The Searchers Next Field Trip!
February, 2023 Field Trip—Green Ash Hills and Mule Canyon Field Trip
Saturday, March 11, 2023 and Sunday March 12, 2023
Meet 8:30am, Depart: 9:00am
Leader: Rick Webber / Jimmy Peterson
Cell# 714.585.5606 or 714.904.8573
After having two tentative sites fall through because of changes brought on by last year's storms we are going to revisit a site that's easy to get to and will afford plenty of nice colored jasper and agate float and larger if you wish to dig it out. We'll also have opportunities for petrified palm, and petrified wood, colorful chalcedony, bog agate and palm, and maybe even some of Doug's fabled Black Agate. We will be camping, but this is also doable as a day-trip or by using some nearby hotel/motels.
Most locations are near the camp (<2 miles). Although the Early Man Site has been closed for some time, we will be collecting near there and also at the Green Ash Hills area nearby. After that we take Mule Canyon Road a ways to the Bog and Black agate and traverse to surface collection at Tin Can Alley. High clearance vehicles required, and four wheel drive is HIGHLY recommended due to some long stretches of deep sand.
This trip will involve off road driving.
The meeting point and camp location is just off of the 15 freeway at the Minneola Rd exit just east of Yermo. After exiting the freeway, go north toward the Shell station and loop around it travel east parallel to the 15 Fwy. About a quarter mile past the Shell, look for the Searcher Sign and take the dirt road on the left barely
100 yards to the camp site. This is a dry camp, so bring plenty of water and fire wood. For those not camping, there are hotels and RV parks 5 miles away in Yermo as well as 15 miles away in Barstow. Gas is a half mile from camp at the Shell station, which also has a convenience store, and Eddie World is 5 miles away boasting the largest gas station in California as well as numerous restaurants and convenience stores.
We will have a typical Searcher Potluck on Saturday evening.
We’ll meet at 8:30am and leave at 9:00. I hope you all can join!