Calendar of Events

Apr
29
Sat
Columbia Gorge Geology Field Trip
Apr 29 @ 7:30 am – 5:30 pm

Join the Gorge Chapter of Ice Age Floods Institute for a Geology of the Columbia Gorge field trip covering the central portion of the Columbia Gorge. We will explore many interesting geologic features of the Gorge including a volcanic vent, pillow lavas, huge landslides, lava-consumed marshes and forests, lahars and ancient Columbia River channels. We will also explore features and the impact of the Ice Age Floods throughout the area including floods erratics, floods deposits from 12,000 to over 700,000 years ago, kolk ponds and floods cut benches, and much more.

We will meet-up to board the bus at the Cascade Locks Marine Park parking lot and make a circuit covering both the Oregon and Washington sides of the Gorge with stops all the way east past The Dalles. There will be a number of drive-by and off-and-back-on the bus stops, as well as some stops with relatively short walks on good trails.

To join us for this enlightening and informative field trip please Register Online or download and complete the IAFI-CGC Field Trip Registration Form. For more information contact field trip leader, Lloyd DeKay at IAFI.CGC@gmail.com

Cape Disappointment Geology Rocks! Field Trip
Apr 29 @ 7:45 am – 6:30 pm

Steve Carlson leads a day expedition to follow the geology trail seen by Lewis and Clark to Cape Disappointment, Saturday, April 29. Meet at 7:45 a.m. at the front entrance of the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, 5000 Discovery Drive.

The Earth Science Rocks! geology tour will visit Cape Disappointment and Lewis and Clark National Park on the Washington Coast. Study the effects of the 1701 tsunami, hike on the Lewis and Clark State Park beach, see pillow lavas that were extruded on the Pacific seafloor 40 million years ago. Measure beach slope, erosion and ocean processes. Visit Long Beach and hike the trail of Lewis and Clark. The return trip will take you through the Cowlitz River area to see the evidence of the 1980 eruption of Mt. St. Helens. Anticipated return time is 6:30 p.m.

Carlson is a Northwest native and a retired professor of geology. As an excursion leader, he is enthusiastic, informed and will bring new understanding to the fascinating geology of the Pacific Northwest.

The fee is $50 and includes a box lunch and bottled water. Reserve your place by making a $25 deposit by April 24, by calling 541-296- 8600 ext. 201. For more information visit www.gorgediscovery.org.

Sep
24
Sun
Columbia Gorge Geology Field Trip
Sep 24 @ 7:30 am – 5:30 pm

Join the Gorge Chapter of Ice Age Floods Institute for a Geology of the Columbia Gorge field trip covering the central portion of the Columbia Gorge. We will explore many interesting geologic features of the Gorge including a volcanic vent, pillow lavas, huge landslides, lava-consumed marshes and forests, lahars and ancient Columbia River channels. We will also explore features and the impact of the Ice Age Floods throughout the area including floods erratics, floods deposits from 12,000 to over 700,000 years ago, kolk ponds and floods cut benches, and much more.

We will meet-up to board the bus at the Cascade Locks Marine Park parking lot and make a circuit covering both the Oregon and Washington sides of the Gorge with stops all the way east past The Dalles. There will be a number of drive-by and off-and-back-on the bus stops, as well as some stops with relatively short walks on good trails.

To join us for this enlightening and informative field trip please Register Online or download and complete the IAFI-CGC Field Trip Registration Form. For more information contact field trip leader, Lloyd DeKay at IAFI.CGC@gmail.com

Sep
29
Fri
2017 IAFI Fall Board/Membership Meeting & Field Trip
Sep 29 @ 8:00 am – Sep 30 @ 5:00 pm
2017 IAFI Fall Board/Membership Meeting & Field Trip @ Soap Lake | Washington | United States

The semi-annual meeting of the Board of Directors and the annual Membership Meeting and Field Trip will be Sept 29 and 30, 2017 in Soap Lake, WA.

More information will be forthcoming.