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Roadside Geology of Washington

Roadside Geology of Washington

by Marli B. Miller and Darrel S. Cowan

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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 Washington
Table of Contents

    Acknowledgments
iv
Introduction
1
    Washington's Rocks - A Primer
1
    Plate Tectonics
5
    Washington's Geologic History
11
        PRECAMBRIAN ERA
11
        PALEOZOIC ERA
12
        MESOZOIC ERA
15
        CENOZOIC ERA
16
COAST RANGE
23
    Siletzia and Its Sedimentary Cover
23
    Olympic Mountains and the Olympic Peninsula
24
    Spits, Estuaries, and Sea Stacks
28
    GUIDES TO THE COAST RANGE
30
    US 12: Interstate 5 - Aberdeen
30
    US 101: Olympia - Port Angeles
32
        Dungeness Spit
38
    US 101: Port Angeles - Aberdeen
41
        Hurricane Ridge Road in Olympic National Park
41
        Rialto Beach and First, Second, and Third Beaches
46
    US 101: Aberdeen - Astoria, Oregon
51
        Long Beach Peninsula and Cape Disappointment
55
    WA 4/WA 401: Longview - Naselle - Astoria-Megler Bridge
56
    WA 6: Chehalis - Raymond
61
    WA 8: Olympia - Elma
63
    WA 112: US 101 - Neah Bay and Cape Flattery
64
        Crescent Bay
66
        Cape Flattery
67
    WA 113: US 101 - WA 112
70
PUGET LOWLAND
71
    Glacial Deposits and Landforms of the Puget Lobe
71
    Geologic Hazards
75
    GUIDES TO THE PUGET LOWLAND
75
    I-5: Seattle - Canadian Border
76
        Chuckanut Mountain and Larrabee State Park
80
    I-5: Seattle - Olympia
82
        Alki Point and Me-Kwa-Mooks Park
84
    I-5: Olympia - Vancouver
86
        Mima Mounds Natural Area Preserve
88
    WA 20: Burlington - Port Townsend - US 101
92
        Anacortes and Washington Park
94
        Rosario Head
97
    Ferry Guide to the San Juan Islands
98
    Anacortes - Friday Harbor
101
    Friday Harbor - Anacortes via Shaw, Orcas, and Lopez Islands
105
    Washington State Ferry:  
    Seattle - Bremerton
106
NORTH CASCADES
109
    The Western Domain
111
    The Crystalline Core
113
    The Methow Domain
115
    Basins in Eocene Time
117
    The Cascade Magmatic Arc
118
    GUIDES TO THE NORTH CASCADES
119
    I-90: Seattle - Ellensburg
119
    US 2: Everett - Wenatchee
126
    US 97: Ellensburg - US 2 near Leavenworth
135
        WA 10 Side Trip
136
    US 97: Wenatchee - Pateros
142
    US 97A: Wenatchee - Chelan
147
        Lake Chelan
149
    WA 20: Burlington - Twisp
150
    WA 153: Twisp - Pateros
163
    WA 542: Bellingham - Artist Point at Mt. Baker
165
        Mt. Baker
170
SOUTH CASCADES
173
    Growth of the Cascade Magmatic Arc
173
    Mt. Adams
176
    GUIDES TO THE SOUTH CASCADES
177
    US 12: I-5 - Yakima
177
        WA 7 to Elbe
180
    Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area
187
    WA 14: Vancouver - US 97 (I-5)
189
    Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument
196
        WA 504: Castle Rock - Johnston Ridge Observatory
199
        Ape Cave and Trail of Two Forests
204
    Mount Rainier National Park
205
        WA 706/Stevens Canyon Road: Elbe - Stevens Canyon Entrance
210
        Paradise Loop
214
        WA 123: US 12 - Cayuse Pass
217
        WA 410: Sumner - Naches
219
        Road to Sunrise
221
OKANOGAN HIGHLANDS
227
    Accretion of the Quesnellia Terrane
229
    Cretaceous Magmatism
231
    The Crazy Eocene Epoch
232
    GUIDES TO THE OKANOGAN HIGHLANDS
233
    US 2: Spokane - Newport
233
    US 97: Pateros - Okanogan - Canadian Border
236
    US 395: Spokane - Canadian Border at Laurier
241
    WA 20: Twisp - Okanogan
246
    WA 20: Tonasket - Kettle Falls
248
    WA 20: Newport - Colville
253
        Gneiss below the Newport Fault
256
    WA 31: Tiger - Metaline Falls - Canadian Border
259
        Gardner Cave
263
COLUMBIA BASIN
265
    Flood Basalts of Miocene Time
265
    Megafloods of Pleistocene Time
269
    Yakima Fold Belt
272
    GUIDES TO THE COLUMBIA BASIN
274
    Spokane
274
    I-82: Ellensburg - Oregon Border
277
    I-90: Ellensburg - Spokane - Idaho Border
283
        Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park
285
        Sand Hollow Pillow Lavas
286
        Frenchman Coulee
287
    US 2: US 97 - Spokane
291
        Withrow Moraine
294
        Sun Lakes - Dry Falls State Park
296
    US 12: Pasco - Clarkston
299
        Wallula Gap
301
        WA 261 to Lyons Ferry Bridge
305
    US 97: Columbia River - Yakima
307
    US 195: Spokane - Idaho Border near Lewiston
311
        Steptoe Butte State Park
315
    US 395: Pasco - Ritzville
316
        Palouse Falls State Park
319
    WA 14: Maryhill (US 97) - Plymouth (I-82)
320
    WA 28/WA 281: Wenatchee - George (I-90)
323
    WA 155: Coulee City - Grand Coulee
328
        Grand Coulee Dam
333
    WA 174: Grand Coulee - Wilbur
334
    WA 821 (Yakima River Canyon): Ellensburg - East Selah
335
Glossary
340
Further Reading and References
349
Index
360