On Sunday Nov. 12th a small group of us went over to First Creek for our last field trip of the year. Originally scheduled for Sat. the 11th, I moved it to Sunday because of stormy weather forecasted for Sat. The day (Sun.) started out cool and slightly overcast, but it was actually quite pleasant for hiking and digging and more importantly we didn’t get rained on. 5 of us worked both sides of the 2-mile ravine and 2 more prospected the high ridgeline closer to the highway. The hills there are steep, and it was quite a workout. About 3:00 I heated up a pot of hot water and we enjoyed some hot cocoa, mocha, and coffee before heading back with our seam agate pieces, nodules, and crystal plates.
We’re definitely on the cusp of winter. Redtop was covered with a blanket of snow and seemingly no longer accessible.
With me on this trip was Julie G., Gina M., Pete W. and his son Alex, Loren M., and Nik B.
Remember our holiday party is on Dec. 3rd at the Legion Hall. An event filled with lots of good food and an auction of club material. A good place to pick up a few Christmas presents.
I usually have the new schedule ready by mid-January and our first trip of the year will likely be the 2nd or 3rd Sat. in March to areas around Mt. Baker. Until then, stay warm, stay dry, and stay active.
Submitted by Roger Danneman Field Trip Guide (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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