Washington's Channeled Scablands Guide: Explore and Recreate Along the Ice Age Floods National Geologic Trail

Filename: washingtons-channeled-scablands-guide-explore-and-recreate-along-the-ice-age-floods-national-geologic-trail.pdf
ISBN: 1594854831
Release Date: 2012-02-21
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Author: John Soennichsen
Publisher: Mountaineers Books

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Washington s Channeled Scablands Guide

Filename: washington-s-channeled-scablands-guide.pdf
ISBN: 9781594854842
Release Date: 2012-02-21
Number of pages: 224
Author: John Soennichsen
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books

Download and read online Washington s Channeled Scablands Guide in PDF and EPUB CLICK HERE to download the intro and section on exploring "Lower Crab Creek" from Washington Channeled Scablands Explore Washington's canyons of Ice Age wonders -- great trails, stunning scenery, and amazing history * Comprehensive guide to a fascinating region rich with history and recreational access to camping, hiking, fishing, and more * The Ice Age Floods National Geologic Trail was designated by the National Park Service in 2009. Once completed, the Trail will connect interpretive facilities, signage, and other tourism activities * Features regional maps and photos Often overlooked by those cruising on the highway to Spokane or the Tri-Cities area, more than 2,000 square miles of terrain in eastern Washington are home to a striking collection of sharp-edged coulees slicing through a crust of basalt. In this stunning landscape, deep lakes fill the depths of dramatic gorges flanked by steep walls of towering rock columns, labyrinthine channels, and wide tracts of scabby rock that give the region its name -- geologically, no other region in the world contains features like those found in the Channeled Scablands. Where-to guidebook and travel narrative come together in the Washington's Channeled Scablands Guide to offer a comprehensive and intimately knowledgeable tour of this one-of-a-kind region. Local writer and historian John Soennichsen is your guide to fascinating lore; snapshots of the unique towns connected by this singular landscape; descriptions of the unique geology; advice on how to explore whether by auto, horseback, canoe, bike, or on foot; and essential info like where to fuel up and stop for dinner. Take the family to scenic camping and fishing in Coffeepot Lake, and read out loud the legend of Old West outlaw Harry Tracey as you cruise along on a "Back Roads Auto Tour." Lace up your boots for a cross-country hike in the Juniper Dunes Wilderness Area or up Badger Mountain Trail. Explore the unearthly crater-like formations in the Telford-Crab Creek Tract, or set up with your camera for a stunning sunrise over Palouse Falls. Whether you're a boater looking for new waterways to explore, a naturalist interested in unique ecosystems, or just a curious traveler -- if you're seeking adventure and intrigue just a little off the beaten path, you'll find the keys to a whole new world of exploration with Washington's Channeled Scablands Guide.


Washington s Channeled Scablands Guide

Filename: washington-s-channeled-scablands-guide.pdf
ISBN: 1594854831
Release Date: 2012
Number of pages: 223
Author: John Soennichsen
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books

Download and read online Washington s Channeled Scablands Guide in PDF and EPUB Scarred by ancient glaciers, central Washington's scabland canyons are an uncrowded wonderland of outdoor adventure* Comprehensive guide to a fascinating region rich in history and recreational access to camping, hiking, fishing, and more* The Ice Age Floods National Geologic Trail was designated by the National Park Service in 2009. Once completed, the trail will connect interpretive facilities, signage, and other tourism activities* Regional maps, visitor information, and photosOften overlooked by those cruising the highway to Spokane or the Tri-Cities area, more than 2,000 square miles of terrain in eastern Washington are home to a striking collection of sharp-edged coulees slicing through a crust of basalt. In this stunning landscape, deep lakes fill the depths of dramatic gorges flanked by steep walls of towering rock columns, labyrinthine geological channels, and wide tracts of scabby rock that give the region its name-no other region in the world contains geological features like those found in the Channeled Scablands.Where-to guidebook and travel narrative come together in Washington's Channeled Scablands Guide to offer a comprehensive and intimately knowledgeable tour of this one-of-a-kind region. Local writer and historian John Soennichsen is your guide to fascinating lore; snapshots of the unique towns connected by this singular landscape; descriptions of the fabulous geology; advice on how to explore whether by auto, horseback, canoe, bike, or on foot; and essential info about where to fuel up and stop for dinner. Take the family to scenic camping and fishing in Coffeepot Lake and read out loud the legend of Old West outlaw Harry Tracey as you cruise along on a "Back Roads Auto Tour." Lace up your boots for a cross-country hike in the Juniper Dunes Wilderness Area or up Badger Mountain Trail. Explore the unearthly crater-like formations in the Telford-Crab Creek Tract, or set up with your camera for a stunning sunrise over Palouse Falls. Whether you're a boater looking for new waterways to explore, a naturalist interested in unique ecosystems, or just a curious traveler - if you're seeking adventure and intrigue just a little off the beaten path, you'll find the keys to a whole new world of exploration with Washington's Channeled Scablands Guide .



