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Regional Geology Field Guides

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The Geology Program in the School of Earth & Environmental Sciences (SEES) has provided the following professional-level field guides (1976 GSA Cordillean Meeting-Pullman, WA) available for download (Adobe Acrobat files).

Two recent and introductory-level field trip guides are also available . They are:

  • Floods of Lava and Ice Water (pdf): A field trip from Pullman to Colfax, Dusty, Washtucna, Palouse Falls, Starbuck, Alpowa Point, Chief Timothy Park, and return to Pullman.
    See the geological processes in the surrounding area.
  • Opals to Mountain Tops (pdf): A field trip showing geological processes within Pullman, Kamiak Butte, Palouse, Colfax, Steptoe Butte, St. John, and Rock Lake.