Searchers September Field Trip 9 - 25th to 26th, 2021
South Cadys and Lavic Siding
Leader-Steve Duncan

The club will be having a field trip to the Cadys on September 25th and 26th. This area is famous for agates and jaspers. The campsite for this trip will be off of Lavic Siding Road, trips will leave from the campsite at 0830.
Saturday we will collect north of the freeway, possible starting in Sandy Wash if it is accessible. In addition to some other known spots ,we may also do some exploring looking for new spots, so come with an open mind. High clearance vehicles are required for this day's trip, 4x4 preferred.
As usual if you don't have the right type of vehicle we will find a way for you to carpool with someone who does. This trip could involve some digging or hard rock mining for those so inclined.
Sunday we will collect at Lavic Siding, this is for jaspers (and agates) which are normally found in float. A high clearance vehicle is suggested, although a passenger car can access this site if driven carefully. Normally this day ends early so folks can beat the traffic home.
The campsite is off of Lavic Siding Rd, if coming from Orange County go North on 15, then East on 40 towards Ludlow. Exit at Hector Rd, turn right at the end of the exit, and then left (East) onto National Trails Hwy (Old route 66). At about 10 miles the road makes a sharp left and crosses over 40. Do not make this left, instead turn right onto the dirt road, this is Lavic Siding Rd. Follow the
Searcher signs to camp. Someone should be at camp by Friday evening. This is a dry camp (meaning no facilities of any kind), bring everything you need, including:
Lots of water
Hats, gloves and rockhound tools (rock pick, spray bottle etc.)
Don't forget something to carry your treasures back to the truck
Unfortunately, Covid is still with us, so social distancing will be the order of the day, and we will be unable to have a potluck. Also we will be unable to have a fire due to fire restrictions. We can still gather (at a distance) to tell tall rockhounding tales in the evening.
Questions? Email me at or call me at 714 724 7102