Do you ever get self-conscious about your nose? What if your nose looked so weird that people named you after it? That’s what the early people of what is now known as the northern Pend Oreille County area did to a mountain. While the adjacent…

In a tiny town in king county Washington, life is quiet. Duvall does have one relic of past catastrophe, King County’s smallest park, ironically named Big Rock (Babcock and Carson, 2009). However, the past that brought Big Rock to its quiet resting…

The Palouse is known for its vast, rolling farm hills that are really hard to miss when traveling in south-eastern Washington State. These hills hold the heart of most of the states agricultural farming, specifically wheat and lentils. However, as…

Have you ever entered the odd hole in the ground, which is the entrance of the Ape Caves? Well if you have or haven’t, you may not know that these caves are actually a series of lava tubes. Lava tubes are found all over the world…on the…

Looking at all these brown and grey cliffs of basalt, who would have thought that geologists could figure out that they had once been shot out of cracks in the ground as buoyant convection plumes of magma? Well leave it to Dr. Richard James Brown and…

Among the many geological wonders spread across Washington State lies a region whose morphology played a particularly significant role during one of the planets most cataclysmic floods; the Wallula Gap. Heading southeast through the Pasco Basin leads…

Have you ever gone spelunking? Spelunking, also known as caving, is not well suited for everyone. It can be an extremely dangerous pastime for the ill prepared and foolhardy, but it can also be a fun and exciting adventure for those who know what…

Traveling Southwest off of Highway 12 towards the Washington-Oregon border you will come across one of the most peculiar sights of the Columbia Plateau, the Twin Sisters rock formation. Looking at the rock formation many questions may arise, such as…

Deep in the heart of Lowden’s farming land is a canyon that has uncovered many mysteries around the Missoula Floods. Burlingame Canyon is over 1,500 feet long, and cuts down about 100 feet. Not only is this canyon a visual wonder, it has played a key…