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Mar
12
Thu
LECTURE-THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING GLACIAL LAKE.. @ R
Mar 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

7 p.m. – 9 p.m. EWU Science Building, Room 137, Cheney,WA.

++++You will hear a lecture given by Earth Scientist Michael B. McCollum covering an incredible story, 20,000 years in the making, recording a 3,000 year onslaught by catastrophic Floods whose sediments finally overtook the lake’s accommodation space and the continuing assault by incremental headward erosion of the southwest bedrock battlements at Grand Coulee, followed by the final betrayal in which global warming caused the disappearance of the once supportive Okanagan ice lobe.

++++Mike McCollum spent four years on active duty, from 1965-1969, two years in the Army Security Agency-Military Intelligence, followed by two years as an instructor of geological engineering at the Army Corps of Engineers Institute at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. He spent a year with the US Geological Survey, Inc. He and his wife, Linda, have mapped over 500 square miles of local geology in an area where the Ice Age Floods deposits are well displayed but have received little attention in the past.

++++McCollum’s lecture is co-sponsored by EWU Department of Geology and Dr. Jacob J Ridl, D.D.S. located in Cheney at 1717 1st Street.

Mar
14
Sat
HIKE-PALOUSE CANYON TO PALOUSE FALLS
Mar 14 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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Hike is Saturday, March 14, 2015, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Leaders are Gene Kiver and Lloyd Stoess    

SPONSORS:     Our co-sponsor for this event is Andrew Martinssen, D.D.S., Cheney Dental Care, 625 B Street, Cheney, WA 99004; the phone number is 509.235.6137 and website address is www.martinssendds.com. Stop by and let him know how much you appreciate his sponsorship of the annual Palouse Canyon hike.           

DESCRIPTION OF HIKE:  An eight (8) mile hike up the Palouse Canyon to Palouse Falls State Park that emphasizes the Ice Age Floods story and the local Native American and settlement history.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS FOR HIKE:  On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the most difficult, this hike rates as a “10”.  A hiker should be in good physical shape (i.e., be able to hike three (3) miles without breaks). It is suggested that participants do some up and down hill hiking prior to the fieldtrip.  A hiker should not have serious heart or vertigo problems.

Note:  children must be at least age 10 and must be accompanied by an adult hiker.

ITEMS TO BRING WITH YOU:  day pack, appropriate clothing for changes in weather, good hiking/walking shoes, lunch, water, snacks, protection from the sun, emergency items, camera and binoculars.  Walking poles may be helpful. 

DEPARTURE/CONCLUSION:  the hike begins promptly at 9 a.m. at Lyons Ferry State Park Fish Hatchery and concludes about six (6) hours later at Palouse Falls State Park.  Vehicles will shuttle hikers back to the Hatchery.

WHEN AND WHERE TO MEET:  prior to 9 a.m., meet under railroad bridge near Lyons Ferry Fish Hatchery.  It is located near Washtucna, Washington.  There is plenty of parking at the Hatchery.  A restroom is available at this meeting site/parking lot.

CAMPING:  available at Palouse Falls State Park.  RV and other camping is available at KOA Lyons Ferry Marina-509.399.8020.

                          PETS ARE NOT ALLOWED ON THE HIKE.

REGISTRATION:  prior to March 9, complete (1) Registration Form, (2) Liability Release Form, and (3) mail with fee payment to Linda Long, Hike Registrar, 705 Dubois Street, Cheney, WA 99004; her phone number is 509.235.4251.

Make checks payable to IAFICS

COMPLETE INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION DETAILS ARE AVAILABLE ON THE ATTACHMENT BELOW:

Registration Form,#33 Hike, Palouse Canyon, Mar 14, 2015

 

 

Apr
26
Sun
IAFI BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING, PASCO, WA BEST WESTERN
Apr 26 – Apr 27 all-day
May
8
Fri
LECTURE: LOWER GRAND COULEE AND CRAB CREEK FLOODWAYS
May 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Friday, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m., EWU JFK Library Auditorium

++++Dr. Gene Kiver will provide you with an overview of the Missoula Floods through the Grand Coulee and the merging with floodwaters that descended through the Telford-Crab Creek Scabland. You will visit a complex of minor coulees occur along Interstate 90 and other areas. Scabland features of note include large flood bars, giant current ripples, and recessional cataract canyons.

++++Kiver taught Geology for over 32 years at Eastern Washington University in Cheney.Missoula Floods are a major professional interest. Kiver and co-author Bruce Bjornstad recently published a geological field guide to northern Idaho and the northern Channeled Scabland entitled “On the Trail of the Ice Age Floods”. Kiver spends as much time as possible following trails while photographing and exploring the geology and beauty of the natural world.

May
9
Sat
FIELD TRIP TO LOWER GRAND COULEE
May 9 @ 7:30 am – 6:00 pm

Saturday, 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

You will travel in deluxe buses as leader Dr. Gene Kiver guides you through flood coulees to the Lower Grand Coulee to investigate the complications of the flood story in central Washington.

++++Kiver taught Geology for over 32 years at Eastern Washington University in Cheney.Missoula Floods are a major professional interest. Kiver and co-author Bruce Bjornstad recently published a geological field guide to northern Idaho and the northern Channeled Scabland entitled “On the Trail of the Ice Age Floods”. Kiver spends as much time as possible following trails while photographing and exploring the geology and beauty of the natural world.

++++You will be provided with more details are they are finalized, including the registration information, fees and forms.

Jun
2
Tue
LECTURE BY VIC BAKER AT SPOKANE COMMUNITY COLLEGE @ SCC, LAIR AUDITORIUM, BLDG #6
Jun 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

MORE DETAILS ARE FORTHCOMING AS SOON AS THEY ARE FINALIZED

Sep
18
Fri
IAFI MEMBERSHIP MEETING AND PROGRAM @ tbc
Sep 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The annual IAFI Membership Meeting and Program will be held in Wenatchee, September 18, 2015.  The field trip is on Saturday, September 19.  You will see details as soon as they are finalized.

Sep
19
Sat
IAFI FIELD TRIP-WENATCHEE
Sep 19 @ 7:30 am – Sep 19 @ 6:00 pm

MORE DETAILS ARE FORTHCOMING AS THEY ARE FINALIZED