2017-06-10 Kitty Reed: Fort Worden geology field trip

About the Field Trip

Geology of Fort Worden—A 3-mile Hike and Beach Walk

When: Saturday, June 10th. 10:30 am – 3 pm (coincides with -1.5 ft low tide)

Where: Park your auto/bike/horse at the Fort Worden USO Building Lot, just west of the Taps at the Guardhouse Pub (old Information Center).

What: Geology of Fort Worden, plus some history of the old fort and the State Park. We’ll concentrate on the glacial sediments on the north-facing bluff but will also discuss marine landforms, erosion, drift cells, possible faulting, and tsunamis. After the walk (about 3 miles), there is an option to have beverages at the Taps at the Guardhouse Pub. Bring a pack, lunch, boots, and water (camera, binoculars); dress appropriately for the weather.

Who: Kitty Reed, Hugh Shipman, Carol Tepper, Michael Machette, Kevin Alexander & Leslie Aickin

How: Will accept registration postmarked after May 22nd. You must send your registration form and a check made out to Jefferson Land Trust for $10 per person to Leslie Aickin. No more than 2 persons per registration. No dogs or children under 16 yrs old. We’ll accept the first 25 persons to register and have a short standby list (hence the need for contact information).

  • To download a more recent guide for this trip click here*. The long version of the self guided field trip is found on the QGS website; titled:  2021-Fall:  Geology of bluff along North Beach, Fort Worden (updated 2023) – click here.     *This link is temporarily not working, check back soon 3/2024.