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2010 ANNUAL FIELD TRIP - October 15 - 17, 2010

2010 SDAG/SCGS Joint Field Guide:

"Geology of the Northern Anza Borrego Desert State Park Area"

Published in association with this years' SDAG/SCGS Joint field trip:

"The Lows and Highs of Anza Borrego Desert State Park"

2010 SDAG/SCGS Joint Field Guide: October 15 through 17, 2010
"The Lows and Highs of Anza Borrego Desert State Park"
2010 Field Trip participants

Field Trip Organizers:
Chuck Houser, SDAG Vice President
SCS Engineers
(858)571-5500 x244
Monte Murbach, SCGS President
Murbach Geotech

SCOPE: Papers addressing topics related to geology, structural geology, faulting, folding, meta- structures, biology, hydrogeology, paleontology, environmental issues, geography, Native American culture, and history of the Santa Rosa Mountains, Clark and Borrego Valleys, Borrego Badlands, Coyote Mountain, and San Ysidro Mountains.

Lute Ridge, a prominent pressure ridge at the southeastern end of Santa Rosa Ridge on the Clark Lake fault segment of the San Jacinto faultzone. Photo: David M. Bloom
Lute Ridge

Field trip summary

One field trip, one publication! The annual SDAG/SCGS field trip was held October 15th -17th, 2010. The trip visits the geological low and high points in Anza Borrego Desert State Park, Eastern San Diego County. Carpooling is necessary. The trip had an optional Friday night camp. The trip starts at the Group Camp area Saturday morning at the Borrego Palm Canyon Campground, 200 Palm Canyon Drive, Borrego Springs, CA. We carpool from this location to our first stop an overview at Fonts Point followed by stops at faults and landslides. After a chuckwagon lunch we head up Coyote Creek to look at additional faulting. Saturday will end back at the group camp site Borrego Palm Canyon Campground. Here you will be able to hike the local trails, and enjoy a nice dinner with local beer and wine. After breakfast Sunday morning we head south to visit prehistoric mammoths, giant raptors, horses and camels, followed by visits to a detachment fault, then head west and uphill to visit the highs of AB Park. The trip will end after a Sunday lunch at the Menghini Winery in Julian. Register early - field trip attendance is limited due to camping and access. Includes Saturday and Sunday breakfast & lunch, Saturday night dinner, and liquids.
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