Winter 2011 Edition
Professor: Lisa Tauxe, x46084; firstname.lastname@example.org, 300C Ritter Hall, http://magician.ucsd.edu/~ltauxe/
Schedule of classes:
- There are three sections (A00 on Saturdays, B00 on Sundays and C00 on a Monday and a Friday).
- Each class is a ~4 hour hikes along the beach (up to 6 miles each day).
- You may only come to the section you signed up for unless otherwise authorized!
- All sections meet at the Scripps Pier at the designated time. Note time changes in schedule below (tides!).
- Saturday section (A00): Jan 29th (11:00am - 3:00pm) and Feb 19th (1 - 5pm)
- Sunday section (B00): Jan 30th (11:30am - 3:30pm) and Feb 20th (1 - 5pm)
- Weekday section (C00): Jan 31st (Monday - 12:00pm - 4:00pm) and Feb 18th (Friday - 12:30 - 4:30pm)
What to bring, wear:
- Bring water and a snack. Wear comfortable clothing you can walk in.
- Wear shoes (not sandles) that you can walk in and can get wet (running shoes or hiking boots - not flip flops).
- If it is raining, bring a rain coat, sweater, etc. If it is sunny, bring a hat, sun screen.
What to expect:
We will be walking up to 6 miles and talking about how the landscape of San Diego came to be: why there are cliffs, why some beaches are sandy and others rocky, why Mt. Soledad is there, why there are mesas and canyons inland and why there are mountains between us and the desert.
Recommended background reading:
The Rise and Fall of San Diego: 150 Million years of history recorded in sedimentary rocks, by Patrick L. Abbott. Available in the bookstore and on reserve in the library.
Meet at Scripps Pier (star on map below) ready to go by class time:
You can get there two ways:
- you can take the southbound #30 bus (see bus schedule/maps). Be there 5 minutes early, because sometimes it leaves early! Get out at Naga Way and come down to the pier,
- you can walk (see map):