Proposed Field Trips:

 

May 26 - Day Trip to Johnson's Rock - Rob Ellis

May 26 - Day Trip to Johnson's Rock - Rob Ellis

June 18 -Donna - Donna's Flights of Fancy - Wire Wrapping

 

 

 

Hi yíall!  Itís been one heck of a winter, and Iím only now crawling out from under the mound of paperwork (22 yearsí worth) that had to be sorted and organized for our taxes this year.

 

Below is the schedule for the spring.  Underneath the schedule are details about each ranch.  The schedule and details are cleverly color coded to make things easy to find.   I intend to have some rockhunts the first week in May, but that schedule will have to come later.

 

Note that there ARE trips to the Walker Ranch.  Like the last set of Walker Ranch trips, youíll go in and out of the ranch with me at preset times. NOTE THAT YOU WILL NOT SEE THE WALKER RANCH TRIPS LISTED ON MY WEBSITE.  Donít let that worry you.  The owners of the Walker Ranch want to keep the hunts quiet and only offer them to those of you on my email list. 

 

Also, the Stillwell Ranch is up for sale.  As we know what may happen to rockhunting opportunities once a ranch sells, I would suggest visiting that wonderful spot this spring, in case it becomes unavailable in the future.

 

Remember that you need to be a member of the Rolliní Rock Club to go on my trips.  Memberships are $16 per year dual and $10 per year single, payable at the time of your first field trip.

 

Regards,

Teri

 

WE HAVE NO CURRENT DATES FROM TERI.  PLEASE CALL HIM.

 

 

 

East

Needle

Peak

Start Time:

8:00 a.m.

Cost:

$40 per person, cash or check.  No credit cards.

Details:

About 100 miles south of Alpine.   High clearance vehicle required, 4wd recommended.  Some hiking and climbing required to reach agate areas.  Finds can include agate, jasper, flint, quartz crystals, petrified wood, calcite, aragonite, selenite, and aquatic fossils.  No collecting of live plants.

 

Ritchie Ranch

Start Time:

9:00 a.m.

Cost:

$10 entrance fee per person and $1 per lb. for the agate you take.  Cash or check, no credit cards.

Details:

Extremely close to Alpine.  Accessible in most vehicles.  Terrain is rolling hills:  very little climbing involved.  Great for families with kids, new rockhounds, or those with limited mobility.   Finds can include agate, jasper, and quartz crystals.  No collecting of live plants.

 

South Larremore Ranch

Start Time:

8:00 a.m.

Cost:

$50 per person. Cash or check, no credit cards.

Details:

About 40 miles south of Alpine.  Terrain in many areas is flat, but hunting in the creek beds can be steep and difficult.  Some areas accessible by passenger car, but high clearance vehicle is recommended.  Finds include agate, jasper, quartz crystals, flint, petrified wood, calcite, aragonite, selenite, and an occasional fossil.

 

Stillwell Ranch

Start Time:

8:00 a.m.

Cost:

 No entrance fee, 50¢ per lb. for what you take.

Details:

About 45 miles south of Marathon, which is 30 miles east of Alpine.  Roads rough in many places.  High clearance vehicle recommended.  Finds include agate, jasper, quartz crystals, flint, petrified wood, calcite, aragonite, selenite, and an occasional fossil.

 

Walker Ranch

Start Time:

8:00 a.m.

Cost:

$75 per person per day.    Cash or check, no credit cards. 

Details:

About 18 miles south of Alpine. Roads can be rough.  Many places accessible by a passenger car, others require a high clearance or 4wd vehicle. Finds can include agate, jasper, quartz crystals, calcite and aragonite. No collecting of live plants.