Earth Science Rocks! Cape Disappointment
Steve Carlson leads an expedition to explore coastal region of Cape Disappointment, Saturday, April 29, from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Meet at 7:45 a.m. at the front entrance of the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, 5000 Discovery Drive.
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 beauty of our geologic environment.
The Earth Science Rocks! geology tour will visit Cape Disappointment and Lewis and Clark National Park. Study the effects of the 1701 tsunami in this area. Hike on the State Park beach to see pillow lavas 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. Come back through the Cowlitz River area and see the evidence of the 1980 eruption of Mt. St. Helens.
The fee is $50 and includes a box lunch and bottled water. Reserve your place by making a $25 deposit by April 25, by calling 541-296-8600 ext. 201. For more information visit www.gorgediscovery.org.