The other highlights of the day were “discovering” a new large landslide on the Toandos, observing the basal till contact on pillow basalts of the Crescent Formation along Hood Canal, seeing an impressive root structure of a red alder clinging to a steep slope, and avoiding sinking up to my knees while traversing a tide flat on the Duckabush River.
Headwall scarp of large landslide. The slide involves approximately 50 acres of land.
Pillow basalts of the Crescent Formation. The basalt erupted on the ocean floor approximately 55 to 55 million years ago.
Red alder roots can't penetrate the basal till. The till was depsoited directly by glacial ice. Clasts in till consist primarily of the underlying basalt.