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Re: Winter Rockhounding
« Reply #75 on: March 16, 2018, 07:28:19 AM »
Where's Cadys?  (not looking for site specific info, just a state).  :)

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Re: Winter Rockhounding
« Reply #76 on: March 16, 2018, 07:49:07 AM »
CA. Between Barstow and Las Vegas....we were in the area just before Baker, So. of the hwy

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Re: Winter Rockhounding
« Reply #77 on: April 14, 2018, 11:59:14 AM »
And now for a little spring rockhounding!

Some rocky travels in the first few weeks of spring:

Hillside covered with quartz, central NC



Nice mountain stream while looking for corundum, western NC



This one's in northern GA, a hilltop covered with quartz that's covered with graffiti




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Re: Winter Rockhounding
« Reply #78 on: June 18, 2018, 06:06:56 AM »
Late to the party but in western Oregon winter is my favorite time to hound. Vegetation is dormant and itís much easier hiking in to locations. The only ringer is my chest waders for fishing are now for rocking. Guess I need new fishing waders..
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Re: Winter Rockhounding
« Reply #79 on: June 19, 2018, 06:57:17 AM »
Around here we're now getting into the 90's during the day, definitely not winter anymore!  And the darn mosquitoes (and ticks and chiggers) are out en force.  Maybe winter ain't so bad after all...

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Re: Winter Rockhounding
« Reply #80 on: June 19, 2018, 04:37:19 PM »
Lizzie - looks like a great place to just hang out for a few days.

BaM - welcome to RHS1.   I know a few guys that prefer winter hunting because they can't take the heat. I'm just the other way around.  Just got back from a few days out and it was only in the low 80's - maybe even high 70's and the one day I had to put a sweatshirt under my shirt and I thought I was going to get rained on (in NV), that was fine, but 90 doesn't bother me one whit.
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