Being in Two Places at Once – The San Andreas Fault

When I think of being in two places at once, I always think back to that really sad movie ‘A Walk to Remember’ that was out when I was a teenager. The idea of being in two places at once really doesn’t seem too realistic but it can be done…

When I visited California a couple of months ago I had the opportunity to be in two places at once and it was without a doubt, one of the most incredible experiences of my life. Just outside of Palm Springs California lies the world famous San Andreas Fault and I was lucky enough to head right down into it.

San Andreas Fault Palm Springs

For those who don’t know, the San Andreas Fault is a fault line in the earth and it is the cause of most of California’s earthquakes. What the fault is, is the point where the Pacific Plate meets the North American plate and visiting this unique area of it gives you the opportunity to stand right in-between these huge land masses.

San Andreas Fault

Climbing the San Andreas Fault

It’s a tough day out in terms of the heat and amount of energy used but it’s something that is a must for your bucket list! Here I am standing between two places at once! I have one hand in North America and one hand in the Pacific! Pretty amazing eh!? I’d also like to point out that my sweaty self is a prompt for you to bring plenty of water and to pack a hat and sunscreen because it is hot hot hot out in the desert! If you can imagine as well, the surface of the fault is very uneven so comfy clothes and supportive runners are a must.

Desert Adventures San Andreas Fault

Something like 200 earthquakes a week happen in the area of the San Andreas Fault which is insane and means there could have been some happening while we were there! Luckily we made it home alive!! 😉

We did our tour with Desert Adventures who are based in Palm Springs. I believe they are the only company allowed to access the San Andreas Fault as it is railed off by locked gates. Our driver was amazing and thought us so much about the fault, the Indians who used to own the land and about desert Oasis’s.

San Andreas Palm Springs

If you’re into hiking, adventure and nature and you want to see more of California than just the bright lights of Hollywood, this really is worth the drive out into the desert. It’s definitely one of the coolest things I’ve ever done!

Hugs & Love,

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4 comments

  1. So awesome! I have a bit of a weird fascination with earthquakes since being in a few in Japan. I’m terrified but can’t stop reading about them. I’d love to visit this part of the world one day 🙂

  2. Wow I think I’ll add this to my bucket list too, love the picture of you in two places, I can only try to imagine how hot it must have been!

    Rosy | sparklesoflight76.blogspot.co.uk

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