May 16th, 2020 First Creek Field Trip Report

On Sat. May 16th we went over the mountains to First Creek.  The weather was perfect.  Three members plus 6 guests made the 2 mile hike in and dug for the prized agate nodules and geodes and geode fragments here.  We essentially had two groups of 5 and 4 to allow for some spacing.  Wood ticks were not much of an issue this trip.  I didn’t have any on me and only one of my guests found a tick when they got home.  I think this material is probably the best stuff we find in the field on our scheduled trips, but you do have to pay for it with the hike, as this area is gated with no unauthorized vehicles allowed.

Submitted by Roger Danneman CMS Field Trip Guide.






























Updated: May 18, 2020 — 4:22 pm

Presidents Message

  • From the Top of the Rock Pile . . . . . . . The bad news, again no meeting in August. Very sorry we have had to cancel our annual picnic at the Lake Wilderness Arboretum. I am so hopeful that in the near future we will be able to have a meeting. I really miss seeing everyone. Our monthly field trips are continuing. There nothing like getting our doors and collecting rocks. Our state is so beautiful and summer has arrived! Check our website and register for field trip reminders or new field trips. Also check out the

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  •         Our annual picnic has been canceled due the virus. Stay safe and hopefully we will see each other again soon. Kat Koch, President

  • Diamond Dan has generously given us permission to post or distribute Mini Miner’s Monthly, a publication for young rock hounds. It has a lot of good activities for our Young Tumblers. They will not only learned some interesting rock and mineral facts but also activities to keep them busy.

  • Please remember to renew your membership for 2020 if you have not done so. Even though we currently can not have club meetings we are making every effort to keep our club running smoothly. We are still providing you with our monthly club newsletter. Our field trips are continuing so check out our field trip link for May’s next adventure. On field trips we will require 6 ft distancing and no carpooling other than with your immediate family. Our “Young Tumblers” can continue to work on their badge of choice. All the badges you can earn is under the Young […]

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