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Drifless Images in Pixels and Prose will feature people and places within the region as portrayed on this map.

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Driftless Products and Places

This fiction book is about a veteran journalist who tires of the hype and spin of modern media and decides to seek something truthful in the wilds of Tasmania.

Two chapters also are set in the Driftless area of Wisconsin. Available via www.iUniverse.com, www.amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com. Or: Order here.


For photos of items for sale, go to the gallery link for this site below. 

For overall info, go the Shed's Facebook page by clicking here.

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Westby House Victorian Inn

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Branches Winery

http://www.brancheswinery.com

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Ottervale General Store

S4015 Husker Hollow Rd.

La Farge, WI. 54639

608-625-4258 - 608-343-8261

Email: kpalderson@gmail.com

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Valley Stewardship Network

Our Mission:

Valley Stewardship Network works to protect the lands and waters of the Kickapoo River Valley through stewardship outreach and citizen action that result in healthy food and water for generations to come.

Explore our site.

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Welcome to the Kickapoo Valley Reserve

The Kickapoo Valley Reserve is an 8,569 acre tract of land located between the villages of La Farge and Ontario in southwestern Wisconsin.

Its history, resources, administration, and recreational diversity make it unique - a place like no other. We invite you to come see for yourself the many wonders of the Kickapoo Valley Reserve.

Here sandstone outcroppings tower over the Kickapoo River as you paddle its quiet waters, and native plants and animals abound in all seasons.

Whether you'd like to join us for a scheduled interpretive hike, adventure into the back country on your own, or simply stop and admire the beauty, the Kickapoo Valley Reserve welcomes you! Click here for more.

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Gallery Featured Photos

For galleries of photos from around the Driftless Area and beyond, click here.

For archives of stories done about the area, go to the Message Board of this web site and scroll down.

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Welcome To Driftless Images

Bull riding at Wild West Days. See a photo gallery and videos at gallery link.

Welcome to Driftless Images, a site that morphed out of the Driftless Writers Blog. into Driftless and now to its present format .

The site still serves as a forum for folks who love the creativity and challenge of using the language in written form. It doesn't matter whether you are a student, hobby writer or a pro -- or whether you write prose or poems -- you can post your work here. Just use the Driftless Writers Blog Message Board below.

You won't be paid for your writing. Any obscene or libelous/slanderous posts will be removed by the publisher. But, if you can live with those rules, you can use this as a forum to see your work in "print" in cyberspace.

Over the next few years, I plan on writing about the people, places and things that make the Driftless area unique. We also will work to capture the beauty of the area and document the life here in photos. Thus, the Pixels and Prose part of the site name.

The Driftless Area is a relative well-kept secret in the southwest corner of Wisconsin, southeast Minnesota, northeast Iowa and northwest Illinois. Its karst geology makes it unique, gives it beauty and also makes it an environmentally fragile area. 

We'll document that as well as the characters who inhabit the area and some of the communities and places that give it further identity. ... Gregg Hoffmann

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You can write your piece right on the blog, but it usually is better to copy and paste it into the site from your own computer. All works on this site are copyright protected and cannot be used again without permission from the authors. Feel free to post notices and opinions about community issues. Features that appear on this site also will be archived on the Blog.

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Driftless Duffer

Enjoy Prairie du Chien Golf

Prairie du Chien County Club is a joy to play any time during the season.

The course location among the bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River provides some spectacular scenery.

First opened in 1958, the course was redesigned by Gilmore & Graves in 1993. The designers made the most of the natural terrain and surrounding beauty.

They created a challenging, fun course to play. The course measures 6222 yards from the longest tees (par 71) and has a slope rating of 119 and a 69. Par is 71.

Some of the holes require precise shot making because of tree-lined fairways and well-placed traps. Some holes allow the golfer to let out some shaft and go for the long ball.

The par 5, No. 8 is the most challenging hole for this Driftless Duffer and is the No. 1 rated handicap hole on the course. It includes a couple doglegs, a deep valley, plenty of trees, ending in a tricky punting green.

Second in handicap is the par 5, No. 15, which measures 479 yards from the tee. That might not seem like a long par 5, but there is plenty of trouble on this hole with a dogled right and large fairway trap.

If you like sporty par 3s, you’ll find a couple on the course. The 123-yard, No. 3, requires the golfer to hit across a ravine to an elevated green. Come up short and your ball can trickle back at you. If you’re using a driving cart, be careful. The path on the hole also requires you to make somewhat of a hairpin turn.

Nos. 6, 11 and 13 also are 3s that provide challenges. No. 11 measures 196 yards from the back tee.

The 443-yard No. 4, a par 4, also is a good hole, with trees on the left. It is the No. 3 handicap hole on the course.

Overall, you’ll have to know how to hit side hill, uphill and downhill lies to really score on the hilly course. Condition of the course when this duffer played it was excellent.

PDCCC hosts a variety of events during the season, including the Sawmill Saloon Open in July and the Club Championship in August.

Rates for public play range from $19 to $39 depending on the time of year and whether you use a cart. The course does have late season rates.

The clubhouse offers a varied menu and a locker room. The course has a driving range and nice putting green. Cross country ski trails are provided in the winter time.

You can learn more about Prairie du Chien Country Club by going to http://www.pdccountryclub.com.

Wet A Fly: In The Driftless Area

Response To Wisconsin's Trout Wars

The La Crosse Tribune ran an interesting feature on its front page Sunday called “Wisconsin’s Trout Wars.”

It dealt with the efforts of 75-year-old Roger Kerr, a retired DNR biologist from Boscobel, who is illegally keeping trout to make a point -- that over-regulation of streams has led to fewer fishers, over-population of trout in some streams and smaller fish. Kerr would like to see more bait fishing, more liberal bag limits and a longer season.

Whether you agree with Kerr or not, several interesting points have been raised in the feature. First, fishing is down -- about 61 percent from 1984 to 2004. Kerr says that’s in part because catch-and-release rules have driven bait fishers from the streams, leaving only Trout Unlimited types, often from elsewhere.

For the rest of this blog, go to the Driftless Writers Blog link on this page. For the Tribune story, click here.

Queen Anne spreads her lace.

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