09-20-2019: Fall field trip—Geology of Mt. Rainier with Pat Pringle


Sept. 20-22, 2019:  Mt. Rainier Field Trip

Professor Emeritus Pat Pringle of Centralia College and colleagues will lead a 3-day trip to the Mount Rainer area to see the geology of this fantastic mountain and its geologic and environmental effects on the surrounding region.  Participants will provide their own transportation and lodging (in Ashford and Packwood); we’ll provide field trips guidebooks, experts on specific aspects of the geology and geomorphology, and a chance to see one of Washington’s three active volcanoes.

The trip will start on Friday (ca. 11 am) at Mud Mountain Dam south of Enumclaw.  We’ll make a CCW circumnavigation of Mt. Rainer and end up on the north side Sunday afternoon, east of Enumclaw. many of the stops will be road side, but several (optional to you) will involve mile-long hikes and several hundred ft of elevation change.  Overnight lodging should be booked in Ashford on Friday and Packwood on Saturday.  Last year we did a similar 3-day trip to Mt. Saint Helens that was much appreciated. We guarantee that this will be an in depth look at Mt. Rainer and environs with one of the foremost experts at the helm.

Pat Pringle wins award

Cost is $50 per person:  Registration opens June 1 and closes on August 1. This trip is limited to 24 participants and will fill well in advance so register early. For more info, download the preliminary field trip route and schedule.