Wednesday, October 24, 2012

More Pikes Peak

After you park your car and start walking toward the overlooks at Pikes Peak State Park south of McGregor, Iowa, this is the sight that greets you.  When I was a kid I thought that distant view seen through the trees was the most amazing thing in the world!

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Do you remember the explorers Marquette and Joliet from your grade school Social Studies classes?  Here’s some historical info about them…

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This next photo shows the Wisconsin River meeting the Mississippi.  Over on that hill in the distance is a Wisconsin state park called Wyalusing.  It has an overlook of the river, too, and I hope to take pictures over there someday.

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Amy Burzese said...

These are lovely shots. Looks like a beautiful area. Thanks for sharing.

Reamus said...

Camped there once. Beautiful Place even in the heat of late June.

Ruth Hiebert said...

These and the previous post are gorgeous scenes. The touches of colour just add to the beauty.

42N said...

These qare some of Iowa's best scenic places. You captured the autumn look that enhances the one of a kind scenery.I too have been to Pikes Peak and have enjoyed the sites. When you have a chance go visit MacBride Hall (main entrance) on the University of Iowa campus - and its free. There is visual display of this very scene as two Iowa natives watch the explorers arrive on the river.