Hi everyone – I/Leslie Roubal/the webmaster/ went to visit my local North Beach after the stormy January and find that there is LOADS more sand on the beach and fresh erosion of the cliffs, which probably accounts for more sand. Very good walking on the nice sand and special photos of erosion. See also the good FIELD TRIP we took a couple of years ago explaining the layers seen on North Beach.
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.