Mt. St Helens and Columbia River Gorge

These are the resources for our field trip to Mt. St Helens and Columbia River Gorge.

April 19, 2015, 7:45 AM through 8 PM

Here are some photos from our field trip: Photo Album Spring 2015

Group photo from our Spring 2015 trip:

Here is a movie trailer from Thomas:

Here is an overview of our field trip route:

Driving Directions:

  • Here are the road trip directions (text).
  • Here are the directions with some maps.


Writing Assignment:

Poster from the USGS:


  • Doukas, M. P., 1990. Road guide to volcanic deposits of Mount St. Helens and vicinity, Washington: U.S. Geological Survey, Open File Report 1859, 64 p.
  • Glicken, Harry, 1986, Rockslide-debris avalanche of May 18, 1980, Mount St. Helens Volcano: Santa Barbara, University of California, Ph.D. thesis, 303 p.
  • Meyer, D.F., 1986 a, Channel formation and modification under various water and sediment discharges, South Fork Coldwater Creek, Washington, in Iverson, R.M., and Martinson, H.A., eds., Mount St. Helens; American Geomorphological Field Group, Field Trip Guidebook and Abstracts, 178 p.
  • Meyer, D.F., 1986 b, Surficial processes and deposits at the Coldwater Drainage, in Iverson, R.M. and Martinson, H.A., eds., Mount St. Helens: American Geomorphological Field Group field trip guidebook and abstracts, 178 p.
  • Pringle, P.T., 2002. Roadside Geology of Mount Saint Helens National Volcanic Monument and Vicinity: Washington Department of Natural Resources, Division of Geology and Earth Resources Information Circular 88, 1993 (Revised Edition 2002).
  • Voight, Barry, Glicken, Harry, Janda, R.J., and Douglass, P.M., 1981, Catastrophic rockslide avalanche of May 18, in Lipman, P.W., and Mullineaux, D.R., eds., The 1980 eruptions of Mount St. Helens, Washington: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1250, p. 347-377.

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