Geology of the San Andreas Fault

Date/Time: Saturday, November 12, 9 am – 4 pm
Meet at: Coachella Valley Preserve
Fee: $60 JTNPA/PINE members, $70 non member
Instructor: Ted Reeves, BA, Professor of Earth Sciences, University of the Pacific
Hike Level: Moderate

California is a state defined by plate tectonics, motion, continental drift, and subduction zones. Join geologist Ted Reeves as he demystifies fault systems and their effects. Reeves will unfold the geologic story of the Southern Californian landscape in this all-day field class. Participants will travel a total of approximately six miles walking to Pushawalla Palms to see evidence of the folding and uplift that formed Pushawalla Canyon. Reeves will illuminate fault-related features in the field with special emphasis on physical deformations of the landscape. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to explore the San Andreas fault zone and the palm oases!

Download the course outline: Geology of the San Andres Fault Fall 2016 for the class itinerary, meeting time and location.

Please review this pdf package that contains pertinent information about your class, the Joshua Tree National Park, camping reservations and lodging in the area around the park:  enrollment attachments.

If you are a member of JTNPA/PINE you will get a $10 discount off every Desert Institute class. If you are not a member you can become one here.

Please take the time to review our General Class Information and Fitness Levels before registering.

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