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San Andreas Fault

A PASSPORT is needed for this trip, even though we will not leave the US.

There are immigration checkpoints we will encounter.                                                                   

Revised schedule: fly or drive, arriving Saturday, April 14, fly out Sun, April 22.

The trip numbers refer to trips in the book “Field Guide to the San Andreas Fault”

by David K. Lynch, ISBN 0-9779935-0-7, 2006, Thule Scientific. 

We could rent two or so SUV 4WD vehicles,

say Ford Expedition, 8 passenger, or GMC Yukon, 7 passenger.


A)  Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), or some could fly to Bakersfield


Saturday Night in Lebec, April 14        from LAX:  1 hour 25 minutes   /   76 miles        

B)  Lebec, CA    From Lebec to beginning of Trip 6: about 51 miles

  We will try to find a location Saturday eve to meet DKL and each other.


Sunday, April 15                 All  Day, Trip 6   /   55.0 miles  David K. Lynch

Carrizo Plain:  Begin at 34 deg 57.655 min N, 119 deg 26.895 min W          

I propose 8:30 AM to assemble here, any thoughts?

C)  Buttonwillow  There is not much in the way of motels around trip 6,

so we will drive out to Buttonwillow and return the next morning


Monday, April 16                    All Day, Trip 7   /  54.5 miles   David K. Lynch

D)  Parkfield, CA     Limited room in motel, need reservations soon

  Buttonwillow is an alternative location, to reduce the drive next morning.


Tuesday, April 17   All Day, including trip 4 in reverse  / 189 miles DKL

Parkfield to Buttonwillow,  taking I-5 south to Frazier Park (135 mi)

(squarely on the fault), and pick up Trip 4 (54 mi) in reverse to Palmdale.

E)  Palmdale, CA


Wednesday, April 18             Trip 3 in reverse with DKL till noon, /  160 miles

Trip 3 is 52.8 mi. and we will slide southeast along the fault all the way to Blue Cut, Cajon Pass

F) Twentynine Palms, CA


Thursday, April19      Joshua Tree National Park  north entrance, in Twentynine Palms, three miles south of the junction of Highway 62 and Utah Trail.   Leader: Luke Sabala, Chief Physical Scientist 760-367-5563   Then 141 miles to Brawley by way of Indio and Salton City

 G) Brawley, CA    Brawley Inn


Friday, April 20               All Day, Trip 1   /  118.2  miles plus 75 miles to motel

        Leader is Randy Strobel   We will travel from Brawley to Desert Hot Springs.

H) Stay overnight at Chino, CA Best Western Pine Tree Motel


Saturday, April 21            45 miles to museum, 22 miles to Hacienda hotel

I)  La Brea Tar Pits       (open 9:30 to 5 PM), Saturday, April 21

5801 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

(323) 857-6311


Sunday, April 22             Hacienda hotel to airport:  2 miles    

Fly out  J)  Los Angeles International Airport


Saturday night April 14   Lebec, CA

Best Western Plus Liberty Inn

5521 Dennis McCarthy Drive, Lebec, CA

(661) 858-7777


Ramada Limited

9000 Countryside Court, Lebec, CA

(661) 248-1530


Sunday night April 15   Buttonwillow, CA 93206

            Econolodge Inn & Suites: I-5 at Rt. 58 (CAB68). 20688 Tracy Avenue

             Doubles are about $50/night. Singles are about $40/night.  phone: (661) 764-5207


Super 8 Knights Inn: 20681 Tracy Ave, I-5 and Hwy 58 Exit

Doubles are about $53/nt. Singles are about $43/nt.  phone: 661-764-5117


Monday night  April16   

Parkfield, CA  Call around noon their time Thursday, through Sunday.       

 V6 Lodge, Cafe 805-463-2421 Alice     John & Barbara  805-463-2493


           And, as another option, backtracking southward to Buttonwillow,  and use the

same motels as Sunday night, Econolodge Inn and Suites or Super 8 Knights Inn


Tuesday night  April 17   Palmdale, CA

 Best Western, 600 W Palmdale Boulevard

           A double queen room is 89.00           Phone:  661-575-9322 

The Palmdale Hotel, 300 W Palmdale

           $ 88.00 for 2 queens, 79.00 for 1 bed. Phone:  661-273-1200


Wednesday night April 18     Twentynine Palms, CA 

Sunnyvale Suites Garden Hotel

73843 Sunnyvale Dr, Twentynine Palms, CA (760) 361-3939 ‎


            Holiday Inn Express about $50 more expensive than Sunnyvale Suites, above

72535 Twentynine Palms Hwy, Twentynine Palms, CA (760) 361-1000 ‎


Thursday  night April 19

            Brawley Inn

575 W Main St.  Brawley, CA 92227
(760) 344-1199  Gracie 7 to 3


Friday night April 20

            Best Western Pine Tree Motel,

                      12018 Central Avenue,  Chino, CA 91710     (909) 628-6021


Sat night April 21       Near LAX, with airport shuttle, but be alert for high price

            Hacienda Hotel & Conference Center LAX

525 N Sepulveda Blvd., El Segundo, CA  866-599-6674