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Events

Thursday, July 14, 2016
The Reach
Jet Boat/Bus Tour Along Snake River to Windust Park/Palouse Falls
Location: Richland, WA
Join geologist and author, Bruce Bjornstad on the Columbia River Journey's jet boat up the Snake River, through the locks at Ice Harbor to Windust Park. From here travelers will be transported by bus to Palouse Falls via Devils Canyon and Washtucna Coulee. A delicious lunch will be provided at Palouse Falls State Park. A number of other Ice Age floods features will be covered on the return bus trip to the Tri-Cities. Includes jet boat, water, bus, and lunch. Cost: $155 8AM-5PM Confirm by 7/5
More Information: Kris Cargile (509) 943-4100 x108

Saturday, July 23, 2016
The Reach
Eastern Scablands of the Ice Age Floods
Location: Richland, WA
July 23rd - Eastern Scablands of the Ice Age Floods COST: $78.00 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 route, so participants will view sights known by the few local residents, but very few travelers. Features include numerous loess islands, flood deposits at least 780,000 years old, Rock Lake, Big Cove Coulee and more. Includes: bus, water and lunch. Cost: $78 8AM-5PM Confirm by 7/13
More Information: Kris Cargile (509) 943-4100 x108

Saturday, August 13, 2016
The Reach
Geology of the Mid-Columbia/Hanford Reach National Monument
Location: Richland, WA
Join geologist-author Bruce Bjornstad on an all-day bus tour of the geology of the Pasco Basin and Hanford Reach National Monument. Featured will be the basalt lava flows, Yakima Folds, Ringold Formation, Ice Age floods and sand dunes that define the region over the last 17 million years. Includes: bus transport, lunch and water. Cost: $78 8AM-5PM Confirm by 8/3
More Information: Kris Cargile (509) 943-4100 x108

Saturday, August 20, 2016
The Reach
Coyote Canyon Mammoth Dig and Ice Age Floods Features of Benton and Walla Walla Counties
Location: Richland, WA
This full day tour is led by Gary Kleinknecht, an Ice Age floods expert and Education Director for the Coyote Canyon Mammoth Dig. You will visit the working excavation of a 17,449 year old mammoth at the Coyote Canyon Mammoth Site, Badger Coulee, Wallula Gap and Clastic Dikes as well as other floods features. Includes: lunch, water and bus. Cost: $78 8AM-5PM Confirm by 8/10
More Information: Kris Cargile (509) 943-4100 x108

Thursday, August 25, 2016
The Reach
Jet Boat/Bus Tour Through Wallua Gap to Boardman
Location: Richland, WA
Join geologist-author Bruce Bjornstad on the Columbia River Journeys jet-boat tour from Richland through Wallula Gap before departing for a tour of McNary Dam. Continue by bus to Boardman, OR for a delicious lunch along the banks of the Columbia River followed by a tour of the Sage Center. Tour includes jet-boat, bus, lunch at the River Grill, water, and entrance to the Sage Center. Cost: $165 8AM-5PM Confirm by 8/15
More Information: Kris Cargile (509) 943-4100 x108

Saturday, September 10, 2016
The Reach
Snake River Jet Boat to Lyons Ferry State Park and Palouse Falls
Location: Richland, WA
Join geologist-author Bruce Bjornstad on an all-day tour up the Snake River through the locks at Ice Harbor and the Lower Monumental Dams. Among many impressive features along the way are the 40-story Lake Sacajawea Flood Bar, giant current ripples, and a basalt-feeder dike for one of the many lava flows exposed within the canyon. After landing at Lyons Ferry State Park will be an optional short hike to an overlook onto the 13,000 year-old Marmes Rockshelter before bus transport to Palouse Falls. Our return to the Tri Cities will continue by bus across HU Ranch Coulee to Washtucna Coulee, Devils Canyon and Burr Canyon. Includes: jet boat and bus transport, lunch and water. Cost: $155 9AM-6PM Confirm by 8/31
More Information: Kris Cargile (509) 943-4100 x108

Saturday, September 17, 2016
Columbia Gorge Chapter
Columbia Gorge Geology Field Trip
Location: Cascade Locks, OR

7:30 am - 5:00+ pm - Landslides, eddy bars, glacial erratics, kolk ponds, anticlines, synclines, thrust faults, Ohanepecosh to Troutdale formations, lahars, tree casts, petroglyphs, and more.

