April 16th (Sunday) 2023 Field Trip To Saddle Mtn (petrified wood)

On Sunday April 16th 2023, we will be going to Saddle Mountain for Petrified Wood.
Meet at the Lep-Re-Con Harvest Grocery parking lot at 9:45, 102 Brian Ave, Mattawa, WA 99349.  This is on the right side as you’re entering Mattawa.  I like this meeting spot because they have a public restroom and we don’t have to cross busy traffic as we leave.  Group will leave promptly at 10:00.

From Renton it’s approximately a 3 hr drive (155 miles).

Petrified Wood – Bring dig and hard rock tools, buckets, and sturdy shoes. Bring a jacket because if it’s windy it can get chilly. The road can be rough going up to the dig sites.  SUV or high clearance vehicle recommended.

Roger Danneman CMS (roger.danneman@gmail.com  425-228-8781 or cell 425-757-3506 

 

Updated: April 21, 2023 — 8:33 pm

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Meeting Announcements

  • Topic: Out-of-state rockhounding sites by Roger Danneman Oregon, Utah, Idaho, Montana, etc. – So many rockhounding places! We have a few members who have combined a road trip vacation and rockhounding that will collaborate on this. It’s interesting to see the variety of material from these areas. After this meeting, you may want to plan a road trip too! Show ‘n Tell: Show us something you have found or bought on a road trip.

  • April 11th – Rock Bingo (Spring Break) and Food Drive This meeting is our annual “Rock Bingo” night. It is held during spring break so our Young Tumblers and their friends can attend without worrying about school the next day. Each member is asked to bring 3 wrapped items for each person who intends to play Bingo. You can play up to 3 games in person, and every person goes home a winner. Please try to donate an item you would like to receive, not junk slabs and rocks. Let’s all plan to have a fun evening together. Guests are welcome, and we encourage our Young Tumblers to bring their friends. Food Drive – We are collecting food for the Kent Food again. Try to donate 1 item or more for every person playing Bingo.

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