The Eastern Ice Age Floods Scablands At The REACH In Richland, WashingtonOn Saturday, August 1 join Age Floods expert, Gary Kleinknecht, on The Eastern Ice Age Floods Scablands tour of the remote and less well-known southern portion of the Cheney-Palouse Scabland Tract. The tour will be from 8:00 in the morning until 5:00 in the afternoon.

The Eastern Ice Age Floods Scablands
This tract is in close proximity to the Palouse country of eastern Washington, that is why the scablands of this area feature many streamlined loess islands separated by scablands and coulees. There are no major highways that traverse this tour’s route, so participants will view sights known by the few local residents, but very few travelers.

Features include loess islands, flood deposits at least 780,000 years old, Rock Lake, Big Cove Coulee and more. Those who will register for the event will travel to Ritzville to begin the tour, then eastward to Palouse country and lunch at the little town of St. John. The afternoon activities include going south and westward to Washtucna and back to the REACH. 

Price of the tour is $80.00 (bus, tour guide, lunch and beverages inclusive). Please confirm by Monday, July 27.

For more information go to The REACH's 2015 Tour page.

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