On Sat. Sept 19th we went up to our Red Top dig site on the SW side of Red Top Mountain near Cle Elum. It was a rainy morning on the west side of the Cascades, but a gorgeous day on the east side. Thankfully the smoky air had cleaned out and temps were in the upper 50s to 60. 6 of us met at the Mineral Springs store off of Hwy 97 and drove up Blue Creek Road to our dig site. The previous day’s rain had cleaned off a bunch of agate/jasper in the tailings that could easily be picked up. All of us found plenty of material to take home, digging and collecting from tailing piles, including a few crystal plates. Pics below.
Submitted by Roger Danneman CMS Field Trip Guide.