Autumnal Equinox - Awesome Agates … and Busy
September 22, 2012. Washington has had an unusually sunny summer with very little rain. That means that, at this time of year, the creeks should be low and it might be possible to find an interesting rock. So, we packed a picnic, some rockhounding gear, and headed for the woods of Southwest Washington.
Surprise! The creek was not low. The water level was higher than expected because beavers have moved into this area.
We hiked about a mile of this creek and saw several beaver dams as well as numerous downed trees.
The beaver dams and the higher water did not stop me. I found some interesting petrified wood specimens as well as some agates.