Welcome to Field Trip #2! must sign up for this trip to attend!  Fill out the Field Trip SIgn-Up form or contact Chris Herter (email:;  phone:  206-948-6096)

Also, please review and print the Hold Harmless Liability Waiver statement at:  ft_agreement By completing the online sign-up form, you automatically agree to these conditions.  If you're contacting the trip leader to sign-up, you must print a copy of the agreement, sign it, and bring this with you on the day of the trip to participate.  Individuals who have not met liability waiver requirements by completing one of the above will not be allowed to attend the trip.

This is a CLASS 1 Trip

Material:  Agatized and opalized ginko wood.

Departure:  MEET at the SW corner of the Alderwood Target parking lot at 6:45 AM on April 21st.


6:45 AM    Meet at Alderwood Target

7:00 AM    Depart as a group

9:00 AM   Arrive at Cle Elm for rest stop/gas/coffee

9:45 AM  Depart for Mattawa

10:45 AM  Arrive Mattawa Grocery for bathroom stop/snacks

11:15 AM  Depart for Collecting Site

11:45 AM  Arrive at Collecting Site

3:00 PM  Depart for Mattawa

3:30 PM   Arrive at Mattawa Grocery Store for snack/bathroom break

4:00 PM  Depart for Cle Elm

5:45 PM  Arrive Cle Elm for gas/dinner/rest/coffee

6:15 PM  Depart for Lynnwood

8:00 PM  Arrive Target Alderwood.

NOTE:  There are no bathroom facilities or water sources at the collecting site.

Equipment list:

ALL items in the standard list PLUS:

Large and Small Garden Shovel
GeoPaleo Pick or pick axe
Large Lowes/Home Depot bucket
At least 3 liters of water, 2 to drink, 1 or more to wash rocks.
Garden Gloves
Sturdy jack/cold weather clothing (temp can drop to 30 degrees, wind can blow at 40 MPH at the site)
Safety glasses
Food and snacks for the afternoon

Additional equipment:

Crack Hammer
Pry bar
assortment of chisels (NOT Dasco...these are too soft for rock and masonry)
Rock Hammer
Sledge Hammer

REMEMBER:  You can collect 25 pounds of rocks (that's about half a bucket full) plus one other item of any size, per day