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Events

Thursday, February 18, 2016
Lower Columbia Chapter
Willamette Falls Heritage Area
Location: Tualatin Heritage Center, Tualatin, OR
7:00 pm. Alice Norris will give us an update on progress at the Willamette Falls Heritage Area, Including the falls, the boat locks and more. $3.00 Donation requested at the door.
More information about the Heritage Area
More Information: Sylvia Thompson 503-257-0144

Saturday, March 5, 2016
Cheney-Spokane Chapter
HIKE, PALOUSE CANYON AND FALLS
Location: Washtuchna, WA
HIKE-PALOUSE CANYON Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. You will meet before 9 a.m. at Lyons Ferry Fish Hatchery at Lyons Ferry State Park under the railroad bridge. The IAFI Cheney-Spokane and Palouse Falls Chapters offer you a hike led by Lloyd Stoess and Gene Kiver. ++++The eight mile hike up the Palouse Canyon to Palouse Falls State Park emphasizes the Ice Age Floods story and the local Native American and settlement history. ++++PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS FOR HIKE: On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the most difficult, this hike rates as a 10. You should be in good physical shape (i.e., be able to hike three (3) miles without breaks). It is suggested that you do some up and down hill hiking prior to the fieldtrip. You should not have serious heart or vertigo problems.++++Children must be at least age 10 and must be accompanied by an adult hiker.++++ Registration fees are $20 for IAFI members, $30 for non-members, and $10 for students and teachers.++++If you want more hike information, contact Lloyd Stoess at stoessmfg@gmail.com or call him at 509.954.3927.++++You will find more details, fees, and registration forms at the link below.
Palouse Canyon Hike Registration Form & Info
More Information: Linda Long 509.235.4251

Monday, March 7, 2016
Puget Lobe Chapter
FIRE AND ICE: Flooding young minds with geomorphology
Location: Edmonds, WA
CHAPTER MEETING, 7-9 pm, at the Edmonds Sr. Ctr. \\\ DALE LEHMAN holds an adjunct position at the University of Washington, under which he teaches introductory geology to students at Tahoma High School in Maple Valley. Over the past 16 years, he has introduced nearly 1,000 students to the geomorphology of the Columbia Basin through 30 short field camps. These two-day field camps, involving 700 miles of Washington's geology, are the final exam for the geology course. During field camp, students apply academic knowledge of igneous processes, glacial processes, outburst flooding, sedimentation, hydrology, and crustal deformation, to interpret the landscape of Central Washington. \\\ Join us March 7th for a virtual field trip to visit landscapes of the Ice Age Floods, as Dale and some of his graduates share their experiences from these geological adventures. \\\ Puget Lobe Chapter meetings are always free and open to the public. The Senior Center is located right on the waterfront, at 220 Railroad Ave., just south of the Kingston ferry dock and across the street from the Amtrak station. There is some off-street parking and there is elevator access to the second-floor meeting room.
More Information: Dale Middleton 206-784-3146

Thursday, March 17, 2016
Lower Columbia Chapter
History of the Development of the Continental Drift - Sea Floor Spreading Hypothesis
Location: Tualatin Heritage Center 8700 SW Sweek Drive Tualatin, OR 97062
Bill Burgel, retired engineer, will give us the story of how the hypothesis of the Continental Drift - Sea Floor Spreading gained acceptance. (An echo of what happened with J Harlen Bretz and the Lake Missoula Floods story). 03/17/2016 7:00 pm. $3.00 Donation at the door.
More Information: Sylvia Thompson 503-257-0144

Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Ellensburg Chapter
Glacial Lake Columbia
Location: Ellensburg, Washington
7 P.M. CWU's Hebler Hall. Presented by Mike McCollum from Eastern Washington University. Details coming soon.
More Information: Nick Zentner 509-963-2828

Saturday, April 9, 2016
The Reach
Badger Mountain Geology Hike
Location: Richland WA
Join geologist-author Bruce Bjornstad on a 3-mile, ½ day hike to the top of Badger Mountain. Elevation gain = 800 ft. Along the moderately difficult trail learn about Lake Lewis and the Ice Age floods, the Rattlesnake-Wallula lineament, and the basalt-lava flows that have impacted this region over the last 15 million years. The hike starts at the Dallas Road (Skyline) Trailhead and ends at the Canyon Trailhead where a bus will transport us back to the starting point. Includes: bus transport between trailheads. Cost: $23 9AM to 1PM Confirm by 3/30

Thursday, April 21, 2016
Lower Columbia Chapter
To be announced
Location: Tualatin Heritage Center 8700 SW Sweek Drive Tualatin, OR 97062
David Ellingson, Woodburn High School Science teacher. $3.00 Donation requested at the door.
More Information: Sylvia Thompson 503-257-0144

Saturday, April 23, 2016
The Reach
Wildflowers & Geology of the Drumheller Channels Hike
Location: Richland, WA
Wildflowers & Geology of the Drumheller Channels Hike Join geologist-author Bruce Bjornstad on a bus ride to Othello before departing on a 3-4 mile long, moderate to easy hike through the spectacular, flood-sculpted Drumheller Channels. Elevation gain ~ 300 ft. Spring wildflowers should be in peak bloom. Includes: bus, printed field guide, water, and sack lunch. Cost: $75 8AM-5PM Confirm by 4/13
More Information: Kris Cargile (509) 943-4100 x108

