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.