06-25-08 - 1

Geologic History of CA is quite interesting. So much of the shape of the state is extremely young.

Orientations in LA always got me confused. LA actually points mostly south, and the mountains run east-west. I always felt like the ocean should be to the west and the mountains should run north-south. Well, it turns out it was that way 25 million years ago. The mountains around LA to Santa Barbara are called the "Transverse Ranges" because they run east-west, and they were rotated 90 degrees 25 million years ago as the plates slammed together and all sort of chaos happened.

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