THIS TRIP IS FULL!
The North Cascades Institute is offering a one day geo field trip to the Schreibers Meadow cinder cone on the south flank of Mount Baker. The trip is on Saturday, June 18, and is led by Dave Tucker, one of MBVRC’s directors. The trip includes bus transport from Sedro Woolley and a trip hand out.
The cinder cone is the best-preserved in the northern Cascades, a complete, isolated little hill containing to lakes in the unbreached, double crater. The hike to the cinder cone is 2 miles round trip, with little elevation gain until the end. Just up the trail from the parking lot we hike 1/4 mile cross country through the boggy huckleberry-covered Schreibers Meadows, then steeply up through the old growth for 100 feet or so to the forested rim of the cone. It is not for everyone- you will need to be able to get up and down the steep timbered slope through bushes. You will need sturdy shoes, good leather or heavy fabric gloves, trekking poles and sack lunch.
The field trip will also examine cinders and the lava flow erupted from the cinder cone, including a portion of the flow that flowed under water in the Baker river valley.
For more info, contact NCI or Dave Tucker: tuckerd at geol dot wwu dot edu.