Introductory Note

The following article presents observations made during a trip from Monterey to San Luis Obispo along the intervening Coast ranges. I was accompanied by Doctor H. W. Fairbanks, in whose articles many of the facts herein presented have already been published,* and I am indebted to him not only for pointing out the most interesting and significant phenomena of the region, but also for helpful discussion of their interpretation.

Professor A. C. Lawson* has described the geology of Carmelo bay just south of Monterey, a district which adjoins on the north that herein referred to and which includes the Santa Lucia granite, the youngest member of the Coast complex hereafter defined. My observations are in general in accord with those made by Lawson at Carmelo bay and by Fairbanks farther south.

The present Scene

Point Sur, a prominence of the California coast, lies 24 miles south of . . .

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