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For both of AWG’s 2021 trips, participants must be fully vaccinated and agree to AWG’s COVID-19
Guidelines for AWG and AWG Chapter Field Trips

Upcoming Trips

Registration is still open for the AWG Northern California San Andreas Fault Geology Field Trip. 

September 16-23, 2021

In cooperation with Williams GeoAdventures, AWG will hold a second field trip in 2021 as a follow-up to our 2017 Central California Tectonics Field Trip. We will meet at San Francisco International Airport on September 16 at 1:00 PM and end with a drop-off at the San Francisco International Airport around 2:00 PM on September 23. We will stay four nights at either the Marin Headlands Hostel Annex or the Point Reyes Hostel and three nights at the Mendocino College Coastal Field Station in Point Arena, and will generally be two or three to a room. There will be numerous field stops and short hikes in the San Francisco Bay Area, Point Reyes, and the Sonoma and Mendocino Coast. Transportation is by coach and driver.

The total price is $1900, which does not include transportation to and from San Francisco or most food. Aside from an included group welcome dinner the first night, we will collect funds (in cash) for groceries at the start of the trip and prepare breakfasts, pack a sack lunch, and prepare dinners at our hostel-style lodgings each day. There will be significant discounts available for two food coordinators, with preference given to student participants. This is a members-only trip, so make sure your AWG membership is up to date to register. Also, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to participate. You will need to register with AWG first and then with Williams GeoAdventures. This trip has a maximum of 20 participants, so don’t delay. If you have questions, please contact Marcia Knadle at fieldtrips@awg.org.

Information and Forms:

AWG N CA San Andreas Fault 2021 Flyer
AWG 2021 N CA San Andreas FT Medical Info Form
AWG 2021 N CA San Andreas FT Registration Form

Registration is now open for the AWG-PNW SE BC Hot Springs Geology Tour.

Sept. 25 – Oct. 6, 2021

The Pacific Northwest Chapter has organized a trip open to all AWG members that starts and end in Revelstoke, BC. The cost is $1500 USD. That includes all lodging from Sept. 25 through Oct. 5 (inclusive), access fees to hot springs, lunches, some breakfasts, at least one group dinner, and guidebook materials. It DOES NOT include transportation, either to or from Revelstoke or during the trip. However, carpooling will be strongly encouraged and facilitated. Our lodgings will range from motel rooms to cabins to chalets. We may put up to 5 in a lodging, but typically with multiple rooms if there are more than 3. Please contact Marcia Knadle at fieldtrips@awg.org for more information. You can register by paying a $500 deposit in the AWG Store under Events or use the registration form below.


AWG-PNW SE BC Hot Springs Geology Tour 2021 Flyer
AWG-PNW SE BC Hot Springs Geology Tour Registration Form
AWG-PNW SE BC Hot Springs Geology Tour Logistics

AWG will be heading to Iceland!

July 6-18, 2022

In cooperation with Iceland Geology Tours, AWG will host a 13-day trip to Iceland that will encompass the entire island. The total price is $5800 (double occupancy, does not include airfare).  Please see the Iceland Geology Tours website for the tentative daily agenda, included excursions, and more. The trip is limited to 13 participants. Please contact the field trip coordinator, Marcia Knadle at fieldtrips@awg.org for more information. 

Past Trips

Check out these PowerPoints of our past trips!

2005 - 2013, 2014 - 2020



New Zealand (GAEA Article)


Western Great Lakes (GAEA Article)


England (GAEA Article)


Central California Tectonics (GAEA Article)


Maine/Canadian Maritime Provinces


Puerto Rico


The Canadian Rockies




Grand Canyon (GAEA Article)


California/Oregon Cascade Range




Antelope Island




Southern Nevada




Grand Canyon via the Colorado River

For more information about upcoming field trips or to volunteer to serve on the field trip committee, please contact us at AWG office.