As the third and last Wisconsin glacier retreated some 12,000 years ago, it left behind the seeds of a landscape that would later become as awe inspiring as the events from which it was created.
The land that was exposed was barren, scored, and covered with large outcroppings of rock. Plant life, such as trees and shrubs, had long since been swept away. The large gullies and crevices left behind soon began to fill with the melting glacial water.
Eventually, this water began to flow with the uneven uprising of the previously compressed earth; and where was once covered with miles thick