Basin and range viewed from Borah Peak



In 1883, the brilliant geologist G. K. Gilbert wrote an article for the Salt Lake Tribune,“A theory of earthquakes of the Great Basin” (American Journal of Science (3rd Series , vol. 27, p. 49, 1884), which began

There are many geologists who are very wise, but even they do not understand the forces which produce mountains. And yet it must be admitted, not only that mountains have been made, but that some mountains are still rising.