July 16th 2022 Field Trip to Greenwater (agate, jasper, common opal)

On July 16th 2022, we are going up to the Greenwater area near Mt. Rainier for Black Agate, Jasper, Opal and Petrified Wood.  Bring dig and hard rock tools.  We’ll visit multiple sites which are next to the road, so no hike involved.
Meet at 8:45 at the Enumclaw Ranger Station.  Group leaves promptly at 9:00.  We’ll first go up to the FR72 sites and then in the afternoon, up FR70 to the Government Meadows area.
A high clearance vehicle is recommended.  My Hyundai Santa Fe gets me there.

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

Updated: January 12, 2022 — 9:48 am

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