Saturday, April 30, 2016
Columbia Gorge Chapter
Columbia Gorge Geology Field Trip
Location: Begins/Ends 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. If you are interested in participating 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. To get a sense of the trip, click the map markers below 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.
Gorge Geology FieldTrip Registration Form
More Information: Lloyd DeKay 713-542-4359

Saturday, May 7, 2016
Cheney-Spokane Chapter
FIELD TRIP
Location: SPOKANE, WA
Watch for more information on this exciting field trip to be posted here soon.
More Information: Melanie Bell 509.954.4242

Saturday, May 7, 2016
The Reach
Rattlesnake Mountain Erratics and Wildflower Hike
Location: Richland, WA
Join geologist-author Bruce Bjornstad on a 4-5 mile long, easy to moderate hike across the publically accessible Rattlesnake Slope Wildlife Area. Elevation gain ~300 ft. The hike will focus on the thousands of ice-rafted erratics and bergmounds, calling cards of the Ice Age floods. Includes: lunch, bus, & water Cost: $63 9AM-2PM Confirm by 4/27
More Information: Kris Cargile (509) 943-4100 x108

Friday, May 13, 2016
The Reach
Dry Falls and the Lower Grand Coulee
Location: Richland, WA
Join Ice Age floods expert Gary Kleinknecht on a trip upstream to the Grand Coulee. You will visit the Othello and Drumheller Channels as well as Dry Falls and its original plunge pool at Soap Lake. You will also view at least six other floods features on this tour. Includes: lunch, water, and bus. Cost: $75 8AM-5PM Confirm by 5/3
More Information: Kris Cargile (509) 943-4100 x108

Thursday, May 19, 2016
Lower Columbia Chapter
Rice Museum - fossils & micro photography
Location: Tualatin Heritage Center 8700 SW Sweek Drive Tualatin, OR 97062
Julian Gray, Rice Museum - fossils & micro photography
More Information: Sylvia Thompson 503.257.0144.

Saturday, May 21, 2016
The Reach
Wallula Gap Hike
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. Cost $73 8AM-5PM Confirm by 5/11
More Information: Kris Cargile (509) 943-4100 x108

Saturday, May 28, 2016
Lower Columbia Chapter
LCC Field Trip TBA
Location: TBA
8:00 am. Our chapter's annual field trip. Destination to be announced.
More Information: Sylvia Thompson 503.257.0144.

Friday, June 3, 2016
The Reach
Jet Boat/Bus Tour of White Bluffs to West Bar
Location: Richland, WA
Join geologist-author Bruce Bjornstad on a Columbia River Journey jet-boat tour from Richland to White Bluffs Ferry Landing before departing by bus for Sentinel Gap. Tour continues north by bus into the breathtaking, flood-carved Frenchman and Potholes Coulees. After an overview of the West Bar Giant Current Ripples we'll make a final stop at Gingko Petrified Forest State Park. Tour includes jet-boat and bus transport, lunch, and water. Cost: $153 9AM-5PM Confirm by 5/24
More Information: Kris Cargile (509) 943-4100 x108

Friday, June 10, 2016
The Reach
Ice Age Floods in the Walla Walla and Snake River Valleys
Location: Richland, WA
Join Gary Kleinknecht, an Ice Age Floods expert, on a tour of floods features in the Wall Walla and Snake River Valleys. You will visit Wallula Gap, Clastic Dikes, Palouse Falls State Park and Devils Canyon as well as at least six other floods features. Includes: bus, lunch, and water. Cost: $77 8am-5pm Confirm by 5/31
More Information: Kris Cargile (509) 943-4100 x108

Saturday, June 18, 2016
The Reach
Ice Age Floods of the Yakima Valley Bus Tour
Location: Richland, WA
Join geologist-author Bruce Bjornstad on a bus tour from the Tri Cities through the lower Yakima Valley. Among the many flood features examined will be the Lake Lewis Isles, Badlands, ice-rafted erratics and the Granger rhythmites. Includes bus transport, along with a sack lunch and wine tasting at one of the many excellent wineries in the region. Cost: $87 8AM-5PM Confirm by 6/08
More Information: Kris Cargile (509) 943-4100 x108

Friday, June 24, 2016
The Reach
Western Scablands of the Ice Age Floods
Location: Richland, WA
This full day trip with Ice Age floods expert Gary Kleinknecht will begin with a trip upstream into the Quincy Basin. The tour will include evidence of water's dramatic erosive power in the Drumheller Channels and Potholes Coulee, and its shaping power in the giant current ripples of West Bar, as well as at least six other floods features. Finally, participants will learn of another kind of flood, those of lava, with a visit to Gingko Petrified Forest State Park. Includes: bus, water, and lunch. Cost: $78 8AM-5PM Confirm by 6/14
More Information: Kris Cargile (509) 943-4100 x108

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

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

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

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