CANYONS, BUTTES, ERRATICS, BOULDER FIELDS AND GRAVEL BARS: DISCOVER THE REMNANTS FROM ICE AGE FLOODS
Imagine a raging flood so powerful that towering waves studded with glacial icebergs toss giant boulders downstream like pebbles, and the landscape is irreversibly altered as eroded soil is carried more than 500 miles to the ocean.
It might sound like a scene from a Hollywood movie – but it’s real. And it happened in the Wenatchee Valley between 13,000 and 18,000 years ago, as water from glacial Lake Missoula raged across the landscape at 65 miles-per-hour when the ice dam blocking its path gave way to pressure, releasing the violent deluge.
Come explore with our experts. Guided bus tours take you to all the best sights. Each tour is unique. Register for all seven to get an overview of the area. Dates and More. $40-$45 per person. Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center 509.888.6240.
With the self-guided, drive-able Ice Age Floods Geological Trail* map, visitors can see and experience first-hand the remnants from the flood and how it shaped the Wenatchee Valley and central Washington landscape.
Ice Age Trail maps are available at the Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center 137 North Wenatchee Avenue, Wenatchee, WA 98801 509-662-2116
Additional information about the Ice Age Floods is available at www.iceagefloodsinstitute.org