2018 Geology of the Medicine Shield Volcano
Aerial photo by Chas Rogers
Instructor: Chas Rogers, M.S.
Dates: Friday-Sunday, July 27-29, 2018
Location: Meet at Medicine Lake USFS campground (directions will be emailed)
Observe the far-reaching topographical features caused by flowing lava from this momentous shield volcano, the largest volcano in the Cascade range. We will explore its unique geologic features including lava tubes and caves in Lava Beds National Monument, the enormous obsidian deposit of Glass Mountain caused by the volcano’s last eruption, and the beautiful Medicine Lake caldera, hunting grounds for Bald Eagles and Osprey. We’ll visit lava caves, volcanic vents, ice caves and a unique wall of petroglyphs for insights into these ancient environments and their historical connection to indigenous peoples.
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