Geologist Gary Prost’s talk went from the planetary to the hyper local, as he discussed what can be learned from the exposed rock face above the recycling center, a former quarry.
Geologist Gary Prost led more than 30 hikers on an informative and at times exciting Hillside Natural Area Geology Walk earlier this month. If you missed it be assured – we will have Gary lead this hike again.
The hike attracted adults and families, and even though Gary handed out a reading list as part of his walk, the event was far from academic in tone. Kids on the hike loved getting up close and personal with the rocks as Gary explained their composition and how they were created.
Watch our website and newsletter for more. We hope to put this hike on again in the fall or early winter.
In addition, Gary, a retired professional geologist, prepared a useful handout, undoubtedly the best, short guide to the geology of El Cerrito we have ever seen. You can find it here.
The three-hour hike began at the Schmidt Lane trailhead to the Hillside Natural Area, wended its way through Madera Open Space, visited the nearby EBMUD water tank, went past the Berkeley Country Club’s golf course, and headed down the Great Western Power Trail along Moeser Lane.
I for one will never look at the El Cerrito Hills the same way again.
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