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On June 12th we went to the Little Naches area. We had a group of 16. It was a perfect weather day of mid-60s and partly cloudy skies. Such a beautiful scenic drive skirting Mt. Rainier and going over Chinook Pass. Earlier rainfall had softened the ground at our dig sites. We spent about 2 1/2 hours digging at the thunderegg site and about 2 hours at the lilypad jasper site. I pointed out the leaf fossil mud stone on the way so folks could hit that last if they chose to do so. I collected about a 1/2 bucket of thundereggs, many already broken in half, much of which will go into my tumbler. When they’re already broken, it makes it easier to choose the nicer blue chalcedony filled nodules and leave the pale ones behind. I also collected a 1/2 bucket of the lilypad. Everyone was finding some decent material and I’m glad that we went early in the season this year to avoid any fire closures and extreme heat. This area will probably continue to be a June trip for us.
Next trip is scheduled for July 17th at Greenwater for agate, jasper, and common opal. Details will be sent to the CMS Field Trip distribution list the weekend before the trip. If you’re not getting my e-mails, then you’re not in my list. So contact me if you wish to be added.
Submitted by Roger Danneman CMS Field Trip Guide. Roger.Danneman@gmail.com