San Bernardino County Museum Senior Curator Kathleen Springer and Curator of Geology J. Chris Sagebiel will lead a day trip to the San Andreas Fault on Saturday, June 3. Pre-registration is required by May 22.
“This trip will open your eyes to the mighty forces of nature!” said Springer. “We will leave the museum and venture to the Cajon Pass, through the San Gabriel Mountains, and out into the Mojave Desert to view the San Andreas Fault in all of its glory. We will discover the geology of Southern California and how the San Andreas Fault Zone has shaped the landscape and, ultimately, our lives in this region. In Wrightwood, we will view the most southern extent of rupture on the San Andreas system that occurred in the huge 1857 earthquake and discuss the potential for future events. Our excursion will take us through millions of years of earth history up through recent times with discussions about earthquakes in Southern California today.”
This all-day trip is limited to 20 individuals. The cost of $50/person ($60 for non-members of the Museum Association) includes van transportation; coffee, juice, and muffins; boxed lunch; and snacks and beverages.
The San Bernardino County Museum is at the California Street exit from Interstate 10 in Redlands. For more information and a registration form, visit www.sbcountymuseum.org and click on “Travel” or call the Museum Association at (909) 307-2669 ext. 225.
The San Bernardino County Museum is accessible to persons with disabilities. If assistive listening devices or other auxiliary aids are needed in order to participate in museum exhibits or programs, requests should be made through Museum Visitor Services at least three business days prior to your visit. Visitor Services’ telephone number is (909) 307-2669 ext. 229 or TDD (909) 792-1462. The San Andreas Fault trip includes moderate hikes.