Every five years, LPL organises a major, out-of-area fieldtrip. The first, to Yellowstone National Park, took place in 1997. This trip, the second long-range expedition, was directed to three targets in Washington State, Mt. St. Helens, Columbia River flood basalts, and the Channelled Scablands. The trip was led by Alfred McEwen, Vic Baker, and Laz Kesthelyi. Jason Barnes, Windy Jaeger, and Jani Radebaugh organised it all.