The Hwy 410 closure is said to be in effect for weeks, so I’m changing the Little Naches trip to Oct. 24th.
However, the Oct. 3rd weekend weather is forecasted to be very nice, so I still want to do a trip then. I’ve decided to lead a trip back to Red Top.
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).