Geology of the Eastern Sierra Nevada - Fall 2004




Tuolumne Meadows


     In this exciting new field course you will explore the geologic setting, history, and processes that shaped the spectacular scenery of the Eastern Sierra Nevada. Destinations include Tuolumne Meadows in Yosemite National Park, as well as numerous sites in the Mono Lake and Mammoth Lakes regions. Gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for the diverse and interesting geology of this popular recreational area.
     Designed for the interested layperson, this course offered through UC Berkeley Extension (optional credit) requires no previous geologic background. The course includes easy-to-moderate hikes, covering up to five miles per day. Participants may stay at a group campground in Mammoth Lakes or reserve their own accommodations in town. Logistics, including carpools and meals, will be arranged at the orientation. Enrollment is limited to 20.

JOHN KARACHEWSKI, Ph.D., is a hydrologist for Weiss Associates at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. He has conducted and managed geology and environmental projects throughout the western United States and Pacific basin. In addition, he is an avid hiker and photographer.

For more information contact John at 925-424-5063

  • 1 evening orientation and 4 days of field study
  • Sept. 9: Thurs., 6:30-9:30 pm (orientation)
  • Sept. 23-26: Thurs.-Sat., 8 am-6 pm;      Sun., 8 am-1 pm (field)
  • Berkeley (orientation): Room 108, UC Berkeley Extension International Center, 2222 Harold Way
  • Sierra Nevada: Logistical details provided at orientation session
  • $425, includes campsite
Class ID number:  EDP# 408963
X57 (optional credit, 1 semester unit in Earth and Planetary Sciences)
How to register: 
1) Phone: (510-642-4111) 
2) Web:
3) Fax: (510-642-0374)




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