Boulder Fossil Hunting Ride

July 16, 2011
Copyright  2011        ©   Dianne Roberson. All rights reserved.
on the trail
We started out at 9am on a sunny warm day.
The trail head we use is just at the top of the hill past Puriton Creek .  There is plenty of parking on the turnout there.  We meet at the large open parking area at the top of the hill past puriton
creek. The GPS coordinates for the large parking area next to the highway are: 61-48.3 and 148-05.2    It is just past the MP90 marker a short distance.
Me on my Yamaha.  It was great riding my Grizzly again today.
Larry finds a fossil at the top.
Chris and George
The trail was only about 6 inches wide in some places, we hung onto the bushes as we
could see the water fall to our left was a very long fall.
Chris
George
Larry leads as we hunt for fossils.
Thank you for the logs over that awful swamp!  Whoever did this is super great!
It started raining hard making the trails wet and slippery.  Chris rolled her atv and took a hard
fall cracking her helmet.  Her atv right rear was smashed and so was her right rear.  Chris
broke her hip bone in the accident.  Soo sorry Chris, you really took it well (she didn't cry).  We
hope she mends fast.
Mike making a splash.
Larry climps the water fall as far as he can on his ATV.  Now we must walk.
Today's ATV Club riders, George, Mike, Chris, Dianne, and Larry.
Larry, Mike & George on July 16, 2011
I found all these fossils today.  What a great day!  Thank you Larry for taking us to this great
fossil site.
This map shows the trailhead area. The puriton creek turnout is fine for overnight camping but can be hard to turn around in with a trailer. We meet at
the large open parking area at the top of the hill past puriton creek. The GPS coordinates for the large parking area next to the highway are: 61-48.3
and 148-05.2    It is just past the MP90 marker a short distance