History before history: bedrock geology of DC

The new edition of Walkingtown, DC is coming up on the weekend of September 25-26.

On Sunday, the 26th, from 9 am – 1 pm, Callan Bentley will be leading
History Before History: The Geologic Saga of Washington, DC

Meet and end at the small park by the Zoo entrance on Harvard Street, NW, across from 1845 Harvard St., the Harvard Towers apartment building.

Start Metro: Woodley Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan
End Metro: Woodley Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan

Fitness: Moderate, 2 miles over sidewalks and unpaved forest trails
No reservations required.

Ward: 1
Subjects: History, Environment

Go back in time 700 million years! Before DC was a city it was the bottom of an ancient ocean, the center of a mountain range, a magma chamber, and a river in which dinosaurs swam. Learn the geological story of the landscape by visiting rock outcrops in Adams Morgan and Rock Creek Park. Please note: Some terrain is hilly and unpaved. Please wear close-toed shoes or other appropriate footwear.

Presented and led by Callan Bentley, assistant professor of geology, Northern Virginia Community College. (The same guy who manages this blog!!)


One response to “History before history: bedrock geology of DC

  1. I highly recommend this tour to anyone considering it. I took it a few years ago and found it both educational and fun. And I’ve been following this blog ever since!

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