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Geology Walk by the Oakland Zoo | East Bay

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Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Gold Links Rd & Mountain Blvd | Golf Links Rd and Mountain Blvd, Oakland, CA

Event Details

Wild Oakland Walks

Wild Oakland leads free, fun and educational guided environmental walks for busy urbanites.

They are a 100% volunteer organization, from the guiding committee to the walk leaders who donate their time because of a shared passion for ecology and education.

Saturday, November 8, 2014
Geology Walk | Wild Oakland Walks

Spend the afternoon walking along the Hayward fault with writer, photographer, editor and blogger Andrew Alden and learn all about the geology of Oakland.

Free, but an RSVP is requested by emailing info@wildoakland.org.

The route will go down Golf Links, then up 82nd Ave and back across King Estates Open Space, where Andrew hopes to learn more about the habitat there from fellow walkers. You’ll see signs of active faulting in the streets and the landscape, some nice views of the Bay, and the hills will bring out the larger structural setting of the local geology. Bring a hat, sunscreen, drinking water, and snacks.

Andrew Alden is a writer, photographer, editor and blogger with a lifelong passion for rocks, minerals, fossils and the planets they come from. Andrew spent six years with the U.S. Geological Survey, which included research excursions on land and sea. He has been a writer on geological subjects since 1981, host of the earthquakes conference on The WELL since 1992, and About.com’s Geology Expert since 1997. He began leading geological tours in 2005.

Meet at the intersection of Golf Links Road and Mountain Boulevard near the Oakland Zoo off I-580. You can park along Mountain Boulevard and Calafia Ave. Unfortunately, there’s no bus service to this area on weekends.

If it rains before then, so much the better. Vertical gain will be about 250 feet in short stretches, and the walk will be about 4 miles.

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.

Cost: FREE
Categories: *Top Pick*, East Bay, Fun & Games, Lectures & Workshops, Walks & Tours
Address: Golf Links Rd and Mountain Blvd, Oakland, CA