Today I was able to get out on a creek with my daughter Leilani, and friend Chuck. We spent several hours wading down the creek and scaling the water falls to find some nice jasper.
We found quite a lot of jasper in between the waterfalls, although most of it was in the form of seams embedded in the basalt bedrock. Here is one example of the loose ones we found.
The temperature was just right, and the water was cool but not freezing. Here is an example of the seams in the basalt.
We also found evidence of the wildlife that depend on the purity of the creeks in the area.
There was an area that looked like it contained some white quartz.
We continued down the creek until it was time to head home. Here are some more of the waterfalls along this creek. You can click on the image to see a larger version.
Chuck was in a hurry to catch up with Leilani and I even though we were going pretty slow.
Thanks for joining us.