On Sun. April 16th we had our annual trip to Saddle Mtn. It’s estimated that the petrified wood there is at least 14-15 million years old. A very bumpy trip, the road up to the collecting sites just doesn’t get any better from one year to the next. We met at 9:45 in Mattawa and at 10:00 slowly made our way up into the hills. The weather started out great, but after a couple of hours the cold wind set in with a few raindrops. Still, with so many pits up there, it’s easy to collect a bucket worth of nice tumbling material and a few cutters in 2-3 hours time. If you want logs or log portions, then you have to do more work and dig for them. However, the tumbler material is nicely agatized and rivals some of the nicest agates in the state.
We had 9 people in 8 vehicles for this trip.
Joining me were Scott H., Colin O., Arlie W. & guest Tonya, Ananda C., Steve F. (new member – welcome Steve), Loren M., and Bill B.
Submitted by Roger Danneman Field Trip Guide (email@example.com)
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