May 14th, 8:30-4:30
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The view from Mount Erie, once a magma chamber below an oceanic volcano.
Mount Baker Volcano Research Center announces a guided geology field trip. This is a geologic smorgasbord, with stops near Anacortes on Fidalgo Island including ophiolite rock at Washington Park, Mount Erie’s drive-up summit, Rosario Beach and Rosario Head, and Deception Pass. Proceeding to Whidbey Island we will visit at a minimum West Beach and an ill-sited development on the beach at Swantown. The trip will be led by Doug McKeever, geology professor (emeritus) at Whatcom Community College, assisted by Dave Tucker, Research Associate with Western Washington University Geology Department and author of Geology Underfoot in Western Washington. Both are board members of MBVRC. COST is $75 per person (prepaid). Proceeds go to the MBVRC research fund.
Doug McKeever and field trippers examine rock structure.
Van transportation will be provided, and a printed guide describing the most important geologic features of the stops. No hammers, please. Please bring a lunch, beverage (no alcohol please), and shoes and clothing suitable for a short beach walk and for the weather. Trip will “go” rain or shine.
Glacially polished mantle rock at Washington Park
Credit card: please go to the MBVRC donation page and put $75 in the ‘donation amount’ at the top [please feel free to contribute more, donations are tax deductible]. Make payment to the MBVRC account using our email: research at mbvrc.wwu.edu You don’t need a Paypal account to do this.
Check: If you prefer to pay MBVRC directly, please send a check right away to order of MBVRC to 708 13th St, Bellingham, WA 98225. If you choose this option, please reserve via email immediately to research at mbvrc.wwu.edu. Will hold your spot as long as we can while your check is in transit.
This is a repeat of a trip we sponsored in spring of 2014. That trip filled very quickly so don’t delay to sign up!
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