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Geology of the San Andreas Fault Fall 2019
November 6, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm$85 – $95
California is a state defined by plate tectonics, motion, continental drift, and subduction zones. Join geologist Ted Reeves as he explains the origin and effects of the San Andres Fault system. Reeves will unfold the geologic story of the Indio Hills, the Mecca Hills and SaltonTrough in this all-day field class. Participants will meet at the Coachella Valley Preserve and walk a short distance to see fault features. We will then travel to Box Canyon and Painted Canyon and observe spectacular faults and folds where the Pacific plate is forcing up the Mecca Hills. 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!
Hike Level: Moderate (Fitness Levels)
If you are a member of JTNPA you will get a $10 discount off every Desert Institute class. If you are not a member you can become one here.
Before registering, please take the time to review their General Class Information and download the Enrollment Attachments, that contain pertinent information about your class and Joshua Tree National Park. Camping reservations must be made through recreation.gov
Please print and fill out the PARTICIPANT AGREEMENT. You can bring the completed form to the class.
Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel, notify them at least seven days prior to the start of the course and they will process your request minus a $25 cancellation fee. No refunds, transfers, or credits will be granted if cancellation occurs within the seven day period. Please note that they cannot make any exceptions to this refund policy for any reason, including but not limited to medical reasons, illness, travel delays, personal situations, emergencies, or weather. This program depends on registration for its funding. While inconvenient, please understand that this policy enables them to sustain our programs even with last minute cancellations.
NPS Photo: Robb Hannawacker