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San Diego/Anza Borrego Geology Tour

Who: Bruin Geologic Survey members and anyone else who would like to join

What: Geology field trip through San Diego County, with an emphasis on Anza Borrego State Park. This trip will be a tour style, which means we will be covering a lot of area in a small amount of time. We will take a brief hike around each area we stop, and all hikes will be easy-moderate. Additional stops may be made along the way to explore cool roadside geology.

Where:  Cabrillo National Monument (Uplifted marine terraces, Rose Canyon Fault, fossils), Fossil Canyon (Pliocene marine sediments, oyster-shell reefs), Volcanic Hills (Late miocene volcanics), Fish Creek Wash (great examples of tectonic deformation, gypsum mines, wind caves), and Pala Mining District (well exposed pegmatite dikes, gem mines).

Camping: Agua Caliente Regional Park - facilities available

When: Saturday March 7 to Sunday March 8 
 Leave UCLA by 8 a.m. Saturday, and return by approx. 6 p.m. Sunday

Why: San Diego offers a wide variety of geologic phenomena in a relatively small area. We will be able to explore gem and mineral mines, volcanic fields, batholithic extrusions, coastal marine sediments, as well as inland marine sediments. No matter what your interest is, San Diego covers it and much more. 

Fees: $20 will cover gas, camping, and any park entrance fees.

Please RSVP by March 1 to

Earlier Event: February 15
Las Llajas Canyon Day Hike