The central Columbia River Gorge is like a storybook of the past 40-50 million years, and we will open and read from several chapters of that book in a 10 hour bus/walking tour of a 40 mile section of the Gorge between Bonneville Dam and The Dalles. As we turn some of those pages and take a glimpse into the incredible geology and more of the Columbia River Gorge, we will reveal many secrets that are hidden right in plain sight.

This tour features huge landslides, local and distant lava outpourings that built mountains, filled lakes, and left behind the ghosts of lava-consumed forests; cataclysmic floods that reshaped the landscape; native american art saved from the backwaters of The Dalles Dam; the lush flora of the Gorge; maybe even a present-day mini-safari. It will involve some easy walking, but more importantly, it will enlighten your mind and light your eyes with amazing and delightful discoveries.

To get a sense of the trip, click the map markers on our webpage to explore some of the many features along the fieldtrip route (we will not stop at or see them all) or download the IAFI-CGC Central Gorge Geology Fieldtrip Guide.

To participate in our next field trip please download and complete the Gorge Geology FieldTrip Registration Form. For more information contact us at IAFI.CGC@gmail.com.
Gorge Geology FieldTrip Registration Form
More Information: Lloyd DeKay 713-542-4359


Friday-Saturday September 23-24, 2016
Glacial Lake Missoula Chapter
Annual meeting/Bus tour
Location: Holiday Inn Downtown, Missoula, Mt
Annual meeting evening of 9/23. View the new JT Pardee historical collection and display at the Natural History center. A bus trip featuring iconic features of Lake Missoula including the Markel pass ripples marks the following day. The hotel venue is at the center of all that is happening in Missoula. The center of the river walk , bike trails and walking bridges. Dining from casual Cajun to gourmet. The carousel, Brennans wave or the hipstrip. The UM, numerous brewerys or the History Center are within 3/4 mile mile walk Ashley Ragas, Group Rooms and Reservations Coordinator Holiday Inn Missoula Downtown 200 South Pattee Missoula, MT 59802 please contact Ashley Ragas, our Group Rooms & Reservations Coordinator. She can be at reached at ashley.ragas@himissoula.com or 406-532-2059.059 F: (406) 728-3472 E: ashley.ragas@himissoula.com Holiday Inn 406-532-2054 Bus trip info 406-728-5221 the bus trip will be $75 per person for members, $85 for nonmembers make check to Lake Missoula Chapter IAFI. Send checks to Lynne Dickman 530 Woodworth Ave Missoula, Mt, 59801
More Information: Jim shelden 406 728 1860

Friday, September 23, 2016
The Reach
Southern Cheney-Palouse Scablands and Palouse Falls
Location: Richland, WA
This full day tour is led by Ice Age floods expert Gary Kleinknecht. It begins with a drive to Hatton Coulee Rest Area at US 395 and SR 26. The tour includes Old Maid Coulee, Staircase Rapids, Washtucna Coulee, Palouse Falls, Devils Canyon and at least five other floods features. Includes: lunch, water and bus Cost: $87 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Confirm by 9/13
More Information: Kris Cargile (509) 943-4100 x108

Saturday, October 1, 2016
The Reach
Snake River-Palouse Falls Bus Tour
Location: Richland, WA
Join geologist-author Bruce Bjornstad on a bus tour to Palouse Falls, which includes two separate sections of the Snake River canyon. One of the sections features giant current ripples near Windust Park before entering the mysterious Devils Canyon chasm. From there the route passes through Washtucna Coulee and flood-streamlined Palouse hills to infamous Palouse Falls. On the return trip will be an optional, easy 2-mile (RT) hike along the level Columbia Plateau Trail to witness the giant 40-story Lake Sacajawea Flood Bar that towers over the Snake River. Includes: bus transport, lunch and water. Cost: $78 8AM-5PM Confirm by 9/21
More Information: Kris Cargile (509) 943-4100 x108

Saturday, October 1, 2016
Palouse Falls Chapter
Fall Field Trip
Location: Washtucna, WA
Bus tour that will stop at area flood features including:

Collier Coulee, Staircase Rapids, Cow Creek, Palouse River, Palouse Falls, Lyons Ferry and Devil's Canyon.

More details will be added as they become available.
More Information: Michelle Plumb (509) 660-0224