Posted by: magmatist | October 17, 2010

Thanks to new subscribers!


Gas sampling in Sherman Crater. Click to enlarge images. John Scurlock photo.


Quite a number of people have recently taken out email subscriptions to the MBVRC update website. Thanks for doing so. Special thanks to the new readers who attended the talk at the Whatcom Museum Thursday night. What a huge crowd! It isn’t me, it’s the amount of interest in the subject of Baker volcanism that reliably brings a lot of people to these presentations. Tell your friends that the talk will be repeated at the Museum January 20th at 12:30 in the afternoon.

If you follow the link to the MBVRC main website at you will find a button to links near the bottom on the left side. From that page, a link can take you to the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network, which posts locations and information about earthquakes at Mount Baker. These are few and far between, and do not appear to be related to volcanic activity. However, an uptick in seismic activity at Baker could be the first indication of any sort of renewed volcanic activity. I check that site daily to see if there is anything new, and will post news about Baker-area earthquakes right away via the update page.

Also, the ‘images and movies’ button take you to a page cool photos in the crater, and videos of Sherman fumaroles. It is time to update with new photos and new videos, so be just a little patient until I can arrange that with our long-suffering webmaster, Dr. Dave Hirsh at the WWU Geology Department.


View from the Oyster Dome's summit- one of many field self-guided field trips at


My own website is NORTHWEST GEOLOGY FIELD TRIPS, which provides self-guided field trip writeups and directions for the public to cool geology sites in the region. Examples include the Racehorse landslide fossil fields near Kendall, some big glacial erratics between Coquitlam and Seattle (including Bellingham), geology along beaches (Point Whitehorn, and on Whidbey, for example), and interesting sites in the Chuckanut as well as around Mount Baker (the Schreiber’ cinder cone, for example). Cruise on over and subscribe to that website.


Dave Tucker

MBVRC update site manager.


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