Field Trip 1: Lake Tahoe Geology

Date/Time: Sunday, August 28, 2022 - 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Track: Field Trip
Room: Meet in Tuscany Foyer
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Explore the unique geology of Lake Tahoe!

  • Stop 1a: Lake Tahoe Dam and Fanny Bridge. Introduction to Lake Tahoe
  • Stop 1b: Commons Beach. Introduction to young volcanism at Lake Tahoe
  • Stop 2: Skylandia Beach. Volcanic vent and surge deposit features
  • Stop 3: Tamarack Lodge or Rocky Ridge. Lava delta, pillow basalts, and columnar basalt.
  • Stop 4: Eagle Rock (shown in photo above). Volcanic vent with diatreme.
  • Possible Stop 5, depending on time: Emerald Bay overlook.

Field trip leader: Dr. Winnie Kortemeier 

Separate registration is required. Cost is $225 per person and includes transportation and meals.