Ran into what appears to be my first hassle with Mavericks. Finder is crashing and restarting over and over.
Quick Internet search shows several folks out there having a similar experience. Over on the Apple discussion forms it was suggested to try quitting (closing) Google Drive as this has been identified through cause and affect troubleshooting.
I have Google Drive installed, so I quite it (closed) and then observed… sure enough Finder stopped crashing.
Don’t know the root-cause so I’m hesitant to blame any one thing, although this sure does look like a Google Drive issue.
Here is the Apple discussion form on referencing Google Drive that I read.