Jim Jorgensen’s adventures in geology

Published on Thu, May 22, 2008 by Jim Jorgensen

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Jim Jorgensen’s adventures in geology

By Jim Jorgensen

Do you want to have a great experience learning about the geology of western Whatcom County? And even more about the geological history of the Columbia Plateau in eastern Washington?

Then get involved in the upcoming AGE (Adult Geological Excursion) field trip on June 24, 25 and 26. This will be the third time for the three-day trip; registration deadline is June 6.

The trip is preceded by three two-hour sessions of classroom studies (slides, lectures and handouts) taught by myself, retired geology teacher Jim Jorgensen. We will be traveling by Hesselgrave bus which features a loudspeaker system, toilet and video.

The first night we stay at a motel in Chelan, and the following morning we are off bright and early looking forward to many geological stops such as Moses Coulee, Grand Coulee Dam, Steamboat Rock, Dry Falls, Sun Lakes area, the Indian caves, etc. That evening we stay in a Moses Lake Best Western Hotel.

Thursday morning we head for the diatomaceous earth beds for some real rock collecting, Frenchman Springs Coulee columnar joints, and Gingko State Park. Later that day we stop at Snoqualmie Falls on our way to Blaine. For cost and more information, call me at 360/332-6724 or jimjorgensen@comcast.net.