Geology and Natural History of Northern Death Valley

Geology and Natural History of Northern Death Valley

Course Number: GEO X451.1

1.5 units

The northern section of Death Valley National Park is a seldom-visited wonderland of fascinating geologic processes that were also the backdrop for a colorful Wild-West past. Within this remote area lie ghost towns, faulted mountain ranges, young volcanoes and mysterious moving rocks. Explores the remarkable natural and human history of the area through moderate hiking and off-road travel.

Available Sections

Starting Nov 10


Starting Nov 10

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, Sun 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Nov 10 - Nov 11, 2018

Students must be capable of moderate hiking. No previous background in geology is required. Transportation to Death Valley is the responsibility of the student. Information on where to camp and alternate accommodations will be sent prior to start date. Vi

2 Meetings


Field Site

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Section Notes:

Visitors not permitted. Refund Deadline: Oct. 30.


No Textbook Required.


Available Sections


Section No.: 182CPD003

Dates: Nov 10 - Nov 11, 2018

Time: 8:00 am-5:00 pm

Instructor: Gary Arce

Textbook: No Textbook Required

Location: Field Site

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