This group's goal is to get exercise while exploring and learning about the geology and natural science of the San Francisco Bay Area. The aim is the mid-point between the hiking groups that don't stop long enough to explore and learn about what they're passing and the nature groups that see lots of great stuff, but don't get that much exercise.
Hikes will be lead by members with knowledge of unique, exotic, or otherwise fascinating features of our area. If you have a favorite hike that you'd like to lead, drop a suggestion and I'll make you a leader (you just have to commit to coming on the hike and sharing your knowledge).
Everyone with interest is invited, and presentations should be aimed at people with interest but not necessarily a strong academic background in the subject (although some conversations will hopefully get pretty deep).
Our primary focus will be on geology, but we won't pass up a good tidbit of information about the flaura and fauna as we hike.
A few great books with resources for our hikes include:
Ted Konigsmark, Geologic Trips-- San Francisco and the Bay Area
Clyde Wahrhaftig, Streetcar to Subduction and Other Plate Tectonic Trips by Public Transport in San Francisco.
I've increased the maximum to 50. Just too many no-shows. Feel free to RSVP "Yes", but remember to change your RSVP if you change your mind. I'll be sending out an email reminder the week before each hike to remind people to change their RSVPs if they are not going to make it. We usually have 20-25 hikers on each hike.
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3 days ago · 10:15 AM
Pescadero and Bean Hollow hikes; about 5 miles (Super Bowl Sunday)
High tide is at 9:05, and low tide at 4:05, so we probably won't get much low-tide access, but hey, it's Super Bowl Sunday, so why not get away to the coast (kickoff in... Learn more
Dec 29, 2015 · 5:00 PM
Death Valley and the New Year
"This year's Death Vally trip is being lead by Digne, who has plenty of knowledge, and is an excellent photographer as well! Katie and I, unfortunately, won't be able to... Learn more
Dec 23, 2015 · 8:00 AM
King Tides in Pacifica
It's King Tide season, so why not a weekday morning hike in Pacifica?
I haven't been to this location before, but it sounds like a good place to explore. There's always... Learn more
Dec 22, 2015 · 2:30 PM
King Tides equals Pawn Tides as well: now at Pillar Point
OK, it's King Tide season, so where does all that water come from? Well, it comes from the other quarter of the earth, making low tides even lower.
Note the location has... Learn more
Dec 13, 2015 · 12:00 PM
AGU Conference Events Open to Public
As part of its annual "Fall Meeting," AGU hosts two events, which are open to the public, on Sunday, December 13th. One is a lecture, "Ice Cores to Smart Phones: The... Learn more
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