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Lassen Creek Field Trip

LASSEN CREEK FIELD TRIP

FOR OBSIDIAN

JULY 20 – 22, 2012

 

   Doris is generally the field trip leader for this event. Obsidian can be obtained in electric blue, pink lady, mahogany, and rainbow colors, and obsidian needles. Lassen Creek Campground is a beautiful grassy campground with large pine trees and Lassen Creek flowing along its easterly edge. The campground is “approximately” 135 miles from K.Falls via either Alturas or Lakeview. The road into the campground is approximately 10 miles north of Davis Creek on Hwy 395. Take Forest Service Road #30 from Hwy 395. It is about 4 miles easterly into the campground.

   Lassen Creek Campground is a fine place to camp. The campground is a beautiful place to camp and does have a toilet. The campground is grassy, has big pines, and Lassen Creek flows along the northerly edge of the campground. Plans include a potluck on Saturday evening followed by a silent auction. Bring a few rocks (or whatever) to contribute and a few bucks to buy the rocks you can’t do without. Proceeds from the auction go to offsetting the costs of sending the club’s representatives (Kathy and Alyssa) to the Northwest Federation meeting.

   Bring tools for digging as most of the rock is recovered by sweat labor, except for the needles that are fairly easy to dig. Tires are often an issue as obsidian is very sharp and can cut a tire, fingers, feet, arms, legs, and pet paws. So bring a good spare tire and a good first aid kit.

   Davis Creek Store has a fabulous bar-be-cue on Friday evenings that can certainly be one of the highlights of the weekend. Obsidian permits are required, they are free, and can be obtained at the Davis Creek Store. Maps of the obsidian sites are attached to the permit.

  See Gem Trails of Northern California, specifically Lassen Creek, Fandango Pass, Sugar Hill, and Davis Creek sites for more information. 

 Davis Creek Maps

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