Re: [ancient_waterways_society] Welcome new members; you-tube about ancient Megalodon sharks
I grew up directly in Missoula,MT. My father taught me the interesting geology there abouts. As a lassie i hiked the local mountains and thought it 'normal' about mountains, then, to all have deep ridges imbedded into the soil like giant corduroy. It made climbing the slopes almost step-like, with ridges along the hot, grassy slopes placed at 3-foot to 4 foot intervals. Once you worked two hours to hike to the top of a given rise, it was, for young legs still half-made of rubber, to leap mt.goaty gallumps and be down at the bottom in less than 20 minutes.
It wasn't until Dad explained why all those latitude lines marked our hillsides that i could sit on top of Mt.Jumbo or Elk Ridge and imagine the wide waters i'd need a boat to cross to get to Waterworks hill, if it was even above water.
Thank you for the nostalgic trip down memory lane. It brings back the hot, dusty sun on a bare, browned head, sitting among the herby-fragrant Arrowleaf Balsamroots, poking at elk tracks, and munching on wild rhubarb; looking out across the 'Saddle', grasshoppers churring, and wondering how the Pines all came back when the water was such a Wipeout every few centuries.
Still a marvel to think of how Nature recovers, given a chance.
--- On Wed, 10/21/09, Susan <beldingenglish@...> wrote:
From: Susan <beldingenglish@...>
Subject: [ancient_waterways_society] Welcome new members; you-tube about ancient Megalodon sharks
Date: Wednesday, October 21, 2009, 2:15 PM
Welcome to the new member w/screen name collynscove who joined last week. And to a new member from South Carolina w/screen name 'Megalodon.843..'.
The term seemed familiar and a Search turned up a fun YouTube, fitting for a group connected by contemporary and ancient waterways. I understand that Megaladon sharks have been extinct for millions of years. If the shark photographed from the cage and boat in the film is a Great White, it is giant, and I will think of it if I ever ocean-dive again. I fine the two part video is hair-raising and very well done. The gargantuan skeleton of the jaw and teeth likely is real. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2JpZCcidIw
As a co-host, I do my best to make interconnections and insert links here and there, but new members and old, please feel free to Post items of your particular areas of interest, comments, questions, etc. to this interestingly diverse group of 65 members connected by global oceans, rivers, lakes.... and the Worldwide Internet. Particularly subjects related to waterways familiar to you that most of us from across the globe might not otherwise know anything about, otherwise. I particularly enjoyed Marti's several page slide show, mostly from the NW area of the US. Some of you may also recall the Nova production a few years back "Mytery of the Megaflood", and I am including the link Marti emailed me a few days ago, includes Glacial Lake Missoula. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/megaflood/lake.html That and the Columbia River Basin, tributaries we have discussed very little here, probably because we have only one or two members that I am aware of living in that area of North America.