We had a great trip on Aug. 21st looking for carnelian agates and jaspers at Salmon Creek. I was impressed with what the group was finding. There’s just something very calming about looking for agates in a stream. We had 16 people and 8 vehicles on this outing, comfortable temperatures and overall very good conditions. Lots of excitement and smiles along the way, as treasures were found. I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves.
The next outing on our schedule is Sept. 11th to Red Top Mountain near Cle Elum, for blueish-grey agate, jaspers, and crystal geode fragments. WA DNR managed lands are closed right now due to high fire danger, but Red Top is a National Forest managed property. What I don’t know is the status of the roads leading around the mountain, which is where we typically go. Notification e-mail will go out on Sept. 4th, at which time I should have an idea if our trip is on or not.
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