Mount St. Helens “Little Grand Canyon”

Conference and Hike – August 1 & 2, 2014

Embassy Suites Portland – Airport

7900 NE 82nd Avenue, Portland, Oregon, 97220, 1-503-460-3000

6:30 PM First Session

1. Learning From Catastrophe – Mount St. Helens After 34 Years
Dr. Steve Austin has spent a lifetime studying the Grand Canyon, the origin of coal and the events at Mount St Helens. He is the author of three books including Footprints in the Ash: The Explosive Story of Mount St. Helens. Dr. Austin teaches geology at Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio. Serving with Logos Research Associates, Dr. Austin is on the cutting edge of research providing the scientific community with geological evidence of a global flood. He holds a B.S. degree from University of Washington, and a Ph.D. degree in geology from Penn State University. Dr. Steve Austin will point out the significance of the geological changes we see from the eruption of Mount St. Helens in 1980, through the new geological features that have formed over the last 34 years.

7:15 PM Break – Book and Video Sales

7:30 PM Second Session

2. Catastrophic Biological Recovery – After 34 Years
Dr. Keith Swenson teaches science courses at Multnomah University. Holds a B.S. degree in zoology and M.D. degree from Washington University. Dr. Keith Swenson will explain the amazing biological recovery that occurred after the May 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens
8:15 PM Break – Book and Video Sales

8:30 – 9:00 PM Third Session.

3. Question and Answer Session

The Saturday guided tour is on and off-trail by group permit with entry wrist band only. You must be registered to participate in this tour. Substitutions need prior approval. Family rates are available upon request. Hikers will meet at the Johnston Ridge Visitors Center parking lot for check in at 9:00 am. Accountability is very important in this wilderness area. All hikers will be assigned in a group with a trail guide leader who has a walkie talkie for communications. You must stay in your group with your trail guide leader. We return to the parking lot for check out by 5:30 pm. A barbeque and fellowship time after the hike is included down the road at 7 Wonder’s Museum from 5:30 until 9 pm.The Friday Seminar is required prior to hiking. You may want to hike up and down hills at home to get in shape for these two hikes. You can customize your hike to be less aggressive by including less stations. Each participant takes all responsibility for his own health and safety. Consult a Physician to see if you are healthy enough for this hiking tour.Hike #1 Spirit Lake Overlook Guided Tour- $199
Hike #2 Little Grand Canyon Guided Tour–$275
–Preregistration is a must for the Saturday field trips-
Call Becky Gervais: (503) 510-4157

  • CMI SuperConference 2014 – August 16 To 23, 2013
    • Dr. Austin will be speaking in Toronto, Canada about Mt. St. Helens, Dead Sea mud and the Grand Canyon.

    Flight-seeing Geology of Southern Alaska – Fall 2014
    • This one is in the planning stages and involves bus pilots to some remote outcrops in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. This is some of the most extraordinary scenery in the world.

Pittsburgh Coal Geology Bus Tour – Saturday August 3, 2013

                      An all-day bus tour to study Flood Geology of coal-bearing strata in the vicinity of Pittsburgh, PA. The outcrops of strata provide the field experience for scientists of Creation Geology Society, Creation Biology Society, and International Conference on Creationism. I will be the leader of this adventure. Registration may be through the ICC of Pittsburgh or with Becky Gervais (503-510-4157).


Grand Canyon Raft Trip – August 9 To 16, 2013

  • Exploring the Grand Canyon from the Colorado River during an eight-day, fully outfitted adventure staging out of Las Vegas Airport. Registration is through Becky Gervais (503-510-4157). On Friday, August 9, 2013, meet at 2:45 pm at McCarren International Airport in Las Vegas Nevada. Fly by Vision Air to Marble Canyon, Arizona. Enjoy a catered buffet dinner, informative evening seminar, and raft-crew briefing. On early Saturday morning August 10, launch two large motorized rafts from Lees Ferry. Spend seven days and six nights within Grand Canyon and float a total of 187 miles on the Colorado River. See unique waterfalls, side streams, and old Indian villages. Explore special geologic features including the Redwall Limestone and its extraordinary nautiloid mass-kill fossil layer, the Great Unconformity, and the Bass Rapids diabase sill. Camp on scenic Grand Canyon beaches. On Friday August 16, ride helicopter for 5 minutes from Whitmore Wash beach on the Colorado River to Bar Ten Ranch on the Canyon’s north rim. After lunch on August 16, fly by Vision Air back to McCarren Airport in Las Vegas arriving before 4:30 pm. Concessionaire is Grand Canyon Whitewater

Geological Society of America Meeting & Expo – October 27 To 30, 2013
  • Dr. Austin will be giving a paper titled “Four-Thousand-Year Seismic Record Within Outcropping Holocene Laminated Sediment On The Lisan Peninsula, Southeastern Dead Sea, Jordan”. Co-authored by Steven A. Austin & Majdi O. Barjous

Steve and Kelly Austin Participating in a Marathon – Jan, 2014

Dead Sea, Jordan Research & Mentoring Trip – Jan, 2014