You can now see through the cutting an expanse of water, which is the Great Basin, as the larger lake is called.
But other crust changes accompanied the sinking of the Great Basin.
The panoramas westward across the deserts of the Great Basin are notably fine.
Water, next to wood, is the great want of the plains and of the Great Basin.
These movements may have corresponded with the sinkings of the Great Basin; both were due to tremendous internal readjustments.
During the pluvial periods when hydrosere-loving shrews populated the Great Basin, that region may have been a treeless grassland.
I hoped thus to be enabled to penetrate the scrubs, and reach, and perhaps cross, the higher land bounding this Great Basin.
There is a good country south of the Utah Lake or southeast of the Great Basin.
But down on the floor of the Great Basin the "Great Power" ruled supreme.
Nevada belongs to the "Great Basin," a table-land elevated 4,500 feet above the sea.