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THULITE FIELD TRIP - More Details from the Trip Leader

posted Sep 25, 2012, 10:03 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Sep 25, 2012, 10:04 PM ]

From Don Wilcox:


Departure Time: 6:30 Sharp (6 AM) if I can get all attendees to agree.


Route: 228 miles from Lynnwood to Riverside Washington (4 hours and 3 minutes)

Check here for the Thulite Field Trip Route Map

We will leave the Lynnwood Target and drive to the grocery store parking lot in Riverside, WA(right side before the bridge) to meet Jim, the mine owner, by 11 AM. Some of the members from the Chief Joseph Rock and Gem Club will be there as well. Jim will lead us 15 minutes to the mine. He will have most of the equipment needed (hammers, chisel, etc..) It may be a good idea to bring our own, as well as gloves.


For cars traveling as a group from Target, two-way radios and contact cell numbers are encouraged. 


Jim’s contact information is: 509-826-4940 (Make sure to tell him you ate with the Maplewood Club)

Don Wilcox (trip leader contact information: 206-226-1868 (cell)





Road Issues:


US 2 Both Directions - expect the outside lane to be closed at Scenic, milepost 58, at Big Windy, milepost 64, Berne Camp, Milepost 71, and at Nason Ridge, milepost 80, west of Stevens Pass where crews are putting in new electronic signs.
Last Updated: 9/21/2012 3:48 PM
From milepost 58 to milepost 80



US 2 Both Directions - Where crews are stabilizing a rock slope, traffic is shifted to one lane in each direction just west of Stevens Pass. The speed limit is reduced to 50 mph. Two-way traffic will be maintained at all times.
Last Updated: 9/10/2012 12:02 PM
From milepost 58 to milepost 64



Forest Fires:


Right now, there may be smoke along the route, but all roads are open.

The three fires that are near our route include two SE of Wenatchee and Cashmere, as well as one on the East side of the river across the river from Highway 97 near Entiat.

Table Mountain Fire Update News Public Information Line: 206-947-9705

Map/Information Link: