Point Reyes National Seashore Association – PRNSA 2018 Holiday Auction
Auction Ends: Dec 10, 2018 12:00 PM PST

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Geology Rocks: Private Customizable Point Reyes Geology Tour

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Estimated Value
$450 USD to majapa
Number of Bids
14  -  Bid History

Item Description


Invite up to three friends to join you for a privately guided geology tour of Point Reyes National Seashore with geologist John Karachewski.

Whether you are a budding or seasoned geologist, the park is an ideal destination for your next geological field trip. The story of Point Reyes is truly a study in motion ? with slow, continental transformations and sudden, violent jolts that shake the Earth. Learn why the rocks of this craggy coast match those of the Tehachapi Mountains more than 310 miles to the south and how the discovery of plate tectonics helped geologists piece together the puzzle of Point Reyes.

John will customize your trip based on your knowledge and interests, while taking you to some of his favorite locations throughout the park.  He will help you discover clues that tell the story of how this peninsula got here and explain other dynamic processes that have shaped Point Reyes. Your group will visit a number of locations including: the Bear Valley Visitor Center and Earthquake Trail that sit closest to the San Andreas Fault zone, the Point Reyes Lighthouse to see the Point Reyes Conglomerate, and Drakes Beach to view the sandstone cliffs, so reminiscent of the white cliffs of Dover in Ireland. 

John has conducted geology and environmental projects throughout the western United States from Colorado to Alaska and Midway Island. He received his Master?s degree from Western Washington University and his doctorate from the Colorado School of Mines. He works for California EPA in Berkeley. In his spare time he enjoys taking photographs and teaching for Point Reyes National Seashore Association?s Field Institute.

The winning bidder will also receive a copy of Geology of the San Francisco Bay Region, by Doris Sloan and photography by John Karachewski from the University of California Press to help you get better acquainted with our rich geologic history in the San Francisco Bay Area.

A perfect outing or gift for the geology buffs in your life. Rock our world and bid today!

Item Special Note

Funds from the Holiday Auction help fund important park preservation and environmental education projects at Point Reyes National Seashore. All donations made above fair market value will be tax-deductible.

This package includes:

A 5-hour geological tour of Point Reyes National Seashore with Dr. John Karachewski for up to four people and based on mutual availability. Carpooling and some walking to be expected.

( 1 ) copy of Geology of the San Francisco Bay Region by Doris Sloan and John Karachewski courtesy of Point Reyes Books.

Packages expires December 31, 2019. Not redeemable for cash value.

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