After our Upper Dells Boat Tour, it was time for the Lower Dells. It begins at the place where we caught the shuttle earlier. We were on the 2:30 tour on the Chief. This tour is about 1/2 hour-long. The Upper Dells tour is just over 2 hours.
Waiting area before coming aboard, we are ready for part 2 of our adventure!
The landing, time to get aboard!
We are on our way, the dam is on our left. It separates the Upper and Lower Dells.
We soon reach the area of the rock formations and this is the first one, Cow in the Milk Bottle. And the whole rock face.
Shortly after this we were shown the last known “rafter’s hook”. A man would drift down the river on a raft of logs to be sold further downstream. He lived on this log raft and when he needed a rest, he would tie up to this hook to keep stationary.
Here are a couple of rafter photos from back then.
Next we saw the Baby Grand Piano rock structure. It sure looks like one! It’s the lower rock on the right.
We didn’t just see great rock structures, we also saw development along the river. This is Rivers Edge Resort.
We come across a Streamflow Gaging Station, used to measure water levels in the river. Nothing unusual so far this year.
Here comes the Sugar Bowl, and we go right between them. Ahead of us is a Jet Boat about to do just that!
Here is Lone Rock, the Ho-Chunk (Winnebago) believe a spirit of the Dells live in a cave inside this rock.
We conclude our tour with a look at the Ink Stand. That green growth is called lichen.
We made our way back to shore and thanked the crew, Captain Trent and Kaylee and the other young man for the great tour.