Friday, September 9, 2011
More Stuff in TFA's Thriller, BLACK KACHINA
In this satellite shot of Baha California and the Gulf of California (also called the Sea of Cortez) please note how the gulf's top seems to have been filled in with sand. Where did you think the Colorado River deposited all that dirt from the Grand Canyon? The gulf's water used to extend past Palm Springs, although that was so long ago, a few sabertooth tigers were probably still around. The blue oblong mark near the top of today's sand pile is California's Salton Sea, the surface of which is 200 feet below sea level. The border with Mexico is just to the south.