Nov. 3rd update – This fieldtrip has been CANCELLED due to winter weather conditions
Nov. 7th 2020, over Chinook Pass to Little Naches for Thunder Eggs, Lilypad Jasper, and Leaf Fossils. The Thunder Egg dig site involves a ~1/2 mile hike, but the other two sites are next to the road. Meet 8:00AM at the Enumclaw Ranger Station. Group leaves promptly at 8:15. We’ll have another rendezvous point at Little Naches turnoff (FR 19), where we’ll stop and wait to make sure we get all vehicles accounted for, especially since there is a potential delay on the gravel bypass at the Hwy410 reconstruction area east of Enumclaw. Bring dig and hard rock tools.
We’ll drive over Chinook Pass to FR19 (Forest Road 19), turn left, and park on the side of FR19 where there’s a campground and toilets. This is about a 1 1/2 hour drive from Enumclaw (~80 miles), and is around MP91 or 92 (milepost). We’ll make sure we have all the vehicles at that point, let people use the “facilities”, then head up FR19 for 1.6 miles, turn right on FR1901 for about 4.4 miles and park. The hike to the thunderegg dig spot is ~1/2 mile.
Probably spend 2 hours digging for thundereggs, and then head back to the cars where we’ll drive on to the next 2 sites. It will be a full day.
Roger Danneman (firstname.lastname@example.org hm # 425-228-8781 or cell # 425-757-3506).