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Field Trip to Tecopa/Sperry Wash, CA April 16-17, 2021

April 16 @ 8:00 am - April 17 @ 5:00 pm


Our next trip is camping trip to Sperry Wash and the Amargosa River near Death Valley, CA.  We’ll camp in Sperry Wash on Thursday and Friday nights. Saturday night is optional.

High clearance (SUV or pickup truck) is required for this trip.  This will be a rugged trip, but we will shuttle as necessary.  Fill up your gas tanks in Barstow and top off in Baker or Shoshone. The total estimated mileage for entire trip from Baker on Friday morning to Baker on Saturday evening is 230 miles.

Friday we will search for amethyst points in the Kingston Mountains and trilobites in the Nopah Mountains.  Saturday will be to Sperry Wash for red/black jasper and petrified palm roots with a lunchtime stop at China Ranch date farm for some date shakes.  After lunch, we’ll head back to Tecopa for precious opal.



April 16 @ 8:00 am
April 17 @ 5:00 pm