Eastern Scablands of the Ice Age Floods

When:
June 16, 2017 all-day
2017-06-16T00:00:00-07:00
2017-06-17T00:00:00-07:00
Where:
Tour begins and ends at The Reach
1943 Columbia Park Trail
Richland, WA 99352
USA
Cost:
$87
Contact:
Sara
(509) 943-4100 x 108

Join field trip leader Gary Kleinknecht on this tour of the remote eastern scablands of the Cheney-Palouse Scabland Tract.  Since no major highways traverse this area, few people who are not local residents know this scabland subregion.  In the Palouse Country of eastern Washington, the scablands feature many streamlined loess islands separated by broad basalt exposures and coulees.  Features include flood deposits at least 780,000 years old, Rock Lake, Big Cove Coulee and much more.  This tour is organized by The Hanford Reach Interpretive Center in partnership with the Lake Lewis Chapter of the IAFI.  Bus, water and lunch are included.  Duration is 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

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