Field Study of the San Andreas Fault: San Bernardino to Palmdale

Field Study of the San Andreas Fault: San Bernardino to Palmdale

Course Number: GEO X440.2

1 units

Examines the history and present form of the San Andreas Fault through field study between San Bernardino and Palmdale. Learn about the famous trenches across the San Andreas at Pallett Creek, which provide a clear record of past earthquakes and allow a rare three-dimensional view of the fault. Numerous stops are made to observe unique surface features caused by seismic activity, such as:

  • Faceted ridges
  • Shutter ridges
  • Closed depressions
  • Offset streams
  • Sag ponds.

Available Sections

Starting Oct 27


Starting Oct 27

Course Fees



Gary Arce [ bio ]

close [x] Gary Arce, M.S., Instructor, Geology, Victor Valley College and Mentor Teacher, Apple Valley High School. Arce's articles and photographs have appeared in many newspapers and magazines, and he has published professional papers dealing with environmental hazards and alternative energy resources in Alaska. He is also the author of an acclaimed book on Yosemite rock climbing, "Defying Gravity -- High Adventure on Yosemite's Walls."


Sat 8:00 am-6:00 pm
Oct 27, 2018

1 Meeting


Field Site

[ map ]

Section Notes:

Transportation is provided from meeting point in San Bernardino. Additional information will be sent prior to start date.



No Textbook Required.


No Prerequisites for this course

Available Sections


Section No.: 182CPD005

Dates: Oct 27, 2018

Time: 8:00 am-6:00 pm

Instructor: Gary Arce

Textbook: No Textbook Required

Location: Field Site

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