Central Washington and Sinlahekin Valley

Thursday — Sunday, June 22th —25th, 2017 ♦
This is a brand new 4 day family camping adventure. There is so much to see and so little time that some families are opting to stay a few extra days to explore on their own. A highlight of the trip will be exploring the unique mountain valley of the […]

Pastors and Christian Leaders Gorge Bus Tour

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017,  8:00 AM to 5:30 PM ♦
This tour will explore the unique geology in the Columbia River Gorge. We will examine features related to a remarkable history of cataclysmic Lake Missoula Ice Age Floods which reshaped the Gorge into the stunning beauty we see today. You will see things such as:

Columbia Park […]

Deschutes Wildlife Hike

Saturday, May 13, 2017 ♦
Plentiful wildlife and sunny weather usually greet us on this leisurely 4½ mile round trip walk along the Lower Deschutes River. Some of us may choose to “walk the extra mile” to find petrified wood and discuss the Flood conditions that fossilized it. Led by Steve Hayley, Marianne Pike, and Caitlin LaBar, we’ll encounter a variety […]

Mysteries of the Columbia River Gorge

Come with us and discover the Mysteries of the Columbia River Gorge!  We’ll take several short hikes, and collect cobbles transported 400 miles by Noah’s Flood.  We’ll also find some petrified wood.  In some places this wood is only charcoaled and is still burnable, even though it is supposed to be 15-16 million years old! On this popular family […]

Death Valley

February 12-16, 2016

Death Valley.  That was the name given by pioneers and prospectors to one of the most interesting geological spots in the world, because of the deaths of many who attempted to cross it in the summer.  And no wonder!  In the summer this valley becomes one of the hottest climates on the surface of […]

Mysteries of the Columbia River Gorge

Saturday, October 22nd
Come with us and discover the Creation Mysteries of the Columbia Gorge!  We’ll take several short hikes, and collect cobbles transported 400 miles by Noah’s Flood.  We’ll also find some petrified wood.  In some places this wood is only charcoaled and is still burnable, even though it is supposed to be 15-16 million years old! On this […]

West Gorge Trip

Saturday, October 1st
The West Gorge trip is designed to explore the major creation evidences between Troutdale and Cascade Locks. Collect quartzites in the Troutdale Formation which have come from over 450 miles away and discuss their significance. Examine petrified wood from the Eagle Creek formation. Enjoy Herman the Sturgeon and other fish at Bonneville Dam […]

Creation Mysteries of the Gorge

Come with us Saturday, August 6th, and discover the Creation Mysteries of the Columbia Gorge!  We’ll take several short hikes, and collect cobbles transported 400 miles by Noah’s Flood.  We’ll also find some petrified wood.  In some places this wood is only charcoaled and is still burnable, even though it is supposed to be 15-16 million years old! On this […]

Butterflies at the Volcano

Saturday, June 4, 2016
This is a joint tour led by Paul Taylor (Mount St. Helens Creation Center) and Caitlin LaBar (Creation Encounter). It will begin at the Center with presentations by Paul about Mount St. Helens and Caitlin about butterflies in the area. We will then caravan to the Hummocks Loop for a short hike, […]

Klickitat Butterflies, Bugs, and Blooms

May 14, 2016

Led by guides Caitlin LaBar, Arthur Dunn and Marianne Pike, the Klickitat River Canyon is an excellent area for enjoying butterflies, bugs, dragonflies, and beautiful wildflowers. Just north of Lyle, there is also an isolated population of rare butterfly milkweed right next to a spring of naturally carbonated mineral water. On this new […]