Not by Fire but by Ice
THE NEXT ICE AGE - NOW!
Updated 5 September 2005
Mountain in the middle of Lake Crescent, Washington
Veteran diver Bill Walker has discovered a mountain smack in the middle
Lake Crescent, Washington -- and a trench nearby that may hold an
unbroken geological record of the region since the last Ice Age.
Walker, of Burien, Washington discovered the 450-foot-high mount on
August. 11 and returned to it with other divers Saturday.
`It comes up dramatically, right center in the middle of the lake,'' he said,
and covers about two-thirds of an acre.
Maps of the lake say it is supposed to be 500 feet deep at that spot -- latitude north 48 degrees, 4 minutes, 29 seconds, and longitude west 123 degrees, 47 minutes, 91 seconds, according to Walker's global positioning system, and lies six-tenths of a mile due magnetic north of the Barnes Point boat launch.
The mount -- which geologists would call a moraine -- looks as if a giant barge filled with mammoth rocks tipped its load into the lake,
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