CMS May 18th 2019 Field Trip: You can choose First Creek or Greenwater

CMS May 18th 2019 –

If you choose First Creek

Meet 9:30 AM at McDonalds in Cle Elum (exit 84 – 702 W 1st St, Cle Elum), about 1.5 hour drive from Renton.  We’ll leave there at 9:45, head east on Hwy 970, and park at the First Creek parking area (about 10 miles away – just 1/2 mile north of 97/970 junction).

Group will leave from the First Creek parking lot about 10:10 AM!

Agates, Jasper, Geodes, and Crystal – Bring digging and hard rock tools, buckets, and sturdy shoes. Appropriate clothing for weather.  Drinking water and snacks.  Bug spray for ticks.  After 1.2 mile hike, there will be dig sites up hill from the logging road.  Phillip and I hiked in 2.2 miles last time.  I plan to bring a pull wagon to help cart material out. If you have one with fat tires, might be wise to bring it.
(Malcom Wheeler was going to see if we can get a key to the gate so we can drive up the timber road, but I haven’t heard back from him yet).

Field trip guide will be Roger Danneman from CMS (roger.danneman@gmail.com  425-228-8781 or 425-757-3506 cell).


If you choose Green Water

Meet 8:45 AM at Enumclaw Ranger Station, 450 Roosevelt Ave. E, Enumclaw

Group will leave promptly from the meeting point at 9:00 AM!

From Renton, it’s about a 45 minute drive (30 miles) to Enumclaw. Green Water is further SE up Hwy 410.

Agates, Jasper and Opalized Wood – Bring digging and hard rock tools, buckets, and sturdy shoes. Appropriate clothing for weather.  Site one will be about a 1/2 mile hike from parking area, crossing a small creek, and some muddy areas.  Site 2 is next to the road a little further up FR70 for plume agate/jasper.  Secondary sites will be dependent on snow/road conditions.

Field trip guide will be Dennis Batchelor and Tony from Puyallup Valley Club (360-870-8741 ).

 

Updated: May 21, 2019 — 9:25 am

Presidents Message

  • From the Top of the Rock Pile . . . . March’s Zoom General Meeting went well. We saw some of Terri Gerard’s sphere collection, Bob gave a lands’ access report plus a brief report from Roger, our Field Trip Guide. You can always check our website for the next planned field trip plus the details on where to meetup. We also saw some new faces at the March meeting. Hopefully more of you will decide to attend our April Zoom meeting. You can join via your smart phone, laptop, tablet or desk top computer. If you don’t have a

Meeting Announcements

  • The General Meeting for April will be an online Zoom meeting on April 8th at 7 pm. This month our member, Jim Grace, will talk about what he looks for in a stone for faceting and the cut to make. Jim cuts all his own stones and is very well known gem cutter in western Washington and for his fabulous collection of faceted gems.  You can find him displaying at rock and gem shows in the area. More specifically, he always has a display case at the West Seattle show. Look for his display case if you want to see some fabulous faceting.   The link for the meeting will be in your email around the first week of April. Everyone stay home and be safe. If you have to go out be sure to wear a mask. Hopefully we will see each other in-person in May or June. In order to attend a Zoom meeting you need to download the app no matter what type of device you are on. Then setup an account for yourself. Now here is where the good part comes in where you can make yourself look awesome! There are filters that make you look better on camera. Here is how you access them: Sign into your Zoom app account. Click on your profile picture. Click the Background & Filters tab. Click the Video Filters tab. Select the desired beauty filter. The filters can smooth out your complexion, adjust your lighting, give you a background of your choosing, etc. You can try several of them and keep the one you like best. Zoom will now keep this setting for all Zoom sessions. You can always go back into the settings at any time and change the filter. Now let’s all jump in with both feet and attend our March general meeting!

  • The Board has voted that for 2021 our annual dues is just $15 for your entire family. So please renew your membership if you have not done so. Even though we currently can not have club meetings in person we are making every effort to keep our club running smoothly. We are still providing you with our monthly club newsletter. Our field trips are continuing as soon as the snows melt so check the website, be sure to read our monthly “Tumbler” and register for automatic notification of our next adventures. On field trips we will require 6 ft distancing and no carpooling other than with your immediate family. Our “Young Tumblers” can continue to work on their badge of choice. All the badges you can earn is under the Young Tumblers link on this website. It’s a great time to concentrate on earning 1 or more badges.  

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