I hope that in future you will stop accusing other people of “misreading” since your “rocks are time periods” misreading is the craziest misreading that I have ever seen and you keep on repeating it even after being corrected again and again.
As for something “leaving slicks” that really doesn’t help you explain how the trackway - or the many other trackways from different periods - fit with the Biblical description of the Flood.
Upon further musings, I can only say that the Creationist side has but one argument: That God did it for a mysterious reason. I can't say that this is a valid argument, however.
Chance as a real force is a myth. It has no basis in reality and no place in scientific inquiry. For science and philosophy to continue to advance in knowledge, chance must be demythologized once and for all. –RC Sproul "A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes." –Mark Twain " ~"If that's not sufficient for you go soak your head."~Faith You can "get answers" by watching the ducks. That doesn't mean the answers are coming from them.~Ringo
It may have been argued a lot but we still haven’t seen any reason to think that it’s plausible from either a scriptural or an evidential point of view.
So how long do you have dry land between these conjectured waves? How many times do they need to inundate the land to account for all the fossil footprints?
Then when you’ve dealt with those you can get on to difficult questions like what could possibly cause them and what evidence is there for them aside from your need to explain terrestrial features in the fossil record.
Long period of time between waves/tides as Flood rises.
Be careful how many made-up, unscriptural waves you try to squeeze into a one-year flood. There are a lot of layers to explain.
Of course, that's an experiment that creationists could do: One tank with waves every few seconds, one tank with two tides per day, one tank with a wave every week, etc. It should be easy enough to figure out what conditions would preserve footprints. Why don't creationistsdo that?
This graphic shows information on paleogeography, sea levels, rocks, tectonism, magmatism, and life. +There is a geological column in the center with additional detail v other columns that have been posted.
What this shows is the order that everything occurred in the Grand Canyon area (including the staircase).
There is also a lot of back-up text there too, from the U of Arizona. The second page has a cross section of the Canyon.