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Garnet Hill, December 6th 2014

posted Jan 2, 2015, 1:42 PM by ShadowMountain Gem&MineralSociety   [ updated Apr 27, 2015, 5:45 PM ]

The  third  try  was  the  charm  for  this  trip  after  two  cancellations  due  to  high  winds and  blowing   sands.  Our  happy  and  enthusiastic  troop  of  18  members  met  at  9 a.m.  at  the  Motel  6.  After   being  placed  into  4  wheel  drive  trucks,  we  took  off  to Garnet  Hill  at  approximately  9:15  a.m.



Taking  the  back  way,  we  ran  into  some  problems,  water  and  mud  on  the  trail.  One truck  got   stuck  but  Mike  Attard  pulled  him  out  with  his  red  jeep.

 We  did  not proceed  on  this  path,  but   found  a  better  one  and  up  the  hill  we  went,  stopping  a couple  of  times  to  look  around.  When   we  reached  the  top,  we  found  what  we were looking  for rocks  that  were  beaten  and  covered   up  by  wind  and  sand.  I  saw Darlene  on  her  hands  and  knees  pushing  sand  about  and  she  found   her  glory hole several  dozen  garnets  which  went  to  the  youngest  member  of  our  club.  

Thank you  Darlene. 

I  believe  everyone  in  the  group  found  something  wonderful  by  noon  and  we  went back  to  our   meeting  place  for  a  break  and  refreshments  before  driving  off  in search of  Wonderstone.   Everyone  found  something  to  take  home.  It  was  a  very  successful trip  and  everyone  was  a   happy  camper. 


Submitted  by  John  Zedler,  field  trip  leader.