We had a gorgeous day for our Greenwater trip. Sunny blue skies and perfect temperatures. 9 folks in 6 vehicles went up and we all made it back. FR70 has about 8 or 9 miles of paved road and then 7 or 8 miles of gravel to get to the opal dig site up near Gov Meadows. Gravel was a bit rough in places, but the opal was worth it. The black opal and the deep red opal are my favs, but seems hard to come by. Plentiful creamy browns and bluish grays though. A few small pieces of petrified wood were also found.
Next trip is Gold Panning with NAMA off the Blewett Pass Hwy on Aug 3rd.
Submitted by Roger Danneman CMS Field Trip Guide.