‘San Andreas Fault Road Trip’ Archive

Devil’s Punchbowl to Salvation Mountain, Part 3 November 11, 2011 No Comments

After two nights we left the Abbey, but started out originally in what might appear to be the “wrong” direction, because we were headed up to Devil’s Punchbowl, a bowl of spectacular pink rocks wedged against the very foot of the mountains, between the mainline San Andreas Fault and the north-end of its daughter fault, […]

San Miguel to Valyermo, Part 2 November 10, 2011 No Comments

So we left San Miguel, initially on the same road that we had entered the town on, but then taking a different road toward Parkfield.  The road ascended up a canyon that looked like the one we had descended, came over the ridge, descended into the fault valley, and turned toward Parkfield.  As we approached […]

San Francisco to San Miguel, Part I November 6, 2011 1 Comment

In the month of September, 2010, I had the privilege of going with some friends on a road trip the length of the San Andreas Fault, from San Francisco to the Salton Sea. September is not the most aesthetically beautiful month to take this trip, I should warn the reader. April would be the best […]