The publication of Richard Waitt's paper describing the stratigraphy of Burlingame Canyon in 1980 opened up a can of worms. In particular, a disagreement among geologists over the nature of the thin, silty layers at the tops of Missoula flood rhythmites. "Are silty tops indicative of deposition by wind or quiet water?" WIND OPTION -- If the silt was blown in by wind, then surfaces between floods were dry and exposed. A significant period of time must have passed between floo
Geography matters. Both in the real world and in the movies. So let's compare and contrast various geographic aspects of two important places that have recently been in the news: Wakanda and Wauconda. Location Wakanda is a fictional NE African country that appears in Black Panther, a movie and comic book by Marvel. Wauconda is a small unincorporated community in Okanogan County, WA founded in 1898 by miners. Accessibility Wakanda is hidden amidst impassable mountains and jung
COLUMBIA BASIN, WA -- Erratics in the Columbia Basin are rocks of "exotic" lithology brought here by glacial ice, by icebergs rafted in by glacial outburst floods, or by some combination of iceberg rafting and flood transport. Erratics occur as isolated boulders, pebbles in flood deposits, and as mixed piles (bergmounds). They are granite, quartzite, basalt, and a variety of metamorphic rocks formed in distant parts of the Northern Rocky Mountains. People usually find the hou
WASHINGTON -- The FBI announced Monday that Devin Gerald Nunes, current U.S. Representative for California's 22nd Congressional District and Chairman of the United States House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, was formerly the as Judd Asher Nelson. Judd Nelson established a successful Hollywood career as an actor in roles as "John Bender" in The Breakfast Club (1985), "Rodimus Prime" in Transformers: The Movie (1986), and "Jack Richmond" in the NBC sitcom Suddenly
Here's my recommended gear list for the intermediate, fitness-oriented skate skier. The target audience is the athlete with previous skiing experience that wants to get into skate skiing for fitness and maybe some local/casual racing.
Expect to pay about $1200 for a really good skate skiing set up. You can do it for less, but that takes a lot of searching around for deals and probably some risk taking. Spring is a good time to look for deals on skate skis. Race Gear