved from bedrock, now not via ice yet by way of many rivers.

            Crossing the Driftless is either a traveler’s story and an exploration of this dramatic setting, following the streams of geologic and human background. Lynne Diebel and her husband, Bob, crossed the Driftless quarter by means of canoe, traveling 359 river miles (and six Mississippi River locks and 5 portages) from Faribault, Minnesota, the place her kin has a summer season domestic on Cedar Lake, to their Wisconsin domestic in Stoughton, one block from the Yahara River. touring via river and portage, they paddled downstream at the Cannon and Mississippi rivers and upstream at the Wisconsin River, within the culture of voyageurs. Lynne tells the tale in their journey, but in addition the tales of the rivers they canoed and the numerous tributaries whose confluences they passed.

Finalist, Travel, Foreword stories IndieFab Book of the yr Awards

Honorable point out, Nonfiction ebook, Council for Wisconsin Writers

Winner, Recreation/Sports/Travel, Midwest booklet Awards

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