Sample Chapter – Dune State Park Geology

The geologic features of Dune State Park have their origins in the rising and falling water levels of Lake Michigan as well as the winds coming off the lake. Continue reading Sample Chapter – Dune State Park Geology

Indiana Dunes State Park

Visitors to Indiana Dunes State Park can hike the sand mountains that tower over beautiful Lake Michigan and see the city of Chicago in the distance. Bird watchers can find a copious number of waterfowls, songbirds and other avian treats in the marshes in the park. Sun worshipers can swim and lounge along the immense sand beaches that line the Lake Michigan shoreline. Camping, fishing and picnicking are also fun activities at the park. Continue reading Indiana Dunes State Park

Indiana State Park Travel Guide Series

I have written the books in this series to provide prospective visitors to the Indiana State Parks with a complete visitors guide to the area and to present histories of the individual parks, their geology as well as their unique features. At present there are six books in the series which are published in order of the dates of when the parks were established. Continue reading Indiana State Park Travel Guide Series

Podcast – History of Pokagon State Park – Part 1 – The Potawatomi Tribe and the Trail of Death

Greetings, today I will discuss my newest book release, Pokagon Indiana State Park. In this episode you will hear the History of Pokagon State Park – Part 1 – The Potawatomi Tribe and the Trail of Death Continue reading Podcast – History of Pokagon State Park – Part 1 – The Potawatomi Tribe and the Trail of Death

Indiana’s Cataract Falls

A visit to Cataract Falls will reveal two waterfalls a half mile apart. The Falls are, by volume, the largest waterfalls in Indiana. The Upper Falls is at the Cataract Falls State Recreation Area. This Falls drops about thirty feet. Visitors will find an observation deck to observe them located adjacent to a picnic area. A walk across Cataract Falls Covered Bridge, just above the Falls, affords a magnificent view of the Mill Creek Gorge below the Falls. Continue reading Indiana’s Cataract Falls

Sample Chapter – General Geology Clifty Falls State Park

The area of Clifty Falls State Park lies on an area geologists call the Cincinnati Arch. This geological formation stretches between the Illinois Basin, in south central Illinois, and the Appalachian Basin, which slants southwest through eastern Virginia. The rock layers in the area of the park slant towards the west with the younger rock faces to the west and the older to the east. The exposed rock is mostly composed of a substance geologists call Laurel Dolomite. Continue reading Sample Chapter – General Geology Clifty Falls State Park