Saturday, October 17, 2020

Field Trip Cancelled - weather forecast is worsening

It could have been fun, but overnight, the forecast has changed from 30% chance of showers, to steady rain for Sunday.

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Weather Permitting - Exploratory Trip October 18th


Hi Rockhounders


We are planning an exploratory trip (weather permitting—NO SNOW, no hard rain, no low low temperatures)

On Sunday, Oct. 18th  leaving Penticton from the Walmart parking lot, south area at 10 am.

If you are planning to join us, you need to contact Jerome Albo ( or 250 495 7359) or the club site before Saturday afternoon,.   We are heading towards the Clarke Lake area so we will be at some elevation.  You will need to dress warm, bring your own lunch and necessities.  If you are coming from the Keremeos side, you can take the cut off at Yellow Lake and meet you at the junction of Green Mountain road and the Apex turn off at 10 30.


 Social distancing is necessary but should not present a problem. 

Monday, October 12, 2020

Debbie and family - Thanksgiving on the Tulameen


Welcoming committee when I got home...........


Sunday - Goat Mountain

The talus is well picked over, but there was stuff to be found. My agate came from a different spot - I'll wash it and post it - didn't unload tonight because I came home to snow.

I needed Jerome's help to get this out - I'll be looking for a bigger chisel, and a bigger hammer.

We stopped at a landing on the way down the FSR, and found rock that was quite different from what we had seen at other areas. I like exploring - I'm happy with the agate, but brought home a lot more rock for tumbling and my garden.

What does a rock hound do when the axe gets stuck in the firewood?


Thanksgiving in Cherryville

I was about to put my trailer in storage, when I got an e-mail indicating space had opened up at the Gold Panner Campground. Jerome had inquired earlier, but they were fully booked - they had cancellations because of the forecast, but we had a good weekend - not too wet, a little cold at night, but we had full hook-up sites. 255kms each way, plus the field trip kms.

Saturday, we went to Edgewood, and explored Cedar Creek where it meets the Arrow Lake. 

There was no lingering at the tailgate to admire and photograph finds - it was - get back into the truck where it was warm.

A stop at the Inonoaklin River on the way back.

Monday, October 5, 2020


There is a shop in the Coalmont/Tulameen area that is well known for servicing and repairing atv's and sleds. While Duane and Katherine were waiting for their atv(snowplow) to be serviced, they explored the area.

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