On Sat. June 13th we went over to the central WA Saddle Mountains near Mattawa. It was windy, but it was dry with moderate temperatures. I had previously scheduled a trip to Red Top on this weekend, but that area was closed due to a police hunt and since our April trip to Saddle Mtn. had been canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions, the switch was a good one. We had 12 people in 7 vehicles – 7 members and 5 guests. Everyone got their limit and then we went over to the diatom pits near Beverly for some of the diatom opal. First 4 pics are on Saddle Mtn. Second 4 pics are of petrified wood. Last 4 pics are of diatom opal.
Submitted by Roger Danneman CMS Field Trip Guide.