Field Study of the San Andreas Fault: San Bernardino to Mecca Hills

Field Study of the San Andreas Fault: San Bernardino to Mecca Hills

Course Number: GEO X440.3

1 units

A companion to Geo. X440.2, Field Study of the San Andreas Fault: San Bernardino to Palmdale (which is not a prerequisite course), tracing prominent surficial features along the fault southward to the Salton Sea area. Stops begin around San Bernardino to observe the relationship between urbanization and fault location and then continue southward through the desert to note such features as shutter ridges, offset streams and anomalous vegetation. The course concludes at the picturesque Mecca Hills, where deformation along the San Andreas has produced wildly tilted rock layers. No previous knowledge of geology is required.

Available Sections

Starting Feb 23


Starting Feb 23

Course Fees

$195 Early Bird Discount ends on Feb 17
$225 after Feb 17


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
Feb 23, 2019

1 Meeting


Field Site

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Section Notes:

Students meet in San Bernardino. Transportation for field trip is included from San Bernardino meeting location. Visitors not permitted.


No Textbook Required.


No Prerequisites for this course

Available Sections


Section No.: 183CPD003

Dates: Feb 23, 2019

Time: 8:00 am-6:00 pm

Instructor: Gary Arce

Textbook: No Textbook Required

Location: Field Site

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