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geological sites on road trip

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geological sites on road trip

hello im travelling from LA to san fran on route 1 then yosh onto death valley,vegas and grand canyon.where along this trip can i see an active or not volcanoes,fault lines and some other amazing geological sites?

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1. Re: geological sites on road trip

I'm not aware of any active/inactive volcanoes in that area but the San Andreas fault runs through California but not sure of it's specific location. Death Valley and GCNP are of course amazing geological sites but you should put Yellowstone on your bucket list for the most amazing geological area in my opinion.

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2. Re: geological sites on road trip

Hi.

To see volcanic sites, lava flows, cinder cones, tubes etc, you would really need to head into Northern California. However, you can see Pinnacles NM and Devils Postpile NM on or near your route, formed from cooling magma.

americansouthwest.net/california/devils-post…

http://www.nps.gov/pinn/index.htm

Your going to see fantastic geology anyway : ).

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3. Re: geological sites on road trip

Off the top of my head:

Mono Lake Tufas and volcano fields, Mono Crater, Mammoth mountain. Basalt columns of Devils Postpile, Amboy Crater, Fossil Falls, Ubehebe Crater Death Valley NP.

Tet

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4. Re: geological sites on road trip

Hi,

You can check out the geological diversity of Mojave National Preserve with its mountains, sand dunes, and volcanic cinder cones:

http://www.nps.gov/moja/index.htm

From the Keys View in Joshua Tree National Park, you can look down into the Coachella Valley and see the San Andreas Fault.

http://www.nps.gov/jotr/index.htm

Or you can get up close to the San Andreas Fault by visiting the Thousand Palms Oasis:

http://coachellavalleypreserve.org/Home.php

Zed

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5. Re: geological sites on road trip

Yellowstone would be amazing but its way out of our route.the san A Fault looks good alrite.i really love too see a lava flow.Il check out them links thanks ppl.our route is La to san Fran on pch,then yosh,death valley,Vegas,grand canyon and back to la.

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6. Re: geological sites on road trip

I remember visiting here with my sister years ago. It is a Point Reyes National Park with a lighthouse and you can see the faultline...www.nps.gov/pore/naturescience/geologicactivity.htm

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7. Re: geological sites on road trip

There is a very good series of books called "Roadside Geology of" various parts of the west. They are pretty good.

Lots of funny and interesting geological features everywhere, sometimes hiding in plain sight.

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8. Re: geological sites on road trip

San Andreas fault:

http://www.sanandreasfault.org/Visit.html

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