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Author presentations- Geology Underfoot in Western Washington

Geology Underfoot cover art by Eric Knight in poster format. 20

Geology Underfoot cover art by Eric Knight in poster format. 20″ x 28″. Great for class-room walls! Click to enlarge.

I have been busy booking author presentations for the following places. Geology Underfoot in Western Washington will be for sale [$24], as will the fabulous posters of the book’s cover showing a future eruption of Mount Rainier [$15]. More dates are being arranged. Subscribe to this website via email or RSS to stay posted.

EDMONDS September 14. Ice Age floods Institute meeting (open to the public). Visit ‘my book’ tab for details.

ANACORTES. September, Date/Time TBA. Watermark Books.

PORT TOWNSEND October 15, 7 PM, Public Library.

PORT ANGELES October 16, 7 PM, Public Library. Sponosred by Port Books and News.

SNOHOMISH October 24, 4 PM. Sponsored by Uppercase Book Store.

BELLINGHAM November 5th, 4- 5:30 Map Room (Wilson 170), WWU Library,

BELLINGHAM November 9th, REI 6 PM.

LONGVIEW November 30th, Public Library, Time TBA

Still in the works: SEATTLE ; TACOMA

Geology of the Rock Trail, Larrabee State Park

Tafoni Wall, striped by tree shadows, is a highlight of the Rock Trail.

Tafoni Wall, striped by tree shadows, is a highlight of the Rock Trail.

I have posted a geology guide to Larrabee State Park’s new Rock Trail. Read the full guide here on the Northwest Geology Field Trips website. The out-and-back hike is just short of 2 miles, and the cliff exposures are perhaps the best in the Chuckanuts. The trail, built by prodigious efforts of over 100 volunteers, was profiled in the Bellingham Herald in February.

 

Red line marks the new Rock Trail. Contour interval is 20'. Note scale in lower left.

Red line marks the new Rock Trail. Contour interval is 20′. Note scale in lower left.

Field guide to Iceberg Point (Lopez Island, San Juans) geology

Quartz veins crosscutting the sheared sandstone at Iceberg Point. As always, click to enlarge the photo.

White quartz veins cross-cut sheared sandstone at Iceberg Point. As always, click to enlarge the photo.

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