Join Janet Byron, co-author of Berkeley Walks, and John Christensen, a geologist with Lawrence Berkeley Lab, for a revealing ramble through the rock parks of Berkeley.
The Berkeley Hills were formed by tectonic upheavals over millions of years. We will be focusing on 12 million year old volcanic rocks that have traveled a far distance. Large remnants of these rocks can be seen in numerous front yards and seven public “rock parks” throughout the hills. John and Janet will reveal what happened beneath the surface of Berkeley that helped make it the rockin’ town it is today.
Photo: Ken Lavin
Meet at 10 am at the corner of Solano Avenue and The Alameda in Berkeley. Take the 7, 18 or 25 AC Transit bus from Downtown Berkeley BART. Street parking is available; check signs carefully.
Bring water, snacks, lunch, dress in layers, and wear good hiking shoes. Bring poles if you normally use them. If you have any questions about this outing, email Ken Lavin or phone him at (415) 543-6771 x321.