Sept 14th, 2019 field trip – Little Naches for Thunder Eggs, Lilypad Jasper, & Fossils

Sat. Sept. 14 we’re going over Chinook Pass to Little Naches for Thunder Eggs, Lilypad Jasper, and Leaf Fossils.  The Thunder Egg dig site involves about a 1/2 mile hike, but the other two sites are next to the road. Meet at Enumclaw Ranger Station 8:45 AM. Group leaves promptly at 9:00. We’ll have a rendezvous point at Little Naches turnoff. 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 2 hour drive from Enumclaw (~90 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 map says the hike to the thunderegg dig spot is 1/3 mile, but I think it’s a bit more than that.
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 probably be a full day.

Roger Danneman (roger.danneman@gmail.com  425-228-8781 or 425-757-3506).

Updated: February 18, 2019 — 11:00 pm