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.

Photo gallery of erratics

Here is a photo gallery showing the largest 15 erratics from our recent challenge (click here for more info about the challenge).  Over 100 rocks were submitted having a minimum size of 6 feet. The largest erratic (Juanita’s rock) is 36 feet long. In addition, we’ll continue to record any new erratics that are at least 10 ft large. Click here for the current list of large erratics on the Quimper Peninsula.

Click on any photo and see slideshow.


2018-07-28 Mount St. Helens Photos

A collection of photos from our participants. This was a 3 day trip in late July 2018. Thanks to all who sent photos in, I culled some duplicates but left many in the collection. Roll over image to see info and click to start slideshow of enlargements. Michael