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Bob Burdisland geology

Bob Burd

Voted 10/10

According to Sunset magazine, "Catalina ... is a geographic anomaly. Unlike California's other seven Channel Islands, it didn't break away from the mainland, but was formed by the upward heave of tectonic plates."

According to the NPS brochure, none of the eight islands were ever connected to the mainland.

Also, there is a gated fence along the road between Black Jack and Orizaba at approximately the halfway point. Beyond this, one is trespassing (but unlikely to be cited since it's pretty remote).

Helpful page, btw, thanks!
Posted Nov 29, 2011 8:31 pm

EleutherosRe: island geology


Hasn't voted

Thanks for this Bob!
Posted Dec 17, 2011 1:58 pm

mtbaxterHiking permits and possible trespassing


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Rather than pick up the hiking permit at the sites listed, I suggest you just print one at home. It can be obtained in advance from the Conservancy's website at www.catalinaconservancy.org

In regard to Bob Burd's note, there are actually two fence/gates you must cross. On neither, however, is there any sign regarding trespassing. The first gate just past the campground has a worn sign that only requests the gate be shut as it is used to isolate species for conservation. (The gate is locked, so this is a non-issue for the hiker). The second gate at the summit only has a sign stating it is illegal to have a gun within, on the federal property. It FEELS like it should be illegal, but it is not posted as such, and the 3 foot high fence is very easily surmounted. Photos submitted
Posted Sep 14, 2013 4:22 pm

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