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2019 SDAG Field Trip - Owen's Valley and Eastern Sierras, CA

September 27 to 29, 2019 (Fri, Sat, Sun)

SDAG Fall 2019 Fieldtrip

SDAG 2019 field trip Group Photo This year's trip will take us up Highway 395 through the Owens Valley and along the Eastern Sierras. The trip will take place from September 27 to 29, 2019 (Fri, Sat, Sun). We will be camping both nights at Pleasant Valley Campground located about 8 miles ENE of Bishop (see attached map). The trip will be planned as a full day Friday and Saturday and a half day Sunday. The trip will be focused on stops between Lone Pine and Convict Lake (exploring approx. 95 miles of the valley). Being in the rain shadow of the Eastern Sierras, the geologic exposures in this region are excellent and the diversity of geologic features is second to none. We will be discussing and putting our hands on fault scarps, volcanic deposits (basalt flows and rhyolite tuffs), glacial moraines and other unique evidence of the geomorphology of the Owens Valley and Eastern Sierras. The attached map shows a preliminary schedule of stops (subject to minor changes). You don't want to miss this trip! The Owens Valley is a California gem that all geologists must experience at least once in their lifetime. For those not interested in camping, hotel accommodations in the Bishop area are available, but are not included in the registration cost and must be reserved independently. We have 17 camp sites reserved. Each camp site is alloted 6 people and 2 vehicles (carpooling is critical here). A couple of these camp sites can accommodate an RV or trailer. The campground is located in beautiful meadow lands at the mouth of the Owens River Gorge. The river meanders through the campground with scenic views of the Eastern Sierras and the White Mountains. The local fishing is quite good and you can literally cast a line from your tent. Fishing might be catch and release only so come prepared with the right equipment if you do plan on fishing in the morning or evening. It is your own responsibility to have a fishing license and abide by the local fishing laws. I can't wait for this trip and am excited to see everyone there! I plan to finalize costs for the field trip and have reservation forms ready by our May meeting. Stay tuned!
From our Vice President Adam Avakian

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