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#602874
[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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#602891
fine country
#602911
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.
#602934
this would be elizabeth heaven as she want's to be a geologist when she's older.
I nearly fucking fainted when I heard gynaecologist.

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.
bored the ass off londa with petrified rock.

hee hee... I said 'bored the ass off londa'. I'm a funny guy.
#602951
Little dude looks like he's in hog heaven. Nice.
#602956
lucky pop, , kid and countryside, good report all the way
#602961
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.

:cool
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