2016-06-11 Field trip to two basalt quarries & photos

2016 Field Trip to the New Shine and Penny Creek Basalt Quarries

Saturday, June 11, 2016; 8:30 am – 2:30 pm

Leaders: Jeff Tepper, UPS Geology Professors Ken Clark and Jeff Tepper; Carol Serdar Tepper, Geologist

Some things we’ll see and discuss: Regional geology of the Crescent Basalt
Where and why basalts outcrop in the area
Basalt petrology, mineralogy and weathering
Basalt quarry operations and economics of production

Trip leaves from Chimacum High School, travels to Shine Quarry (Port Ludlow), then Penny Creek Quarry (Quilcene), and finishes with an overview from Mount Walker. Returns to Chimacum around 2:30 (all depending upon weather conditions).

Driving: If you are willing to be a carpool driver, please let us know your car type (van, sedan, station wagon, etc.) and how many passengers (and their gear) you can accommodate. All passenger seats must have a functioning seatbelt. Drivers will be reimbursed for gas expenses.

Cost: $10 each, BYO lunch and beverages. Hard hats supplied (or bring your own). You will receive trip details after you are registered. Trip fee is payable (cash or check) at beginning of the trip.

Note: Some hiking over uneven ground. Young children and pets are not allowed, and this will not be an ADA-accessible field trip. Bring rain gear, hat, camera, note pad and hand lens if you have one.

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.