By Staff Reports
(Hesperia)– Hesperia Recreation and Park District announces Mining Supplies and Rock Shop’s rock collecting field trip on Sunday, April 28th, looking for moss agate, ribbon jasper, nodules, and many other interesting rocks. The meeting spot for the field trip will be at Hector Road exit off of Interstate 40 at 8:00 a.m. We will be leaving from the meeting spot at 8:15 a.m. sharp! Four-wheel drive vehicles are a must as the road conditions can change unexpectedly. (There is deep sand on many of the roads and a two-wheel drive vehicle WILL NOT MAKE IT.) You will need to bring with you a rock hammer, a bucket to carry your finds, protective eye wear, plenty of water, snacks, sunscreen, a full size spare tire, and good hiking shoes (some areas require a bit of a hike, normally less than a half mile). You may also want to bring a heavy hammer, chisels, and/or pickaxe.
We will be exploring some areas in the southern Cady Mountains with the first stop west of Sleeping Beauty Mountain. We will spend about two and a half hours at this location before moving further east, following Power Line Road, to our second stop. Depending on time and weather, we may make more stops.
Please note: If you are allergic to bees please come prepared with the proper supplies needed in case of a bee sting. The spring bees are out and are attracted to any water source.
The fee for the field trip is $10.00 in-store, $11.00 through PayPal or $20.00 at the meet site. For more information please contact Mining and Rock Supply at 760-244-9642, visit www.miningsuppliesandrockshop.com, or stop by the shop Wednesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.