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Michael Meade Steinbacher
Plasma Catastrophism Geology Tour

Dates: 2012-07-29 - 2012-08-11 9.9 (9 years 3 months ago)

Where: Albuquerque, NM, United States Venue: The great outdoors, man


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Z. Dahlen Parker
Hopi Lake, one of several post-catastrophe lakes not to be forgotten.
9 years 4 months ago [2012-07-29 11:58:18]
Rather than send three separate emails to the participants, i am posting this here in the hope that you all keep your eyes open while driving through where stood deep water. 3dzp There is much evidence for the presence of several immense lakes rinvaling and adjacent to the Great Basin. It is said that that basin was filled by glacial run-off but that view emerges from gradualism and over-looks catastrophic causes. Consideration of the great basin lake as a post catastrophe lake opens a number of possible avenues of thought for the typography and formations of all the adjacent areas and reveals an incredible inland body of water. From Hopi lake to Mono lake we might better understand what remains today by contemplating that the existence of Grand Lake and Hopi Lake offers us a glimpse at the size of a former body that occupied (temporarily) areeas west of the continental divide. That water was trapped there when the crust folded up through it. The mechanism behind that folding is multi-faceted but it happened quickly by human standards. So as you look at the remains of such a large body of saltwater that got capped over by fresh water, then rapidly drained to the level of Grand and Hopi Lakes, keep your eyes open for the high falls, conduits, and sacred places where survivors recorded the events of the catastrophic period, and while you are driving across the Wasatch Mountains keep your eyes open for a south west facing alcove off the road from Spanish Forks Rt (6/89). It is a telling feature that should not be missed. A dried up water fall from before valley drainage was established. dzp