We were lucky and got a day in between the Pineapple Express storms for our last scheduled field trip of the year. No ice or snow on the pass, so that was also a relief. 16 people and 1 sweet dog joined me for the 2 mile hike into First Creek on Nov. 13th. Welcome to several new members who joined the very week of the trip. Temperatures were in the low to mid 40s and no rain, so it was comfortable for hiking and digging. Some very nice finds were made. A lot of excitement with each one. I’ll let the pictures speak to those. Afterwards I stopped at Thorp for some apples and then Cle Elum for gas and then 10 miles down the road I hit hard rain. Very thankful that it waited.
Probably the next chance to make nice finds will be at the Christmas party on Sunday Dec. 12th. Check the Web site and/or the Tumbler for details, but as of this writing, the Board voted to have the traditional pot luck and auction. So game on.
Typically my scheduled field trips begin in March with Baker Lake and Swift Creek. Sometime in January I’ll have the schedule on the Web site. Cheers and happy holidays everyone.
Submitted by Roger Danneman Field Trip Guide (email@example.com)
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