Channeled scablands of southeastern Washington

Filename: channeled-scablands-of-southeastern-washington.pdf
ISBN: STANFORD:36105031543080
Release Date: 1976
Number of pages: 50
Author: Gary D. Webster
Publisher:

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Bretz s Flood

Filename: bretz-s-flood.pdf
ISBN: 9781570617027
Release Date: 2010-06-01
Number of pages: 304
Author: John Soennichsen
Publisher: Sasquatch Books

Download and read online Bretz s Flood in PDF and EPUB The land between Idaho and the Cascade Mountains is characterized by gullies, coulees, and deserts--in geologic terms, it is a wholly unique place on the earth. Legendary geologist J Harlen Bretz, starting in the 1920s, was the first to explore the area. Bretz, a former science teacher at Franklin High School in Seattle and then a professor at the University of Washington and later the University of Chicago, eventually formed the theory that the land was scoured in a virtual instant by a massive flood. His original thinking was rewarded with various forms of public and academic humiliation. In the mid-twentieth century, his theory sounded a bit too much like the biblical flood, and the scientific world wanting nothing to do with that sort of idea. (Ironically, Bretz was an avowed atheist, so this was hardly his inspiration.) Bretz's Flood tells the dramatic story of this scientific maverick-how he came to study the region, his radical theory that a huge flood created it, and how the mainstream geologic community campaigned to derail him from pursuing an idea that satellite photos would confirm decades later.


On the Trail of the Ice Age Floods

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ISBN: 1879628279
Release Date: 2006
Number of pages: 307
Author: Bruce N. Bjornstad
Publisher:

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Floods Faults and Fire

Filename: floods-faults-and-fire.pdf
ISBN: 9780813700090
Release Date: 2007-01-01
Number of pages: 255
Author: Peter L. Stelling
Publisher: Geological Society of America

Download and read online Floods Faults and Fire in PDF and EPUB The ten geological field guides presented in this volume explore key areas of the geologist's paradise that is Washington State and British Columbia. These trips investigate a wide variety of geological and geographical terrains, from the dry steppe of the channeled scablands and Columbia River basalt group to the east, across the glaciated and forested Cascade arc and Coast Mountains, to the geologically complex islands in the west. This guidebook may be unique in that four of the trips utilize boats to reach remote field areas and are therefore rarely visited by geologists.


Glacial Lake Missoula

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ISBN: 0878424156
Release Date: 2001
Number of pages: 199
Author: David D. Alt
Publisher: Mountain Press Publishing

Download and read online Glacial Lake Missoula in PDF and EPUB The story of colossal Ice Age floods that reshaped the Northwest and fostered new geologic thought.When geologist J Harlan Bretz walked the dry scabland channels of eastern Washington in the 1920s, he realized he was viewing a landscape sculpted by wate


Day Hiking Eastern Washington

Filename: day-hiking-eastern-washington.pdf
ISBN: 9781594854958
Release Date: 2013-03-27
Number of pages: 384
Author: Rich Landers
Publisher: Mountaineers Books

Download and read online Day Hiking Eastern Washington in PDF and EPUB CLICK HERE to download the 5 out of 5 star rated hike, "Thirteen Mile Mountain" (not actually 13 miles long!) from Day Hiking Eastern Washington (Provide us with a little information and we'll send your download directly to your inbox) * Newest guide in the pack-friendly, bestselling Day Hiking series for Washington State * 1% of sales are donated to trail maintenance * Offers many close-to-home trails near population centers like Spokane, Tri-Cities, Ellensburg, and Yakima Day Hiking: Eastern Washington features 125 day hikes throughout the eastern Washington region, roughly covering the area of the state east of Highway 97. This expansive region includes the Spokane area, Colville National Forest and northeastern Washington (Colville, Metaline Falls, Kettle Falls, Republic, Tonasket), Moses Lake, Soap Lake, Coulee Dam, Lake Roosevelt, and other parts of the mid- and upper-Columbia River basin, southeast Washington (Pullman, the Blue Mountains, Walla Walla, Tri-Cities), and the eastern reaches of the Columbia River. Who better to cover such a large geographic area than long-time eastern Washington expert Rich Landers, partnered with Day Hiking guru Craig Romano? These two trekkers have combined forces to research and write an authoritative guide that is sure to become the new gold standard.


