Nov 12th 2022 Field Trip to First Creek (agate, crystals, geodes)

On Nov. 12th 2022, we will be going to First Creek which is east of Cle Elum and part of the Teanaway formation.  Meet 9:30 AM in the Cle Elum Safeway parking lot near the gas pumps (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 10:15 AM!

Agates, Jasper, Geodes, and Crystal – Bring digging and hard rock tools, buckets, and sturdy shoes. Appropriate clothing for weather, lunch, drinking water and snacks.  This is a 2 mile hike on a logging road with 5 moderate ups and downs.  A wagon or jogging cart is handy for carrying tools and material.

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

 

Updated: January 11, 2022 — 3:57 pm

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