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Mt Baker Volcano Mudflow Tour - Sat, Jul 16 2011

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PRE-REGISTRATION MAY BE REQUIRED. Please review the event details carefully, and if registration is required and you'd like to join us, you must sign up at the bottom of this page. Non-member guests must contact the leader (see Notes below) to register. If payment is required for this event, you will be expected to send your payment to the Event Leader - payable to the Alpine Club of Canada, Vancouver Section.

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location:Mt Baker, WA
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jul 16 2011  9:00 AM
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Jul 15 2011 5:00:00 PM
Event Duration:All day
Difficulty Rating:D1: Easy
Event Leader(s): Suzanne Landry
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Member Cost:$75.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members & Guests, 18 & Older Only
Attendee Screening: Registration is First-Come/First-Serve
Number Registered So Far: 2 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)

Itinerary:

Mt Baker Volcanic Mudflow: Pathway and deposits of the ca. 5900-year-old Middle Fork Nooksack lahar

Please join Dave Tucker, Mount Baker researcher at Western Washington University for the next Mount Baker Volcano Research Center guided field trip. The focus is the pathway and deposits of the ca. 5900-year-old Middle Fork Nooksack lahar (volcanic mudflow), the largest one known from the volcano's geologic record. The trip is geared for a popular audience, although geologists and hazards/risk management professionals are welcome and encouraged to attend. This trip will likely fill quickly so please book without delay.

The group will go to the end of the road in the Middle Fork and hike a few hundred yards on a trail to the river, where we will also see house sized boulders and terrace deposits of the very impressive and little known 1927 Deming Glacier outburst flood ('jokulhlaup'). We will examine other lahar deposits in the valley, and follow the path of the big lahar as far as the Everson area, where we will discuss its likely path into the Fraser via Sumas and Abbotsford. At another stop, we may need to bushwhack easily for 100 m or so if the river is too high to see large logs in the lahar deposit. We will discuss impacts of a repeat event, which could again enter Canada via Sumas River.

Visit the blog for full information and photos:
http://mbvrc.wordpress.com/2011/06/29/mbvrc-field-trip-july-16-middle-fork-lahar/

This trip is a fundraiser for MBVRC, a nonprofit organization that supports volcano research and public education.

The next Mount Baker Volcano Research Center guided field trip will be Saturday, July 16 Depart Bellingham at 9 AM, return late afternoon.

Price is $75 US per person, $50 if you were on the 2011 Baker Lake trip. Student price is $50.

To reserve, or for queries, email: research@mbvrc.wwu.edu Your place will be reserved when payment is received, and rendezvous information will be emailed to you. The simplest method of payment of our Canadian neighbors is pay via PayPal. The MBVRC account for deposits is our email address, above.

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IMPORTANT REGISTRATION INFORMATION:
Price is $75 US per person, $50 if you were on the 2011 Baker Lake trip. Student price is $50. To reserve, or for queries, email: research@mbvrc.wwu.edu.

Your place will be reserved when payment is received, and rendezvous information will be emailed to you. The simplest method of payment of our Canadian neighbors is pay via PayPal. The MBVRC account for deposits is our email address, above.


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Cost & Payment:
Member Cost:$75.00/Person
Non-Member Cost:$75.00/Person
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