Sept 10th 2022 Field Trip to Crystal Mtn near Ellensburg (agate, jasper, and crystal)

On Sept. 10th, 2022, we’ll be going to Crystal Mountain north of Ellensburg for agate, jasper, and crystal geodes.

This is a new site for us.  I won’t have full details until June or July when it becomes free of snow.

Meet 9:30 AM at the Love’s Travel Stop (I-90 Exit 106, 1512 US 07, Ellensburg WA ).  Group leaves promptly at 9:45. Bring dig tools.  The meeting spot is about a 2 hour drive from Renton/Kent if you make a stop in between.  There are DOT restrooms at Snoqualmie Pass and a rest stop before getting to Ellensburg.

I’m thinking this trip could turn into an overnight stay, with a Sunday trip to either Frost Mtn. or Red Top.  More details this summer.

Roger Danneman (  hm # 425-228-8781 or cell  # 425-757-3506).

Updated: January 20, 2022 — 5:05 pm

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