The Channeled Scabland

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ISBN: IND:30000044577728
Release Date: 1978
Number of pages: 186
Author: Victor R. Baker
Publisher:

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Cataclysms on the Columbia

Filename: cataclysms-on-the-columbia.pdf
ISBN: STANFORD:36105016421252
Release Date: 1986
Number of pages: 213
Author: John Eliot Allen
Publisher: Timber Press (OR)

Download and read online Cataclysms on the Columbia in PDF and EPUB The formation of the Grand Coulee remained a mystery for many years, until J Harlen Bretz proved that the Columbia River basin was the site of huge floods 15,000 years ago that created the landscape we see today.


Information Circular

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ISBN: UOM:39015035730772
Release Date: 1987
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Author: Washington (State). Division of Geology and Earth Resources
Publisher:

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Best Desert Hikes Washington

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ISBN: 0898869293
Release Date: 2004-09-21
Number of pages: 288
Author: Dan Nelson
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books

Download and read online Best Desert Hikes Washington in PDF and EPUB * Prime hiking for fall, winter, and spring * Organized by quick access from Spokane, the TriCities, Yakima-Ellensburg, and Wenatchee-Chelan * 100 hikes, from short half-day trips (1-5 miles) to overnighters If you're used to tight, tree-lined trails through (often-dripping) evergreens, it's time for a guidebook to an entirely different world: the high desert of central and eastern Washington. It's desert, yes -- but not the Lawrence of Arabia kind. This landscape of sagebrush and rimrock canyons is starkly beautiful and rich in plant and animal life. It offers mild temperatures in fall, prime wildlife viewing in winter, and an explosion of wildflowers in spring. Best Desert Hikes: Washington is a great way to extend your hiking through three-seasons -- a Hikes at a Glance chart in the front of the book lists best time to go for each trail. Some of these hikes follow designated trails; others guide you along the contours of the land for a more individual experience. There are tips on hiking in desert conditions, too.


Day Hiking Columbia River Gorge

Filename: day-hiking-columbia-river-gorge.pdf
ISBN: 159485369X
Release Date: 2011-03-24
Number of pages: 256
Author: Craig Romano
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books

Download and read online Day Hiking Columbia River Gorge in PDF and EPUB **UPDATE** We have a correction regarding Hike #39, Grassy Knoll and Big Huckleberry Mountain (page 137) To download the updated driving directions for the trailhead please click HERE CLICK HERE to download the "Hardy Ridge" hike as well as the hike up "Mount Defiance" from Day Hiking Columbia River Gorge * The Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area is the single biggest visitor destination in Oregon * 25 of these hikes are published here for the first time * Caters to the greater Portland, Oregon–Vancouver, Washington metro area The Columbia River Gorge forms much of the long border between Washington and Oregon, offering hikers a multitude of beautiful trails. Famous for its cascading waterfalls, the region offers spectacular views of the mighty river and its windswept bluffs, as well as stunning panoramas of the surrounding landscape and peaks including Mount Hood, Mount St. Helens, Mount Adams, and the Sisters. Day Hiking Columbia River Gorge, by well-known hiking author Craig Romano, features: * 100 day hikes on both sides of the river * extensive year-round hiking options * trails in the National Scenic Area, Silver Star Scenic Area, Trapper Creek, Clark County, and beyond * easy-to-read icons for waterfalls, views, dog-friendly trails, and more * detailed driving directions and trail maps * info on flora and fauna, the unusual Gorge winds, and its abundance of waterfalls Learn more about author Craig Romano at his website or connect with him one step further by "liking" his page on Facebook.


The Geology of Washington and Beyond

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ISBN: 9780295806358
Release Date: 2016-05-01
Number of pages: 350
Author: Eric Swenson Cheney
Publisher: University of Washington Press

Download and read online The Geology of Washington and Beyond in PDF and EPUB The 20 chapters of The Geology of Washington and Beyond�an outgrowth of a geologic symposium�present the substantial advances in recent research on the geologic history of Washington State. The 32 contributors used new conceptual developments such as sequence stratigraphy, identification and matching of terranes, and neotechtonics, as well as breakthroughs in technology such as lidar mapping, paleomagnetism, and new methods of radiometric dating, to examine the fascinating geology of Washington State and beyond. Also included is geologic mapping in areas previously known only by reconnaissance. This book will influence resource management decisions, as well as disaster and land-use planning in the region. The introductory chapters make the book accessible for undergraduate courses in geology and to the general public.