We had 12 club members on this Gold Panning trip to NAMA’s claim at Peshastin Creek, 4 kids included. We met in Cle Elum at 9:30 and arrived at the claim about 10:00. We were given some panning instructions by NAMA members and then went to a section of the stream to try our luck. The weather was hot and sunny and most of us had water shoes on to work in the stream. Quite a different experience for us, as a single flake of gold was worth at least a little celebrating. It was fun and interesting. There’s something very soothing and calming when working in moving water. Just need a comfortable place to sit. We did find a few flakes and a lot of specks. I enjoyed watching the sluicing operations of the NAMA members.
Submitted by Roger Danneman CMS Field Trip Guide.