SOLD OUT – Geologic Discovery Field Trip Mt. Hood-Gorge
October 5 @ 7:45 am - 6:00 pm$50.00
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Columbia Gorge Discovery Center presents a Geologic Field Trip with geology professor, Steve Carlson, Saturday, October 12, 2019. Explore Mt. Hood’s influences on the Columbia River Gorge. Examine the rocks, the waterfalls, and volcanic features.
In this day-long geology field trip with geology professor Steve Carlson, students will investigate sites in the Columbia River Gorge and Mount Hood that tell the story of the area’s geologic past. The Gorge began forming as far back as the Miocene era with massive lava flows, and continued to take shape through the Pleistocene ice ages. During this period, the Cascade Range was also forming, including Mount Hood, Oregon’s tallest mountain and a stratovolcano made of lava flows, domes, and volcaniclastic deposits. Cataclysmic events resulting from this geologic activity have shaped the Hood-Gorge landscape that we know today. At the end of this course, students will understand the development of the upper Columbia River Gorge, the geologic history of Mount Hood, and the volcanic hazards associated with Cascade volcanoes.
Please wear sturdy walking shoes. The $50 fee per person includes lunch and bottled water. Meet at 7:45 a.m. at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, 5000 Discovery Drive in The Dalles for an 8 a.m. departure. From there you’ll travel to Timberline Lodge on Mount Hood, with fascinating stops along the way.
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