Fresh photos!

October 16, 2017. I guess I’m excited at this new site. I just posted 5 new photos that I shot TODAY. Two are of springs gushing out of the middle of a basalt flow on the McKenzie River in Oregon –and three are of drowned trees in Clear Lake.

Those drowned trees are exciting, actually. They’re about 2700 years old –and died when a lava flow blocked the upper reaches of the McKenzie River to form Clear Lake. As Clear lake deepened behind the lava dam, it drowned the trees. The lake’s name is well-deserved: you can see the trees right down to the lake’s bottom.

Here’s one of the images –type “Clear Lake” into the Keyword Search to see the others! –Or type “Tamolitch” into the search to see the springs (or type “springs, Oregon” for that matter)

New blog post, new images, OMSI Science Pubs!

It’s October 13, 2017. Yesterday, I posted a new blog entry about Mauna Loa Volcano–a post that I’m pretty proud of considering that I worked really hard to get the photos. It was a 41 mile, 4 day trek from about 7000 feet above elevation to well over 13,000. It was amazing and fun and hard.

And last night I gave a slide show/lecture about Oregon and Washington’s geology at Eugene’s “Science Pub”, which went really well. The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry sponsors it and they typically get really good turnouts. I had more than 150 people there! I gave a similar talk this last Monday in Corvallis –and will be giving it as another Science Pub in Portland on November 2.

Then today I added some 45 new images to the site! Among others, they include aerial shots of the monocline that makes up the San Rafael Swell in Utah, a ghost forest in Washington, and some hot springs in Yellowstone.

Welcome to Geology Pics!

Today’s October 4, 2017 –this site went live just yesterday. I’m still making some finishing touches, but I suspect those will go on forever.

What excites me the most about this site is that I’ll be able to upload new photos, change up the galleries, and continue those “finishing touches” –easily! It’s also connected to my blog, geologictimepics –have a look!

And just yesterday, I got copies of my new book, Roadside Geology of Washington, which I wrote with Darrel Cowan of the University of Washington. It’s finally out!

And today? I uploaded 51 new photos from my recent trip to Hawaii and Mauna Loa Volcano. It was a 4-day backpacking trip up Mauna Loa, the largest single landform on planet Earth, and simply amazing. You can view those images by clicking on “keyword search” and then scrolling down through the first three pages of images–without even doing a search! Or you can type “Hawaii” or something like that into the search and see some other photos as well.

Thanks for looking.