Field Courses

Field Course Disclaimer:

Field courses will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis, and registration will be limited to the number of spaces shown. The indicated minimum and maximum numbers of participants are based on a combination of factors, including transportation, accessibility, and safety at roadside outcrops. Field courses are subject to cancellation if minimum number of registrants is not met. Field course logistics (e.g., schedule, duration, route, transportation, location/number of stops, etc.) are also subject to change. Participants should be prepared for variable weather conditions and hiking on uneven ground.  Field courses will proceed rain or shine. Additional information regarding the logistics of each field course will be provided to the paid registrants by the field course leader(s) at a later date, but well in advance of the course. 


Field Course #1:  Landslides and Engineering Geology in the Columbia River Gorge


Tuesday, 9/15/2020 



Departs at 8:00am and returns at 5:45pm. Departs from the Hotel Lobby.



Kate Mickelson, Will Gallin, Doug Anderson

COST (per person): 

$120 before 8/1/20, $145 after 8/1/20 



Minimum 25 ; Maximum 47



This trip will focus on the geology, waterfalls, landslides, rockfall, and ice-age floods. We will also have stops discussing the history of the historic Columbia River Highway and a recent wildfire in the Columbia River Gorge. Visit iconic vistas such as Chanticleer Point and the Vista House with lunch at the Port of Cascade Locks, directly across from the enormous Bonneville landslide! In the afternoon, we will cross over to the Washington side of the Gorge to visit two giant landslides with historic, spectacular movement.

Field Course #2:  Mt St Helens - Highlights of the 1980 Eruption and Engineering Geology after the Event


Saturday, 9/19/20



Departs at 8:00am and returns at 5:30pm. Departs from the hotel lobby.



Scott Burns, PhD, Portland State University


COST (per person): 

$120 before 8/1/20, $145 after 8/1/20



Minimum 25 ; Maximum 48


Join Dr. Scott Burns on an all day field trip to Mt. St. Helens, the most studied volcano in the lower 48 states!  We will leave at 8 AM and get back about 5:30 PM.   We will visit the Mt. St. Helens Visitor center, the Sediment Retention Dam, three outcrops, four overlooks and then the David Johnston Visitor Center.  We will learn about the famous 1980 eruption and the recovery of the area.  We will see how engineering geology was used over and over again to not only build Highway 504, but the Spirit Lake Tunnel and the evaluation of landslide hazards there.


AEG Meeting Manager

Heather Clark

T: 303-518-0618

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