05/30 & 06/1 The Tumultuous Geology of the Sacramento River Canyon

05/30 & 06/1 The Tumultuous Geology of the Sacramento River Canyon

Instructor: Bill Hirt
Date: Thurs May 30th, 6-9 PM (online intro)
Sat June 1, 7:30 AM-5:30 PM (field day)*
Location: Meeting in Weed, CA
Tuition: $35 online only | $110 full class

*end time may vary slightly, please plan accordingly

$31.50$110.00

Rocks exposed in the Sacramento River Canyon record the last 415 million years of Earth’s history. They tell of a landscape shaped by converging tectonic plates that have not only added large tracts of land to western North America but also fueled the ongoing volcanism that has built the High Cascades. The course will explore both the origins of the canyon’s ancient rocks as well as modern geologic processes—such as landslides, flooding, and cavern formation—that continue to shape the region today.

Additional cost of $18 admission to Shasta Lake Caverns tour (discounted rate)

 

Moderate (1-3 miles of hiking and/or climbs of up to 500 ft)

 

Ages 12+ welcome.