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…

Deep Creek Canyon is a hidden gem of Spokane County that is located in Riverside State park. It is the remnants of ancient basaltic lava flows that have been carved out by cataclysmic glacial floods. The valley holds a bounty of discovery through its…

The Fish Lake Trail starts near Sunset Boulevard on the west side of Spokane. On this trail, it is easy to see many different geological features. One of the features is an outcrop of the Latah Formation. This can be seen about one mile from the…

This enigmatic column of basalt that was found near Hog Lake in Washington State. The interesting thing about this columnar basalt is that there is nothing around it that looks similar. According to the scans of the rock, with the use of a…

Just off William’s Lake Road, between William’s and Badger lake lies the William’s Lake plunge pool. Cheney’s Mayor Tom Trulove signed a purchase and sale agreement to purchase 15 acres of land containing the plunge pool. The purchase was important…

When visiting Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge, you will find a great deal of wetlands and beautiful skies. Turnbull is located in northeastern Washington on the eastern edge of the Columbia Basin. A specific characteristic that many may not…

The oldest building in Starbuck isn't the bank, the grange hall, or even the horse stable. It is the jail. Built before 1900, the old jail is made of concrete fourteen inches thick with reinforced iron bars, the same iron used on railways. A large…