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Old 11-18-2013, 08:13 PM   #3261
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Mississippi river couple years ago.
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Tahoe is not a crater. I think it was formed as the Earth's crust upthrust over itself. Plate tectonics. If you were to cut the crust from east to west and look at a cross section the western Sierra is like a long ramp up to the summit, and then drops off abruptly on the eastern face. Tahoe is in a large valley virtually on the summit where an enormous scarp sheared off and fell to the east leaving the Tahoe Basin.

That's my uneducated wild-ass guess anyhow.
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Tahoe is not a crater. I think it was formed as the Earth's crust upthrust over itself. Plate tectonics. If you were to cut the crust from east to west and look at a cross section the western Sierra is like a long ramp up to the summit, and then drops off abruptly on the eastern face. Tahoe is in a large valley virtually on the summit where an enormous scarp sheared off and fell to the east leaving the Tahoe Basin.

That's my uneducated wild-ass guess anyhow.

And plate tectonics are why California is going to slip off into the sea one of these days.
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Tahoe is not a crater. I think it was formed as the Earth's crust upthrust over itself. Plate tectonics. If you were to cut the crust from east to west and look at a cross section the western Sierra is like a long ramp up to the summit, and then drops off abruptly on the eastern face. Tahoe is in a large valley virtually on the summit where an enormous scarp sheared off and fell to the east leaving the Tahoe Basin.

That's my uneducated wild-ass guess anyhow.
No, it's Swag, scientific wild ass guess...

I know where Tahoe came from, God was like, I want to put a lake there, so he did.
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No, it's Swag, scientific wild ass guess...

I know where Tahoe came from, God was like, I want to put a lake there, so he did.
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There is no science in my response. Just what I have read and learned over the years. One of the great books I have read on the subject is "Assembling California" by John McPhee. It was particularly interesting given that over the years I have visited nearly all of the sites McPhee writes about in the book. In any case I found it quite compelling.
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Lake Tahoe is close to where they filmed Bonanza!
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No idea, but it has to be cold. When Cinder and I went camping up in the snowy range next to this stream, my hands turned blue as soon as I stuck them in the water. It felt like the skin was peeled off. All snow melt, but way colder than 32F. If I had to guess, I'd say it was at least -10F. I have nothing to judge by for sure though. The coldest temps I've experienced were right about 2F.
It is impossible for stream water to be below 32-degrees F. You can compress the freezing point of water by adding things to the water, but they aren't typically found in streams.
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This is probably gonna make me sound crazier then I am, but anyone over "link" an idea/though to an everyday object?
I'm bad at remembering things so I'll "link" thoughts to object that I use in a daily basis such as car keys, phone, door knob, game systems.....literally anything. What I mean by "link" is basically saying to yourself "when I reach for *insert object* I'll think of *insert thought*". An example would be like "I want to remember to tell my girlfriend to we should spend a New Years on a train" I put that to my game system since I was planning on playing it when I got home........anyone else do this?
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This is probably gonna make me sound crazier then I am, but anyone over "link" an idea/though to an everyday object? I'm bad at remembering things so I'll "link" thoughts to object that I use in a daily basis such as car keys, phone, door knob, game systems.....literally anything. What I mean by "link" is basically saying to yourself "when I reach for *insert object* I'll think of *insert thought*". An example would be like "I want to remember to tell my girlfriend to we should spend a New Years on a train" I put that to my game system since I was planning on playing it when I got home........anyone else do this?
Like a Mind Map? Yup. Did it quite a bit when I was still teaching, and before that, in Grad school. Would always diagram stuff, and have a "MAP" of where such things are in a particular order,.......
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Like a Mind Map? Yup. Did it quite a bit when I was still teaching, and before that, in Grad school. Would always diagram stuff, and have a "MAP" of where such things are in a particular order,.......
I guess you could call it mind mapping......never actually knew there was a term for it. I've been doing it for probably two years or so now and man oh man, does it ever help.
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