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The Mystery of Pond Number Three

Crocs or Bedrocks, that is the question.


THIS IS, IF YOU HAVE A STRONG IMAGINATION, three petrified crocodiles basking in the sun on the edge of a prehistoric Pond Number Three at Mount Hood -- in Melrose, of course. More realistically, it would appear to be a picture of ancient bedrock, badly scoured by the recent Ice Age of the past hundred thousand years. The pond itself, by the way, is a rather good example of what geologists call a Kettle Pond. It is approximately 10,000 years old, since the ice cap covering Melrose had halted its expansion by that time, and was melting away. The photo was taken by SilverStringer Len Dalton, who takes frequent walks through the park with his dog and his camera.


November 26, 1999


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