Gorge Rocks: Geology Tour

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 Explore the rich rugged geology around Dufur and the Gorge—with its beautifully preserved stacks of Columbia River Basalt–some of the farthest traveled lava flows known on Earth. Learn how lava covering the Columbia River Gorge and Plateau traveled from volcanoes far to the east to meet younger volcanism in the Cascades.

You’ll amble by van to sites in Dufur, Tygh Valley, and the Hood River Valley to hone your ability to read the landscape. Discover how detailed mapping and complex history of these rocks  reveals water and mineral resources–and geologic hazards. Receive new insights in to the long and fascinating geologic history of the region.

Your guide is Jason McClaughry, a registered professional geologist in Oregon, who works extensively in the state researching and mapping volcanism.  He’s currently working in the Columbia River Gorge and Mid-Columbia Basin, to better understand the geologic hazards, groundwater, mineral and energy resources. Jason holds both Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Geology and is a passionate, compelling and engaging presenter who makes the topic interesting to all.

Package Includes:

  • Two Nights Bountiful Rest with Breakfast
  • Friday Evening Hors d’oeuvre
  • Evening Presentation by Jason
  • Saturday Breakfast
  • Field Trip Tour by van
  • Picnic lunch in the field (box lunch included)
  • Saturday Evening Dinner
  • Evening Review/Discussion
  • Sunday Breakfast
  • Q&A
  • Self-guided tour for your drive home

Located at the luscious, award winning Balch Hotel–rated #1 Fan Favorite Destination in the Gorge– as your elegant base camp for this adventure.

See details and register HERE


May 18 2018


Date: May 18, 2018
Time: 5:00 pm
Cost: $374 – $499
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Historic Balch Hotel

40 Heimrich St
Dufur, OR 97021 United States

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