Sept 15 field trip – Little Naches for Thunder Eggs, Lilypad Jasper, & Fossils

Sat. Sept. 15 we’re going over Chinook Pass to Little Naches for Thunder Eggs, Lilypad Jasper, and Leaf Fossils. This is a Mineral Council trip being led by Tony Johnson. Weather looks favorable. 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. I’ll get that info and update this post later in the week.  Bring dig and hard rock tools.

Update:  Based on my map from 2 years ago, 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 425-757-3506.

Updated: September 16, 2018 — 4:10 pm

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