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Roadside Geology of Washington


Learn about the Geology of Washington with maps, photos and expert descriptions! This 6"x9" paperback has 378 pages that are packed with detailed information about Washington Geology. Second edition. See table of contents below.

Roadside Geology of WashingtonTable of Contents

Acknowledgmentsiv
Introduction1
Washington's Rocks - A Primer1
Plate Tectonics5
Washington's Geologic History11
PRECAMBRIAN ERA11
PALEOZOIC ERA12
MESOZOIC ERA15
CENOZOIC ERA16
COAST RANGE23
Siletzia and Its Sedimentary Cover23
Olympic Mountains and the Olympic Peninsula24
Spits, Estuaries, and Sea Stacks28
GUIDES TO THE COAST RANGE30
US 12: Interstate 5 - Aberdeen30
US 101: Olympia - Port Angeles32
Dungeness Spit38
US 101: Port Angeles - Aberdeen41
Hurricane Ridge Road in Olympic National Park41
Rialto Beach and First, Second, and Third Beaches46
US 101: Aberdeen - Astoria, Oregon51
Long Beach Peninsula and Cape Disappointment55
WA 4/WA 401: Longview - Naselle - Astoria-Megler Bridge56
WA 6: Chehalis - Raymond61
WA 8: Olympia - Elma63
WA 112: US 101 - Neah Bay and Cape Flattery64
Crescent Bay66
Cape Flattery67
WA 113: US 101 - WA 11270
PUGET LOWLAND71
Glacial Deposits and Landforms of the Puget Lobe71
Geologic Hazards75
GUIDES TO THE PUGET LOWLAND75
I-5: Seattle - Canadian Border76
Chuckanut Mountain and Larrabee State Park80
I-5: Seattle - Olympia82
Alki Point and Me-Kwa-Mooks Park84
I-5: Olympia - Vancouver86
Mima Mounds Natural Area Preserve88
WA 20: Burlington - Port Townsend - US 10192
Anacortes and Washington Park94
Rosario Head97
Ferry Guide to the San Juan Islands98
Anacortes - Friday Harbor101
Friday Harbor - Anacortes via Shaw, Orcas, and Lopez Islands105
Washington State Ferry:
Seattle - Bremerton106
NORTH CASCADES109
The Western Domain111
The Crystalline Core113
The Methow Domain115
Basins in Eocene Time117
The Cascade Magmatic Arc118
GUIDES TO THE NORTH CASCADES119
I-90: Seattle - Ellensburg119
US 2: Everett - Wenatchee126
US 97: Ellensburg - US 2 near Leavenworth135
WA 10 Side Trip136
US 97: Wenatchee - Pateros142
US 97A: Wenatchee - Chelan147
Lake Chelan149
WA 20: Burlington - Twisp150
WA 153: Twisp - Pateros163
WA 542: Bellingham - Artist Point at Mt. Baker165
Mt. Baker170
SOUTH CASCADES173
Growth of the Cascade Magmatic Arc173
Mt. Adams176
GUIDES TO THE SOUTH CASCADES177
US 12: I-5 - Yakima177
WA 7 to Elbe180
Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area187
WA 14: Vancouver - US 97 (I-5)189
Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument196
WA 504: Castle Rock - Johnston Ridge Observatory199
Ape Cave and Trail of Two Forests204
Mount Rainier National Park205
WA 706/Stevens Canyon Road: Elbe - Stevens Canyon Entrance210
Paradise Loop214
WA 123: US 12 - Cayuse Pass217
WA 410: Sumner - Naches219
Road to Sunrise221
OKANOGAN HIGHLANDS227
Accretion of the Quesnellia Terrane229
Cretaceous Magmatism231
The Crazy Eocene Epoch232
GUIDES TO THE OKANOGAN HIGHLANDS233
US 2: Spokane - Newport233
US 97: Pateros - Okanogan - Canadian Border236
US 395: Spokane - Canadian Border at Laurier241
WA 20: Twisp - Okanogan246
WA 20: Tonasket - Kettle Falls248
WA 20: Newport - Colville253
Gneiss below the Newport Fault256
WA 31: Tiger - Metaline Falls - Canadian Border259
Gardner Cave263
COLUMBIA BASIN265
Flood Basalts of Miocene Time265
Megafloods of Pleistocene Time269
Yakima Fold Belt272
GUIDES TO THE COLUMBIA BASIN274
Spokane274
I-82: Ellensburg - Oregon Border277
I-90: Ellensburg - Spokane - Idaho Border283
Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park285
Sand Hollow Pillow Lavas286
Frenchman Coulee287
US 2: US 97 - Spokane291
Withrow Moraine294
Sun Lakes - Dry Falls State Park296
US 12: Pasco - Clarkston299
Wallula Gap301
WA 261 to Lyons Ferry Bridge305
US 97: Columbia River - Yakima307
US 195: Spokane - Idaho Border near Lewiston311
Steptoe Butte State Park315
US 395: Pasco - Ritzville316
Palouse Falls State Park319
WA 14: Maryhill (US 97) - Plymouth (I-82)320
WA 28/WA 281: Wenatchee - George (I-90)323
WA 155: Coulee City - Grand Coulee328
Grand Coulee Dam333
WA 174: Grand Coulee - Wilbur334
WA 821 (Yakima River Canyon): Ellensburg - East Selah335
Glossary340
Further Reading and References349
Index360