On Oct. 16th, 2021, we’ll be going to Red Top for agate, jasper, and crystal geodes.
Option 1 has some fine agate, jasper, and occasional crystal geode fragments and is about 50 yards up a steep slope.
Option 2 has more whole and half geodes in the diggings, but is a 4/10 mile hike, the first 50 yards being fairly steep, then flattening out.
Meet 9:45 AM at the Mineral Springs Store (27510 US-97). Group leaves promptly at 10:00. Bring dig and hard rock tools. The meeting spot is about 1 ¾ hour drive from Renton/Kent. There are DOT restrooms at Snoqualmie Pass and I also like to use the Cle Elum Safeway for coffee, restrooms, gas. Mineral Springs Store does have a rest room for customers. Usually open by 9:30, but they seem a little lax on timing.
Contact me for updates if planning to attend.
Roger Danneman (firstname.lastname@example.org hm # 425-228-8781 or cell # 425-757-3506).