|Roadside Geology of Mount Rainier National Park and Vicinity
Washington Department of Natural Resources Information Circular 107
Patrick T. Pringle, with contributors
[See guide below for accessibility to the book.]
Guide to Map
Advisories about Google map display and about the Carbon River Road.
“Roadside Geology of Mount Rainier National Park and Vicinity” is an up-to-date book on volcanic processes past and present in the Pacific Northwest, illustrating both the beauty and the hazards of our state’s largest volcano. This book covers an area bounded by I-5 on the west, State Route 410 on the north, Yakima on the east, and U.S. 12 on the south. This 200-page, four-color book is written for anyone with a basic understanding of geology and is designed for ease of use, with a landscape format and spiral binding.
Its centerpiece is the logs of the roads to and through the park.
Each of the 15 road logs has expanded geologic maps of the route and a mile-by-mile narrative describing
the geology and other interesting features.
The book is divided into three main parts:
Above description quoted from the Washington Department of Natural Resources (WA DNR) Web page for this book where you download it for free or purchase the book for $17.95 plus shipping.
Note about .-- The "information window" for each trip has the following information:
Dowload the Book
You can also download book as a single file or individual sections from WA DNR's Web page or from list below. You can get the latest errata sheet for the book.
Note.-- People using Apple's Safari browser, should use the right click to save the file or download it from the alternative Website. People using Mozilla's Firefox browser will get a pop-up window asking for instructions for the file.
That's the book. You can also buy it from DNR's Website, which I also did. It's a great spiral-bound book easily suitable for travel.
You can check out the author's, Patrick Pringle, Web page for addition information about the book and the award he recieved with the book. The last section, part 3 (above), has about 25 pages of references, Websites, glossary, description of geologic map units and a list of geologic terms. It alone is a great resource.
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