Geology Resources for Outdoor Enthusiasts

By Nigel Davies

Cover photo courtesy of Nigel Davies

Explore these tools that geologist Nigel Davies suggests to further understand the geology of your adventure while you are out recreating in our region.

  • Explore the state’s geology organized by regional “cards,” further organized by geological sites of interest, at WA DNR 100:
  • Purchase the paperback “Washington Rocks! A guide to geologic sites in the Evergreen State” from Mountain Press, which includes colored photos and instructive diagrams, from your local bookstore.
  • Scroll around Rockd/Macrostrat, a platform for geological data.
  • Read Spokane County geological field studies and reports on Willow Lake Natural Area, the McKenzie Conservation Area, Antoine Peak, and Saltese Uplands Conservation Area under the Research tab at
  • Dig deeper at Earth-Science Reviews on Science Direct: O’Conner et al 2020 The Missoula and Bonneville floods—A review of ice-age megafloods in the Columbia River basin 2020

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