This is a new excursion for the Mount St Helens Creation Center. The excursion will start from the Center, and we will visit the Quincy Falls, an unusual erratic near Soap Lake, and, of course, the Dry Falls. These interesting features are associated with the devastating events of the Missoula Flood, which we maintain happened as an indirect result of the worldwide Genesis Flood.
This day will be a very long day. We aim to set off from the Center at 7:00am. It takes about 4 hours to drive to our target area. You will be driving back for 4 hours! (Unless you decide to stay overnight in the Grand Coulee area)
We may well place two other muster areas en route, so that other people from North or South East of here can join the party before we reach the area. Our final muster area is likely to be at Vantage, WA, on the banks of the Columbia River.
Please watch for further details, and an itinerary, which will all be published on this page in due course.
Our current intention is to leave the Creation Center at 7:00am. Our final muster point will be at Vantage, WA. We will muster in the parking lot of the Texaco gas station. I am hoping to arrive there at about 11:30am. We intend to leave that point at 12:00pm.
We will visit Quincy Lake, an erratic near Soap Lake, and the Dry Falls. We should reach Dry Falls at about 5:00pm, so will finish our excursion there about 6pm.
The excursion is being led by Ron Payne, who has led excursions to the Dry Falls for many years. Ron is a former Board member and former President of this ministry. we are delighted that he has agreed to do this excursion on our behalf.
If you are interested in joining with us, please contact us at the Center, so that we can determine whether or not the excursion will go ahead. the sooner you can contact us regarding this excursion the better. Also, you will need to contact me to get my cellphone number, which I will not publish here, but we may need to communicate on the day, if traffic conditions cause delays.
If you intend to stay overnight, before driving back, there is a camp site in the Dry Falls State Park, and there are a number of hotels in Coulee City and Soap Lake.
with Solid Rock Baptist Church youth group
We regret – this excursion is canceled.
This is our regular Columbia Gorge Excursion. There are two muster points:
- The Creation Center at 7:45am
- Columbia Gorge Outlet Stores, Troutdale, OR, leaving no later than 9:00am. Leave I-84 at exit 17. Park away from the stores – address for GPS is 450 NW 257th Way, Troutdale, OR
The excursion will end by mid-afternoon, and you should be able to get back to Troutdale by 6:00pm or earlier.
The excursion crosses two toll bridges, with a toll of $2 cash each, so you will need $4 cash for each vehicle.
This is our regular East Side Excursion. There are two muster points:
- The Creation Center at 8:30am
- Morton, WA – parking lot for Morton Country Market, 461 2nd St, Morton, WA 98356. Leaving no later than 9:45am.
The park authorities charge for use of roads in the park – $5 per vehicle, unless you display an inter-agency card. Fee can be paid at Fischers Market in Randle, WA, or using the envelope scheme at Bear Meadow.
Please let us know if you are joining us at Morton. Cellphone reception is poor there, and disappears when we reach Randle.
This is our alternative West Side Excursion. We begin at the Creation Center at 9:30am for a presentation. Instead of walking the Hummocks Trail, we will walk the Boundary Trail from the Johnstone Ridge Observatory, so that we get a view of the “Little Grand Canyon”. The excursion will end at the Johnstone Ridge Observatory at about 4pm.
This is our regular South Side Excursion. There are two muster points:
- The Creation Center at 8:30am
- Cougar Rest Area at 10:00am. This rest area is on the right, as you enter Cougar (if driving from Woodland). There is a parking lot and restrooms.
The park authorities charge for use of roads in the park – $5 per vehicle, unless you display an inter-agency card. Fee can be paid at the Deli in Cougar (by the rest area), or using the envelope scheme at Lava Canyon.
Please let us know if you are joining us at Cougar. There is no cellphone reception there, so your guide will not be able to hear about late arrivals etc.