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Earth Science Rocks Mt. St. Helens


Steve Carlson leads an expedition to explore the eastern side of Mt. St. Helens, Saturday, May 20, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Meet at 8:45 a.m. at the front entrance of the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, 5000 Discovery Drive.

The Earth Science Rocks! geology tour will visit the Ape Caves, Trail of Two Forests and the lava casts, the 1980 lahar, and Lava Canyon. Hikes at all three places will require durable boots and clothing. A flashlight or headlamp will be needed at the Ape Caves and Lava Casts. The shuttle will return approximately 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 understandin...

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