On November 3rd I drove and chaperoned Finn and a few classmates to Filoli for a docent-led hike. Filoli has a 16-acre formal garden and a mansion, but we weren’t there for those things. We were there to hike in their nature preserve, which has a couple of good examples of ground shifts due to earthquakes, a focus of the fourth grade curriculum. We did walk through a part of the formal garden on our way out to the nature preserve; here’s my one photo. Very manicured (and a little fussy for my taste).
Here’s our group and our docent, who pretty quickly lost patience with our talkative bunch.
Here are a few more shots.
We stopped in this spot by the little bridge because it’s right on the San Andreas Fault. The ground has shifted quite a bit there are two plates (the American and the Pacific) which move in opposite directions.
We saw examples of this on another field trip when Ezra was in fourth grade, but I thought it was much more visible here.
I didn’t take very many pictures but it was a gorgeous day. Here’s one last shot from when we were walking back towards the cars.