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

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