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Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Wenatchee Valley Erratics Chapter
Ice-Age Megaflooding in Eurasia
Location: Wenatchee, WA
Wenatchee Valley Erratics Chapter of the Ice Age Floods Institute will meet at 7:00 P.M., Tuesday, August 11 at the Wenatchee Valley Museum, 127 South Mission, Wenatchee. We are again honored to have as our speaker Vic Baker, Professor of Planetary Sciences and Geosciences, U. of Arizona-Tucson. In early July this year Dr. Baker was the keynote speaker at an international geomorphology conference held in Barnaul, Siberia, that concerned ice-age megaflooding. His talk to us, “Ice-Age Megaflooding in Eurasia,” stems from that conference. He will report on research over the last 25 years showing that mountainous areas north of Mongolia, including the Altai and Tuva, experienced immense ice-age megafloods very similar in size and pattern to those of the northwestern U.S. On an even grander scale, one system of late-glacial flood spillways extended over a distance of about 8000 km from northern and eastern Siberia to the Mediterranean, while other megafloods coursed from what is now the Baltic Sea across central Europe, ponded in the southern North Sea, and carved the English Channel on the way to the Atlantic Ocean. These floods exerted profound influences on Earth’s largest landmass, changed river courses, affected surrounding oceans, terrorized our ancestors, and possibly inspired flood myths that seem to characterize nearly all ancient cultures. With five decades of Ice Age Floods research, especially in central and eastern Washington, Dr. Baker is one of the leading experts on this subject in our solar system, and a great story teller. Don’t miss this one! The program is free & open to the public.
More Information: Brent Cunderla, Chapter President (509) 860-6067

Saturday, August 15, 2015
The Reach
Ice Age/Mammoth Dig/Wallula Gap/Lower Walla Walla Valley
Location: Richland, WA
The tour will be led by Gary Kleinknecht, an expert in the field of Ice Age Floods. It will begin with a trip to the Coyote Canyon Mammoth dig site and then to Wallula Gap and the Lower Walla Walla Valley. Tour includes tour guide, beverages, bus, and lunch. Hours: 8am-5pm PRICE: $85.00 Please confirm by Aug 10th
More Information: Kris Cargile 509-943-4100 x108

Saturday, September 5, 2015
The Reach
Ice Age Floods Bus Tour of the Mid Columbia
Location: Richland, WA
Join geologist-author Bruce Bjornstad on an all-day bus tour of Ice Age flood features within the Pasco Basin including the Lake Lewis Isles, giant flood bars, ice-rafted erratics, and more. Tour includes bus, printed tour guide, lunch and beverages. Hours: 8am-5pm PRICE: $75.00 Please confirm by Sept. 1st
More Information: Kris Cargile 509-943-4100 x108

Wednesday, September 9, 2015
The Reach
Geology and Terroir Bus Tour of Mid-Columbia Vineyards
Location: Richland, WA
Join geologist-author Bruce Bjornstad on a bus tour of the region’s geology and its influence on the "terroir" of our local wine industry. We will also enjoy some wine tasting at a couple of wineries. Tour includes tour guides, bus, lunch and beverages. Hours: 8am - 5pm PRICE: $90.00 Please confirm by Sept. 4th
More Information: Kris Cargile 509-943-4100 x108

Saturday, September 12, 2015
Columbia Gorge Chapter
Field Trip
Location: Cascade Locks, OR
Join the Gorge Chapter of Ice Age Floods Institute for a Geology of the Columbia Gorge fieldtrip covering the central portion of the Columbia Gorge, exploring many interesting geologic features of the Gorge with emphasis on the impact of the Ice Age Floods through this area. We will meet-up to board the bus at the Cascade Locks Marine Park parking lot and make a circuit covering both the Oregon and Washington sides of the Gorge with stops all the way east past The Dalles. There will be a number of drive-by and off-and-back-on the bus stops, as well as some stops with relatively short walks on good trails. Contact Terry Hurd or Lloyd DeKay at iaficgc@gmail.com for registration form and more information.
http://www.gorgefloods.org
More Information: Terry or Lloyd

Friday, September 18, 2015
IAFI President
IAFI ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING AND LECTURE
Location: Wenatchee, WA
7 p.m.-9 p.m. Details provided as they are finalized

Saturday, September 19, 2015
IAFI President
IAFI FALL FIELD TRIP
Location: WENATCHEE, WA
Saturday, September 19, 2015 Annual fall IAFI field trip hosted by Wenatchee Valley Erratics chapter. “Glacial Geology of the Lake Chelan Area” Registration Forms are now available to download from this page, UPPER RIGHT SIDE.

Saturday, September 26, 2015
The Reach
Ice Age/Benge/Esquatzel and Washtucna Coulees
Location: Richland, WA
Learn firsthand with the Ice Age Floods expert, Gary Kleinknecht, as you journey through Benge, Connell, Palouse Falls, Washtucna, and Devils Canyon. Tour includes beverages, lunch, bus, tour guides. Hours: 8am-5pm PRICE: $80.0) Please confirm by Sept. 21st
More Information: Kris Cargile 509-943-4100 x108

Saturday, October 3, 2015
The Reach
Wallula Gap: Bottleneck for the Ice Age Floods (Hiking)
Location: Richland, WA
Join geologist-author Bruce Bjornstad on a bus ride to Wallula Gap before departing on a 4-5 mile long, moderate to strenuous hike along the flood-sculpted western side of the precipitous Wallula Gap. Elevation gain ~800 ft. Tour includes tour guide, bus and sack lunch. Hours: 9am-4pm PRICE: $65.00 Please confirm by Sept. 28th
More Information: Kris Cargile 509-943-4100 x108

Saturday, October 10, 2015
Cheney-Spokane Chapter
HIKE, STEAMBOAT ROCK
Location: Coulee City, WA
Leaders are Gene Kiver and Bruce Bjornstad. More information and registration form forthcoming
More Information: Linda Long, Hike Registrar 509.235.4251

Sunday, October 11, 2015
Cheney-Spokane Chapter
HIKE, WAGON TRAIL ROAD (NORTHUP CANYON)
Location: Coulee City, WA
Leaders are Gene Kiver and Bruce Bjornstad. More information and registration form forthcoming.
More Information: Linda Long, Hike Registrar 509.235.4251