Steve Carlson leads an expedition to explore the Northwestern flank of Mt. St. Helens, Saturday, July 29, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Carlson is a Northwest native and a retired professor of geology. As an excursion leader, he is enthusiastic, informed and will bring new understanding to the beauty of our geologic environment.
The Earth Science Rocks! geology tour will visit the western side of Mt. St. Helens. Learn about the eruptive sequence and evidence left behind following the cataclysmic eruption of the mountain in May of 1980. The tour includes a hike to Spirit Lake and Windy Ridge.
The fee is $50 and includes a box lunch and bottled water. Reserve your place by making a $25 deposit by July 25, by calling 541-296-8600 ext. 201. Meet at 7:45 a.m. at the front entrance of the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, 5000 Discovery Drive. For more information visit www.gorgediscovery.org.