San Andreas Fault on the Carizzo Plain

The Carizzo Plain is an expansive flat north of LA. The lack of vegetation makes it a well known location to study the San Andreas fault, which runs right through the center of the plain.

We found the fault somewhat less obvious than expected; through most of the plain we couldn't see evidence of it at all. The photos here show a diverted streambed which turns to follow the fault for perhaps fifty feet before continuing in its original direction.

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