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Loowit and Step Canyon: Mid-July Hike

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Loowit and Step Canyon: Mid-July Hike
Loowit and Step Canyon: Mid-July Hike

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Cougar, Cougar, WA 98603, USA

About the event

This strenuous day hike will visit the most devastated part of the blast zone, including Loowit and Step Canyons and the Pumice Plain. Teaching will be based on a biblical creation worldview and include discussion of both catastrophic geologic processes and rapid biological recovery. Leaders will include Professor Keith Swenson. Please note that a high degree of physical fitness is required for this trip. We will hike a total of about 11 miles, the last 2 of which are continuously uphill at a moderate grade. The trails cross creeks and may in places be unstable due to loose volcanic debris. Also, there is no shade so ample fluids must be carried by each person.

We will meet at 8:00 am at the Rest Area in Cougar (across from Lone Pine Resort). Return time will be about 7:00 pm. Suggested donation will be $25 for families or $15 for an individual. To register email Dr. Swenson directly at with your 1) name and date of trip, 2) names of adults, 3) names and ages of children, 4) your phone number. Dr. Swenson will email you back with additional details and reminders will be sent a few weeks prior to the trip. 

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