May 15th, 2021 First Creek Field Trip Report

On Sat. May 15th we went over the mountains to First Creek northeast of Cle Elum. It was a gorgeous spring day. Maybe a little too hot (80 degrees F.) We had 20 people on this trip making the 2 mile hike in and digging for the bluish agate nodules and crystal filled geodes and geode fragments. Wood ticks were not an issue this trip. I only saw one on my glove. Robert M. dug out a very nice big crystal plate and Tim B. hammered out a nice geode from an outcrop. I collected 1/3 bucket of agate and geode pieces.
Phillip found some nice partial geodes and clued me into a couple other spots worthy of checking out next time. Beautiful material here, but the hike is long, especially in warm weather.

Next trip is scheduled for June 12th at Little Naches for thundereggs and lilypad jasper. The DOT is well on their way to clearing Chinook Pass for a Memorial Day weekend opening.

Submitted by Roger Danneman CMS Field Trip Guide.





























Updated: May 26, 2021 — 5:44 pm

Presidents Message

  • From the Top of the Rock Pile . . . . We will be resuming in-person club meetings on June 10th, Thursday at 7 pm. We will have our regular meeting at the American Legion Hall, Kent. Mike and I took a 3 week vacation/road trip via the giant redwoods on our way to Lake Arrowhead in the San Bernardino Mountains behind San Bernardino, CA. We had 2 weeks hanging around this beautiful lake. We went on a couple of leisurely drives looking for rocks but all we found were several types of granite. We then headed to Las Vegas

Meeting Announcements

  • Finally and at last we are resuming in-person meetings on June 10th at 7 pm at the American Legion Hall, Kent. Our topic for the evening will be a power point presentation on picture stones. Shown ‘n Tell will be something rock, mineral or fossil item you have done or acquired in the last 15 months. Google GPS lists the address as American Legion Hall, S 252nd St Kent, WA 98030 (No building address number.) Bing GPS doesn’t list it correctly no matter how you enter the address. When we resume our in-person meetings the club has obtained sanitizers to sanitize the tables, chairs and hands. Everyone will be required to wear a mask.

  • Time is Running Out – Lower Dues for 2021 2021 club membership dues is $15 for a family or individual! The Board has approved a temporary reduction in our dues for 2021 only to $15 per family or individual. As of October our dues will go back up to $25 per family or individual. Our club is resuming in person general meetings on June 10th. Our general meetings are held on the 2nd Thursdays of each month at 7 pm. From our website you can use a credit card to renew your membership. You can also mail a check to CMS, c/o Charles Benedict, 25838 W. Lake Wilderness Dr. SE, Maple Valley WA 98038.

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