Two Day Field Trip to Oregon’s Coast Range
Mary’s Peak, Sat. July 13
Join President Sheila Alfsen on a trip to the tallest point in Oregon’s Coast range. We will explore the rocks and geologic processes that made Oregon’s Island in the Sky. Participants will drive to Corvallis and carpool for the day-trip up to the top.
Hwy 20 from Corvallis to Newport, Sun. July 14
A tour along the newly constructed Hwy 20 from Corvallis to Newport. This one day trip will explore the fantastic road cuts of the Tyee formation of the Coast range. GSOC’s Clay Kelleher will show us the mitigation procedures that were employed to make this once unlucky and seemingly doomed highway a reality. Participants will gather at Ellmaker State Wayside near Blodgett to consolidate cars for the tour.
$45 Registration fee includes field guide. However lodging and meals are on your own.
Paul Edison-Lahm and Evelyn Bennett will be leading this beginner/intermediate level hike and car tour of Mt. Tabor and Powell Butte. No knowledge of geology is necessary.
We will be starting early at the Mt. Tabor Visitors Center to beat the day’s heat and meet up with Friends of Mt. Tabor. We will encourage people to carpool from Mt. Tabor to Powell Butte. Bring a lunch!
This trip will fill up fast, so register now!
This year’s picnic will be held at Henry Hagg County Park, Pavilion C. Come join your GSOC friends for lunch in a lovely spot and hear Dr. Bill Orr speak about new developments in his books Pacific NW Geology and The Willamette Valley: An Environmental History. Books will be for sale at the picnic at a discounted price.
GSOC is requesting donations of $10 per head at the event and there is a $7 parking charge at the park. A senior parking pass is available for $5, but not on the day of the event. Some senior parking passes will be available at the July 12th lecture for $5 each. If you'd like the $5 pass, bring your cash on Friday the 12th or reply to this email.
Please bring a beverage as well as your contribution to the potluck. GSOC will provide the tablecloths, plates, flatware and cups. No registration is required.
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The Geological Society of the Oregon Country (GSOC) is a non-profit organization based in Portland, Oregon. The society is dedicated to the study of geology in the Pacific northwest and is open to persons with all levels of education and professional backgrounds.