summers are full of field trips. Most are day trips but a few
involve overnight stays. We have an easy, two number rating system
to aid parents and others in deciding if a particular field trip
may be right for them. The
system rates the difficulty in getting to the site and the difficulty
in extracting the rocks. Many trips are child-friendly.
field trips are privately arranged and are simply presented here
so our members may take advantage of those that are of interest.
If you are interested in participating in one of these trips,
contact the name listed below for more details. Also, look
for the sign up sheet at each meeting. Field trips do occasionally
get canceled. Only those people who signed up will be called in
our monthly meetings to get the details on field trips.
you have any questions please e-mail field-trips (at) northseattlerockclub.org
The North Seattle
Lapidary & Mineral Club is pleased to present trip reports as
prepared by our members. Click the link below to take you to a directory
me to the reports
There are many
organization that offer field trips in the Seattle area. Click the
link below to take you to a Area Field Trip schedule and contact.
By clicking this link, you will be redirected the the Washington
Mineral Councils home page. Click the link on the right of the home
page to see their trip schedule.
The WSMC sponsors field trips through the Wagonmasters.These field trips offer the rockhound the opportunity to collect a wide variety of materials. Experienced field trip
leaders familiar with the selected collecting areas are on hand to help the novice collector find good quality material. Check out the Tools page (at www.MineralCouncil. org) for a description of the tools needed for many of the field trips.
(Ed Lehman (425) 334-6282, email@example.com); Beaver Valley Quarry;last year’s info: 10:30 AM @ Port Ludlow Chamber
of Commerce (93 Beaver Valley Rd); chert, zeolites,
geodes; hard rock tools.
(Brad Johnson (206)403-3073, firstname.lastname@example.org); Saddle Mountains; last year’s info: 9:00 AM @ Harvest Foods, Mattawa; petrified wood & diatomaceous opal; light rock & dig tools.
These trips are open to all. Always call contact to confirm information. Most of the two-day trips include a Saturday evening potluck, horseshoes, and a free Sunday
breakfast. Material swapping and tail-gating encouraged. A small fee is required for Pow-Wow and Madras trips. For more information, contact Ed Lehman at wsmced@
hotmail.com or (425) 334-6282 or see www.Mineral-Council.org.
These Wagon Master trips are open to all. Always call contact to confirm information. Most of the two-day trips include a Saturday evening potluck, horseshoes, and a free Sunday breakfast. Material swapping and tailgating encouraged. A small fee is required for Pow-Wow and Madras trips. For more information, contact Ed Lehman at wsmced@hotmail. com or (425) 334-6282 or see www.MineralCouncil.org.