Rock collecting with my youngest - non fishing TR

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Rock collecting with my youngest - non fishing TR

Post by Thrillbilly » Tue Jun 23, 2015 12:15 am

[report]Got the chance to get out and go collecting with my youngest son today. It was quite an interesting trip with a variety of different types of scenery and weather. The day started out a little later than I would have liked, by the time we arrived at the turn out, temps in the valley were already in the mid-80s. The scenery down at this elevation was the typical Idaho desert looking terrain.


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As we drove further, the desert landscape gave way to a nice looking forest and the air teps began to drop off rapidly as we gained elevation.


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Our destination this trip took us well above 7000 feet, at this elevation the air temps were nice and in the mid-50s, there was even a little snow on the ground still.


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We got out and began looking around, almost immediately, we were finding quartz crystals.


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We explored the area for quite some time, collecting things as we found them. There was actually quite a bit that we were able to collect.


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After a while, we decided that we had found enough. The pack was starting to get heavy so my son asked if I could carry it back to the truck. We both had a great day and were able to collect a lot. As we drove out, I took some more photos of the area.


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Once home I decided to get some more controlled shots of some of the collected crystals. These photos only represent a small sample of what we collected. We enjoyed this trip and know we only scratched the surface at this area.


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Post by fatman » Tue Jun 23, 2015 7:16 am

fine country
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Post by T.J. Brayshaw » Tue Jun 23, 2015 10:02 am

Beautiful pics.

Ever find any arrowheads out there?

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Re: Rock collecting with my youngest - non fishing TR

Post by Thrillbilly » Tue Jun 23, 2015 2:41 pm

fatman wrote:fine country


Yes it was, it was our first time there and we had some fun. Now, I just need to edge him towards fly fishing. At least he loves the outdoors and doesn't want to play video games all day.



T.J. Brayshaw wrote:Beautiful pics.

Ever find any arrowheads out there?

Thanks, I was playing with a new lens (Father's Day gift) on this trip. A while back I dunked my crappy kit 18-55 VR and had been missing that length. Having to use my longer stuff and primes sucked on trips. To replace it, I was given a 17-50 2.8. So far I like it.


Haven't found any arrowheads yet, my son started this rock collecting hobby only earlier this year. We haven't had the chance to explore a ton of places yet as this was only our fifth trip since summer started. We have been lucky though as each trip so far has produced some nice stuff.

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Post by austrotard » Tue Jun 23, 2015 8:29 pm

this would be elizabeth heaven as she want's to be a geologist when she's older.
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let us know if your lad wants to do a rock swap with a gorgeous wee sheila in austria.

the fellas here will contest to me stealing stones everywhere I went.
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Post by Transylwader » Tue Jun 23, 2015 8:46 pm

Nice man. That I can dig!
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Post by Ruddy Duck » Tue Jun 23, 2015 9:03 pm

My kids would love that!

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Post by kish » Tue Jun 23, 2015 9:42 pm

Little dude looks like he's in hog heaven. Nice.
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Post by flybug.pa. » Wed Jun 24, 2015 4:20 am

lucky pop, , kid and countryside, good report all the way
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Re: Rock collecting with my youngest - non fishing TR

Post by mrl0004 » Wed Jun 24, 2015 8:36 am

Sweet. I was pretty in to collecting rocks at his age. Had a little magnifying glass and everything. Still turned out to be a scientist, just not in geology.

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