Field Trips - Geology Rocks! - Emmons Moraine Trail

Field trip: Geology Rocks!

Field Trips - Geology Rocks! - Emmons Moraine Trail

Join Geologist Lara Linde for a choice of one field trip to learn about the geology of our area.

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  • Moderate
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 4.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,100 ft
  • Pace: Casual (1.5 mph)


Join me on the Emmons Moraine to a destination that I have been wanting to see for a few years.  While we are on the moraine, you will learn about the glacial features that are visible and about the volcanic rocks that are on the valley walls above you.  Binoculars may be helpful on this trip to see the Emmons Glacier and the rock outcrops on the valley walls.


Glacier Basin (Mount Rainier)

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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