Ice Age Floods

From the Lewis and Clark Scenic Overlook and other sites on the property, it is possible to view evidence of ice age flood activity.

Maryhill’s Lewis and Clark Overlook contains an ice-rafted erratic that originated in the Bugaboo Glacier on the Purcell Mountain of Southeast British Columbia. One of several to be found on the museum property, it was relocated from a site 891 feet from the river approximately a quarter mile east of the museum.

Maryhill sits on the Ice Age Floods National Geologic Trail

Ice Age Floods Institute Columbia Gorge Chapter: https://iafi.org/local-chapters/columbia-river-gorge-chapter/

Ice Age Floods - Maryhill Museum - Columbia Gorge

An example of an “erratic” left by the Ice Age floods, east of Maryhill Museum of Art

Ice Age Floods - Maryhill Museum - Columbia Gorge