The website is written by Dave Tucker. I am a research associate at Western Washington University’s geology department. While my research focuses primarily on volcanic rocks and events at Mount Baker and the nearby Hannegan caldera, this website is not limited to volcanic geology.
This is intended to be a cooperative effort. Please use a comment to contact me about submitting field trips you want to write, or places you’d like to know more about.
This website will post illustrated geology field trips to sites where you can lay hands on cool geology, or get good overviews of the geology of northwest Washington and southwestern British Columbia. Some field trips will be along roads, some will require hiking, and there will be trips for demented folks like me who don’t mind a little, or a lot, of cross country travel– bushwhacking, scrambling, stream crossing, glacier crossing, and the like.
Hope you enjoy it. If you do, please forward the URL to others you know who might like it. Word of mouth is the #1 means of publicizing this website. Also, please sign up for an email subscription, so you will know when new trips have been posted.
This page suggests a way to PRINT paper copies of the field trips on this website.
Some of the most popular items in this website:
The Lake Stevens erratic, among the largest known in the US, discovered in June 2011.
Diatryma, the giant flightless bird and its 50 million-year-old fossil footprints.
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