Observations of Washington State Landscapes, Geology, Geography, Ecology, History and Land Use
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Thorp Lahar with Central Rocks
I previously posted a suggested side trip off of the usual Interstate 90 east-west or west-east drive across central Washington ellensburg-formation-side-trip . There are a couple of great pull offs along Highway 10 along the Yakima River west of Ellensburg. In addition the road passes through an area that recently had a wild fire in the summer of 2012. Nick Zentner did a video of one of the sites that helps one through thinking about these spectacular sections. In addition to the Thorp Lahar, there are some interesting interviews that have been put together by Central Rocks that are worth checking out.
Dan McShane is an engineering geologist with Stratum Group, a geology and environmental consulting company based in Bellingham, Washington. Dan has been reading Washington State landscapes since driving across the Horse Heaven Hills with his father and brother in 1970. Dan's wife has started painting Washington landscapes. The intent of this blog is to help all Washington travelers better understand the landscapes we see and share field observations.