CMS March 16th 2019 Field Trip to Baker Lake

CMS March 16th 2019 Field Trip

March 16th, 2019 – Baker Lake 

Meet 9:45 AM at Sedro Woolley Forest Service Office.
Directions: From I-5, go past Mt. Vernon and take exit 232 Cook Rd to Sedro Woolley.  Go through about 3 roundabouts.  Forest Service Office is on left side before the Arco Station (810 WA-20, Sedro Woolley)..

The group will leave promptly at 10 am so don’t be late!

From Renton it is approximately a 1.5 hour drive (80 miles) to meeting place.  Then another 35 miles to the collection site..

Jaspers, Agate?, Jade?, Flowstones.

This is actually Swift Creek which flows into Baker Lake and you will need waders (or hip boots) to cross the stream and access the gravel beds. Access requires climbing over snow berm and walking through some deep snow and down snow covered embankment.  Shovel (opt), bucket, and pick. Collecting is in the stream bed, so a pair of PVC gloves would be handy (the water is pretty cold). The water is 1-2 feet deep in places.   Roads are good, with some hard pack snow and ice in places.

Roger Danneman from Cascade Club is leading.  Roger.Danneman@gmail.com ; 425-228-8781 or 425-757-3506 cell.

Updated: March 20, 2019 — 9:02 am

Presidents Message

  • We had another successful Rock & Gem Show under the leadership of Mark Hohn! As all of you have probably heard by now, Mark has resigned as Show Chairman so that he can spend more time traveling during the summer with his wife, Penny. I thank Mark for all his hard work these past two years. You have left us with huge shoes to fill. We are now on a search for a new Show Chairman or Assist. Show Chairman. If you would like to volunteer for either position please email from our website under the “Contact” page. This is

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