Jurassic Rock Springs

On October 29, 2012 we took a trip to Rock Springs to see Ableman’s Gorge, a unique  geological rock face that is the remnant of an ocean bottom that used to be there millions of years ago. The area also has artifacts from it’s former mining era.


We start along the path..




Here is the rippled rock, former bottom of the sea that WAS there.


Artifacts from long ago..




Not only that, there is a continuously running spigot with water tapped from the spring, no charge for the water.

Spring Water For Free!

Spring Water For Free!

More interesting information about Rock Springs.


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We had a great time here exploring.

6 thoughts on “Jurassic Rock Springs

    • Hi, thanks for following blog. I see you are a fellow Wisconsinite too. One of my goals in my blog is to get people inspired to take a look at our beautiful state. We are not “flyover country” 🙂 Have a great day!


  1. I found this to be very informative. I have often wondered while walking into the Van Hise building on UW Campus how it got it’s name, now I know thanks to you!


  2. Pingback: UW-Madison Geology Museum – Boaz Mastadon Home | Adventures in Travel

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