This is a geology blog, get your head out of the drama gutter.
The trip to Carrizo Plain, as I shall discuss in depth at a later time, consisted of surface mapping (quaternary stuff) and finding faults alongs the San Andreas.
It was fun. Especially as it was the first time the professor had ever been out there with students. So we all got to learn things like: just because there's a road does not mean there isn't a fence blocking the way :-)
And of course we learned about geological stuff and puzzled out offsets of ridges and drainages to help build a case for the presence of faults.