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GUIDED HIKE: Geology- Earthquakes-History-Floral-Fauna

  • Thu, March 21, 2019
  • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Coachella Valley Preserve
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  • Additional guests may be registered after March 13 if space available.
  • Registration for non-members will be available beginning March 13th if space is available.

Registration is closed

Join one of the most knowledgeable and articulate docents available for a discovery tour/hike. Kerry Berman is our local Wikipedia expert who will inform and entertain you with his insightful knowledge of the Coachella Valley. Wildflowers are expected to be abundant this spring!

  • 8:30 AM Meet at PetsMart at Ramon/Crossley MAP
  • Or 9:00 AM at Coachella Valley Preserve Parking Lot MAP
  • Trail Length: 2.5 miles
  • Total time: 3 hours
  • Trailhead Elevation: 200’
  • Difficulty Rating: Easy moderate

Carpooling is encouraged and may be available if offered by driver. You are responsible for arranging you own transportation or ride share. Arrive a few minutes early for briefing and carpooling. Distance to trailhead is 12 miles. 

  • Bring  water (1 to 1.5 liters recommended), sun protection and layered clothing are recommended. 
  • Carry Emergency Contact Information (ICE).
  • Sturdy hiking footwear with good tread and adequate drinking water are required.
  • Optional lunch at nearby restaurant after the tour/hike.

Hike to hill overlooking Coachella Valley and to a lush Palm Oasis on the fault.

You can walk in the footsteps of the original desert inhabitants, the Cahuilla Indians. Learn how they survived and thrived for thousands of years in the harsh desert climate. Listen to their stories; touch the plants these resourceful ecologists used for food, housing and even to make their own shoes.

Hear about the first white settlers who came to the desert, the original “trendsetters” who started a migration that continues to this day. See where these sturdy and industrious pioneers lived, find out how they made, or lost, their fortunes and raised their families as they tamed the desert.

Journey to a cool California Fan Palm Oasis with ponds fed by natural underground springs -- created long ago by earthquakes. Learn about the unique animals that call this desert their home.

Walk and travel along the famous California San Andreas Earthquake Fault. See just where the North American and Pacific tectonic plates collide and slide.

See and learn about our renewable energy resources like the wind-farms, solar, geo-thermal, bio-mass, and hydro-electric. 

Kerry Berman is a Certified Interpretive Guide who is one of the most knowledgeable and articulate docents available.  Don't miss this opportunity to hear from one of the top experts on local subjects.

Registration note: The initial sign up is for members only. Registration will be open to nonmembers a week prior to the event if space is available. Sign up early while there is still space available. No refunds.

Our docent, Kerry Berman, has asked that his $300 fee be donated to the Bighorn Institute.   

No refunds. 

Contact Hike Leader:  Scott Connelly: EMAIL 

Weather Policy: Inclement weather may cancel.

Health Problems/allergies  Discuss any medical concerns with the hike leader that may affect your ability to complete the hike.

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