Exploring the Lake Missoula Flood in the Columbia River Gorge
Time & Location
About the Event
The Lake Missoula Flood was a massive catastrophe of epic proportions. Beginning as a lake of 540 cubic miles, a volume greater than that of Lake Erie and Lake Ontario combined, Lake Missoula was dammed behind an ice lobe in Idaho at the end of the Ice Age. When finally released, this flood ripped across Washington, forming Channeled Scablands, and streamed into the bottleneck of the mountains: the Columbia River Gorge. Onward to the ocean it went, leaving a multitude of geologic marvels in its wake. However, this regional disturbance was of little comparison to the planetary cataclysm of the Genesis Flood. Come explore the geologic relicts of the Missoula Flood and the story of their discovery in modern times and see firsthand how they help us understand the sheer magnitude of the Genesis Flood – the ultimate deluge.
We will begin meet at the Portland Women's Forum east of Gresham, Oregon, at 9:00 am and tour eastward towards the Rowena Gap beyond Hood River. There we will uncover the massive erosion and occasional deposition during this dynamic geological event and discover how it gives us a small glimpse into the Genesis Flood. For these day tours, Creation Encounter requests a donation of $25 per family or $15 for the individual, which can be payed in person on the day of the tour. Cash or checks addressed to "John Hergenrather" will be suitable.
--Please also note that we have been implementing an Acknowledgement of Risk for our tours---