Thursday, September 27, 2007

Return to Great Basin Lakes 2007

Next week, Becki and I will be returning to Reno after a two year lapse from the gritty spring break trip we spent surveying the arid landscape with Dr. Anne Carey. (Highlights of that trip included examining the dusty desolation left in the bed Owens Lake, and the remains of a dried-up wildbird preserve). Mono Lake was spared, but still hosts some of the most unusual landforms emerging from the saline lake.

Above Walker Lake is pictured (as we will be depth-sampling Walker for part of Becki's dissertaton characterizing closed-basin lake chemical evolution). I like Walker for other reasons, it used to be the vast Lake Lahontan (covering more than 8,000 square miles during the ice age!)

I will post pictures from our adventure as internet connection abilities allow.

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