2019-07-15 Kitty Reed: Fort Worden Geology beach walks

Bluffs at Fort Worden

Beach Walks on July 15 and 31, 2019:  Geology of Fort Worden Bluffs

Kitty Reed describing sedimentary features exposed in the bluffs on the north side of Fort Worden

July 15th and July 31st

Geology group advisors Kitty Reed, Michael Machette, and Keith Norlin led two beach walks along the bluff on the north side of Fort Worden.  These walks took 2-3 hours each and occurred during morning low tides:  July 15, Mon., 9-12; July 31, Wed. 9:30-12:30. We looked at the sediments that record much of the late Pleistocene history of the area, as well as on-going bluff erosion. A fee of $10 per person (paid at time of field trip) was charged to cover our photocopy costs.  Each trip was limited to 15 persons, and registration deadline is a week before each trip.

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:  Geology of bluff along North Beach, Fort Worden (updated 2023) – click here.     *This link is temporarily not working, check back soon 2/2024.