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Events

Friday, July 10, 2015
The Reach
Ice Age/Walla Walla/Snake River Valleys
Location: Richland, WA
The tour will be conducted by an expert in the field of Ice Age Floods, Gary Kleinknecht. The day is filled with interesting stops at Wallula Gap, Walla Walla Valley, Starbuck, and on to Palouse Falls. Tour includes bus, beverages, tour guide, and lunch. Hours: 8am-5pm PRICE: $80.0) Please confirm by July 6th
More Information: Kris Cargile 509-943-4100 x108

Thursday, July 16, 2015
Lower Columbia Chapter
Our National Parks
Location: Tualatin Heritage Center, Tualatin, Oregon
7:00 pm. 7/16/15.Lower Columbia Chapter, charter member, Russ Morrow will lead us on a photographic tour of US National Parks.

Saturday, August 1, 2015
The Reach
The Eastern Ice Age Floods Scablands
Location: Richland, WA
Join Age Floods expert, Gary Kleinknecht, on this tour of the remote and less well-known southern portion of the Cheney-Palouse Scabland Tract. Because of this tract's close proximity to the Palouse country of eastern Washington, the scablands of this area feature many streamlined loess islands separated by scablands and coulees. No major highways traverse this tour's route, so participants will view sights known by the few local residents, but very few travelers. Features include loess islands, flood deposits at least 780,000 years old, Rock Lake, Big Cove Coulee and more. We will travel to Ritzville to begin the tour, then eastward to Palouse country and lunch at the little town of St. John. The afternoon will take us south and westward to Washtucna and back to the REACH. Includes: bus, tour guide, lunch and beverages. Hours: 8am-5pm PRICE: $80.00 Please confirm by July 27th
More Information: Kris Cargile 509-943-4100 x108

Saturday, August 15, 2015
The Reach
Ice Age/Mammoth Dig/Wallula Gap/Lower Walla Walla Valley
Location: Richland, WA
The tour will be led by Gary Kleinknecht, an expert in the field of Ice Age Floods. It will begin with a trip to the Coyote Canyon Mammoth dig site and then to Wallula Gap and the Lower Walla Walla Valley. Tour includes tour guide, beverages, bus, and lunch. Hours: 8am-5pm PRICE: $85.00 Please confirm by Aug 10th
More Information: Kris Cargile 509-943-4100 x108

Saturday, September 5, 2015
The Reach
Ice Age Floods Bus Tour of the Mid Columbia
Location: Richland, WA
Join geologist-author Bruce Bjornstad on an all-day bus tour of Ice Age flood features within the Pasco Basin including the Lake Lewis Isles, giant flood bars, ice-rafted erratics, and more. Tour includes bus, printed tour guide, lunch and beverages. Hours: 8am-5pm PRICE: $75.00 Please confirm by Sept. 1st
More Information: Kris Cargile 509-943-4100 x108

Wednesday, September 9, 2015
The Reach
Geology and Terroir Bus Tour of Mid-Columbia Vineyards
Location: Richland, WA
Join geologist-author Bruce Bjornstad on a bus tour of the region’s geology and its influence on the "terroir" of our local wine industry. We will also enjoy some wine tasting at a couple of wineries. Tour includes tour guides, bus, lunch and beverages. Hours: 8am - 5pm PRICE: $90.00 Please confirm by Sept. 4th
More Information: Kris Cargile 509-943-4100 x108

Saturday, September 12, 2015
Columbia Gorge Chapter
Field Trip
Location: Cascade Locks, OR
Join the Gorge Chapter of Ice Age Floods Institute for a Geology of the Columbia Gorge fieldtrip covering the central portion of the Columbia Gorge, exploring many interesting geologic features of the Gorge with emphasis on the impact of the Ice Age Floods through this area. We will meet-up to board the bus at the Cascade Locks Marine Park parking lot and make a circuit covering both the Oregon and Washington sides of the Gorge with stops all the way east past The Dalles. There will be a number of drive-by and off-and-back-on the bus stops, as well as some stops with relatively short walks on good trails. Contact Terry Hurd or Lloyd DeKay at iaficgc@gmail.com for registration form and more information.
http://www.gorgefloods.org
More Information: Terry or Lloyd

Friday, September 18, 2015
IAFI President
IAFI ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING AND LECTURE
Location: Wenatchee, WA
7 p.m.-9 p.m. Details provided as they are finalized

Saturday, September 19, 2015
IAFI President
IAFI FALL FIELD TRIP
Location: WENATCHEE, WA
Saturday, September 19, 2015 Annual fall IAFI field trip hosted by Wenatchee Valley Erratics chapter. “Glacial Geology of the Lake Chelan Area” Registration Forms are now available to download from this page, UPPER RIGHT SIDE.

Saturday, September 26, 2015
The Reach
Ice Age/Benge/Esquatzel and Washtucna Coulees
Location: Richland, WA
Learn firsthand with the Ice Age Floods expert, Gary Kleinknecht, as you journey through Benge, Connell, Palouse Falls, Washtucna, and Devils Canyon. Tour includes beverages, lunch, bus, tour guides. Hours: 8am-5pm PRICE: $80.0) Please confirm by Sept. 21st
More Information: Kris Cargile 509-943-4100 x108

Saturday, October 3, 2015
The Reach
Wallula Gap: Bottleneck for the Ice Age Floods (Hiking)
Location: Richland, WA
Join geologist-author Bruce Bjornstad on a bus ride to Wallula Gap before departing on a 4-5 mile long, moderate to strenuous hike along the flood-sculpted western side of the precipitous Wallula Gap. Elevation gain ~800 ft. Tour includes tour guide, bus and sack lunch. Hours: 9am-4pm PRICE: $65.00 Please confirm by Sept. 28th
More Information: Kris Cargile 509-943-4100 x108

Saturday, October 10, 2015
Cheney-Spokane Chapter
HIKE, STEAMBOAT ROCK
Location: Coulee City, WA
Leaders are Gene Kiver and Bruce Bjornstad. More information and registration form forthcoming
More Information: Linda Long, Hike Registrar 509.235.4251

Sunday, October 11, 2015
Cheney-Spokane Chapter
HIKE, WAGON TRAIL ROAD (NORTHUP CANYON)
Location: Coulee City, WA
Leaders are Gene Kiver and Bruce Bjornstad. More information and registration form forthcoming.
More Information: Linda Long, Hike Registrar 509.235.4251