#438: View to the east along State Hwy. 27. Standing on the east slope
of the St. Croix moraine (Superior lobe) looking east, across rolling
topography composed of a series of north-south drainageways with intervening
ridges. These features are associated with drainage of Superior-lobe meltwater.
As ice retreated east from the terminal moraine on which the photo was
taken, drainage ran parallel to the ice front, generally in a southerly
direction. The ridges are composed of older tills capped by Superior-lobe
sediment. The drainage channels were initially deeper than now observed.
They have been filled with stream and lake sediments deposited by late-
and post-glacial fluvial events.