April 21st (Sunday) 2024 Field Trip To Saddle Mtn (petrified wood)

On Sunday April 21st 2024, 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 27, 2024 — 11:18 am

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