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Geology Hike along the San Andreas Fault

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$40 Member Price / $60 Non-Member Price

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NEW CLASS! Hike the Rift Zone trail along the San Andreas Fault and learn about this active boundary between the North American and Pacific Plates. View fault-related landscapes, such as shutter ridges and sag ponds, and discuss plate tectonics, the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, and natural hazards in the Bay Area. Hike about 4.5 miles from Five Brooks in the Olema Valley to the Bear Valley Visitor Center.


Instructed by John Karachewski


-This is a 5 mile round trip, be sure to be prepared and wear shoes with good tread.

-Youth, ages 12 and up, are welcome with adult supervision.

-This class will be held outdoors.

-If you have any special circumstances or questions, please contact us at fieldinstitute@ptreyes.org.




Class Cancelation Policy

If a registered participant wishes to cancel their enrollment and receive a refund, notification must be received at least 14 days in advance of the class date. No refunds will be issued for enrollment cancellations made less than 14 days in advance of the class date. Class enrollment fees are non-transferable. PNRSA Field Institute classes are generally run rain or shine, though will follow National Park Service weather and road advisories to ensure that classes only run in safe conditions. In the event that the PRNSA Field Institute cancels a class for any reason, participants will receive a full refund of class fees.





What to Bring:


Personal Gear

-Warm, variable-weather, layered clothing (waterproof windbreaker or rain jacket, hat, gloves)

-Hat and sunscreen

-Comfortable walking shoes

-Daypack

-Notebook & Pen

-Lunch, snacks, and water for the day

-Binoculars (optional)

-Camera (optional)






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