Friday, September 15, 2023

Blue Mesa Trail in Petrified Forest, Arizona

This was a truly desolate place. The impact of the catastrophe of the Genesis Flood hit me as I walked this trial. 


Thursday, September 14, 2023

Biblical Flood Geology from Bottom to Top

 Dave and I drove to the Western United States to explore the Biblical Flood geology that is literally all over the West. We visited Palo Duro Canyon in the Texas Panhandle, The Painted Desert and Petrified Forest, Sedona, Arizona, Grand Canyon, Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon and the Rockies.  This post will be mostly pictures along with some explanations of the sediments as well as links to more detailed articles and short videos from geologists. While we are not geologists ourselves, we love to study this topic and share what we learn with the thousands who come through the Genesis Walk Museum. We hope our trip and the pictures and videos will impact you as it has impacted us. We begin with Genesis as we look at the layers in the earth. From there we learn of our great God and Savior. Thanks for coming along..

Texas Panhandle 

These sedimentary layers that are exposed and we can see here were laid down early in The Genesis Flood of Noah's day, but not as early as those in the Grand Canyon. 
Palo Duro Canyon near Amarillo, Texas. This is the second largest canyon in the United States.

Some of the rocks that can be found in Palo Duro Canyon. Scroll down for links to articles explaining that Noah's Flood is responsible for this canyon. 

  Cave in the park

ICR (Institute for Creation Research) scientists in Dallas, Texas, have visited this canyon and written a few articles to help give an understanding of where this fits in the geology of The Flood (Genesis 6-8). Here are some short and easy to understand articles: Palo Duro Canyon Rocks Showcase Deep Time
Largest Canyons Were Formed by the Receding Flood

 Watery deposition of the layers is easy to see.

 In the US, only the Grand Canyon is a larger canyon.

New Mexico
Painted Desert/Petrified Forest in Arizona.
This was created in the  early to mid Flood. Sediments deposited as they were sorted by water. Minerals are shown in the color varities. 

Giant petrified log

Petrified logs are scattered around

Great article from The Institute for Creation Research HERE
Minerals create the colors!

The remaining hills after the flood waters receeded.

End of Painted Desert, now off to...
Grand Canyon, AZ (below)
These layers were laid down at the beginning of the Genesis Flood. The canyon formed very quickly with a mass run off event at the end of The Flood. 

I hiked down into the canyon for about half and hour. Behind me is the Coconino Sandstone.
These 3 videos from the film, Is Genesis History, explain the evidence that this was a watery deposition. 
Coconino Sandstone, Desert or Flood?
More about the Coconino
Crossbeds in the Coconino

End of Grand Canyon now off to...
Sedona, Arizona

Kingman Turquoise Mine in Arizona. Turquoise was created during the Flood. 

Traveling up the Grand Staircase to Zion National Park.
What is the Grand Staircase?

Top of Grandstaircase is Bryce Canyon National Park. This was created late or post Flood.

The Hoodoos make for a fairyland view.