Travel: Loess Hills give Iowa surprising character

October 29, 2018 1:47 PM

MOORHEAD, Iowa — Many people would describe Iowa with a simplistic simile beginning "As flat as … "Perhaps " … a pancake," or maybe " … a table top," or even " … champagne on Jan. 2."I would have been guilty of such myself, before a recent drive through the state's scenic Loess Hills.Yes, Iowa has hills, and those hills have a geology that's most unusual. The narrow line of hills is composed of very fine soil called loess — pronounced luss — deposited in the last Ice Age and [...] Continue Reading


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