I have at long last published a new geology guide on the Northwest Geology Field Trips website. This one visits Iceberg Point, the beautiful and wild southwest tip of Lopez island out in the San Juans. Your visit to Iceberg Point requires a pleasant nearly-level stroll of around 2 miles (round trip). The geologic guide visits rocks sheared by subduction and accretion and the unconformity between those rocks and the overlying till. Plus, it just a great place for a day trip.
I have been distracted for months (years!) getting Geology Underfoot in Western Washington written and sent off to the editor. I visited more places for the book than I could submit to the publisher, and this is one of the ones I had to omit. It remains a great geo-trip. Wish I could have written more than one volume, but the publishers were having none of that. Sigh. So, I’m going to gradually put some of the ‘deleted’ book vignettes on this website. Thanks to all subscribers to this website; you have apparently been patient during this long hiatus. Don’t go away!
CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE ICEBERG POINT GEOLOGY GUIDE
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