You will have Dr. Linda McCollum and Michael McCollum leading this field trip down glacial Lake Columbia from Cheney to Fort Spokane. From Cheney, participants will travel west in a deluxe bus to Fort Spokane, then northeast through the Spokane Indian Reservation to Wellpinit. Here we will hear the Spokane Tribe’s archaeologist give a brief history of archaeological work up to the present of the tribe. You might even hear a little on the impact of last summer’s Cayuse Mountain fire. Additionals stops will provide you with important features along the great glacial Lake Missoula outburst megaflood pathway. This field trip traverses diverse landforms, beginning with the headwaters to the periglacial scabland terrane through remnants of the megaflood fill at the bottom of glacial Lake Columbia and northward to the southern extent of the Cordilleran ice sheet.
Fieldtrip participants will register and pay a fee ($75 for non IAFI members, $60 for IAFI members, and $35 for students and teachers to reserve a seat in a deluxe bus, have lunch at Fort Spokane picnic area at noon, and take home a detailed field guide.A registration form is attached with much more detailed information and instructions to mail your registration form, Liability form and your check.
Dr. Linda McCollum has been a Professor of Geology at Eastern Washington University since 1983. She is on the Board of Directors of the Cheney-Spokane Chapter of the Ice Age Floods Institute. Michael McCollum is an earth scientist and also is on the Board of Directors of the Cheney-Spokane Chapter of the Ice Age Floods Institute.
Raffle tickets are sold at 2017 lectures and on the morning of the field trip. This raffle supports the educational services of the IAFI Cheney-Spokane Chapter. Winning tickets will be drawn for several prizes during the lunch hour, including a photo uniquely printed on aluminum by photographer Dr. Otto Stevens. Plan to bring some extra dollars for the Raffle and a donation for the deluxe bus driver.
This field trip is co-sponsored with the EWU Department of Geology.