In February and March I made a series of trips to the Mojave Desert and Death Valley, and since then I have been conducting a blog journey through the basic principles of geology as exposed in this extraordinary desert environment (Strangers in a Strange Land). In the last post we were looking up at the Black Mountains and the strange Turtleback faults, but today we are looking down, down as far as we can look on the North American continent.
We've looked at two playa surfaces now in the series Strangers in a Strange Land, our tour of Death Valley and the Mojave Desert of eastern California. The first was the salt pan at Badwater, the lowest point in North America at min... Read Post
Strangers in a Strange Land is an exploration of the geology of Death Valley National Park and the Mojave National Preserve, as it might be seen (and possibly even understood) by a new student of geology. My trip turns out to have b... Read Post