Calcrete Field Trip - Red Tank
Time did not allow our NWGS group to visit the Red Tank area in September 2021. A follow up trip could be dedicated to just the ridge crest. The Saddle Mountains crest is an incredibly photogenic place. The landscape is dramatic, the shoulder season light incredible, and the geology first rate. I wonder why, after whole careers have been spent out here, there isn't a thick coffee table book highlighting its beauty. An online photo archive would be a tremendous resource for current and future geologists, Mr. Reidel. The Saddle Mountains anticline is certainly one of Washington's Top 10 Best Places to check out the geology. A few my cell phone photos and figures from the crest and Smyrna Bench are below.