Learn the dramatic story of the great flood basalts of the Columbia River Gorge which form its spectacular walls and waterfalls.
Join us for our annual potluck picnic, Sunday, August 2nd, 2015 at 12:00 noon at Guy Talbot State Park in the Columbia Gorge (same location as last year). Learn the dramatic story of the surrounding Columbia River Gorge and the great flood basalts which form its spectacular walls and waterfalls. After the picnic, participants may wish to take the short walk to Latourell Falls, or drive to the trailhead near the freeway exit and hike up to Angel's Rest.
Bring your own beverages and we will provide the plates and plastic utensils. The format for the picnic will be a potluck. If your last name begins with:
A through G - bring a main dish
H through P - bring a side dish or salad
Q through Z - bring a dessert.
Ancient Walls: A Geological Walking Tour of Downtown Portland
Come see billion-year-old building stones and the fossils hidden under our feet. Join us Saturday, August 22nd 9:00 a.m. for a two-hour outdoor walking tour of downtown Portland’s geological mysteries and oddities. Bring good walking shoes, sunscreen and clothing for a cool, but possibly rapidly warming summer morning. Water and snacks are advisable, although the trip will end at a lunch stop. Open to public. Children under 12 must be supervised.
REGISTRATION FOR THIS TRIP IS CLOSED. President Janet Rasmussen will lead a field trip to the Steens Mountain area of Southeast Oregon. The first and last days are travel days. Participants are encouraged to make lodging plans at or near the Steens Mountain Resort (SMR), just a few miles east of the town of Frenchglen, Oregon. This trip will explore four general areas:
- Diamond Craters and the Peter French Round Barn
- Steens Mountain Loop,
- Lakes and springs east of Steens Mountain
- Older terranes on the eastern side of the Pueblo Mountains.
Dr. Marli Miller, University of Oregon
Author of the New Edition of Roadside Geology of Oregon (2014)
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WELCOME NEW MEMBERS FOR 2015!
More members have signed up this year! We wish you a warm welcome!