Dave Tucker

Dave Tucker, research associate in geology at Western Washington University, said we can’t see the process that brought the rocks to the area, but we can certainly see the aftermath.

“I think that’s what people like about them,” Tucker said. “The big ones are so big, and…

Climbers on Mount Baker photographed a recent debris flow across Boulder Glacier on the volcano’s eastern flank in early June — but the barrage of ice and rock was more a geologic curiosity than a real threat to most people.

Such debris flows occur occasionally and are not a concern to…

Living in the shadow of some of the most majestic mountains in the Cascade Range, Dave Tucker became fascinated by both the beauty and danger of ancient volcanos.

As a kid raised in Pierce County, he could look out a window at home and see Mount Rainier.

Now, from a window at his…

Geologist and blogger Dave Tucker, the wise man on all things related to Northwest rock formations, has a new book out, “Geology Underfoot in Western Washington” (Mountain Press Publishing, $24).

It’s a guide to where you can see and learn about all the grand glaciers and odd rock…

Dave Tucker, a former research associate in the geology department at Western Washington University, will lead guided tours along Point Whitehorn Beach at Cherry Point June 6, telling the landscape backstory of moving glaciers and changing sea levels, including the important ecological…

You might call him the late-blooming old man of Northwest geology.

Or call him Whatcom County’s unofficial “geology laureate.”

Either way, Dave Tucker’s lifelong interest in the rocks of the region has found a new outlet with his first book, “Geology Underfoot in Western Washington…

The volcanic ridges of the Cascades have long been poked and prodded by people who want to know what kind of geothermal energy they'll find beneath the surface.

But many of the Northwest's hot spots are on public lands. And in some cases, federal land…

Dave Tucker, research associate at Western Washington University, will present a free lecture on the eruption history and hazards of Mount Baker at 7 p.m. Thursday in Hebeler Hall auditorium at Central Washington University.

A computer simulation delves 6,600 years into the past to show where volcanic ash would go if Mount Baker blew today.

The simulation is on the website of the Mount Baker Volcano Research Center at mbvrc.wordpress.com. Bellingham geologist Dave Tucker, who is an…

When it comes to Whatcom County, nothing is more iconic than Mount Baker.

At 10,781 feet it’s the third tallest mountain in the state, a snowcapped dome visible from much of the county, a constant presence, and, for some people, a sacred one.

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