Mount Baker Volcano Research Center is offering a field trip up the Baker River on June 8th. It is a fundraiser for the non-profit, and I’ll be leading it, along with Doug McKeever (Whatcom Community College) and Sue Madsen (Skagit Fisheries Enhancement).
- Shuksan greenschist (metamorphosed subducted seafloor basalt) which is the local bedrock;
- new salmon restoration facilities;
- an active alluvial fan;
- river erosion and deposition;
- a great variety of rocks in river bars;
- rock slides;
- a fantastic ‘faerie forest’ of lichen-draped maples.
- If the weather be good- fabulous views into the heart of the North Cascades.
Cost is $75, includes van transport and a trip guide.
For info and registration, go to:
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