First, I must apologize for the lack of recent posts - I'm afraid I got wound up in other writing projects, and they ended up monopolizing my attention for a while. Regular blog service shall now resume.
What to find: Actinolite and jasper, colorful chert
Accessibility: Easy walk from parking area
Location: At the junction of Tomki Road and Hearst Road, outside of Willits. Be aware, the ford where Hearst Road crosses the creek is washed out every winter, so don't depend on being able to cross that way!
|The road, as it crosses the river|
Upstream is less accessible, someone had strung a barbed wire fence across the creek when I last ventured up that way. Probably best not to risk the ire of the local inhabitants.
Although this site probably wouldn't be worth the trip by itself, it makes a very nice stop in conjunction with the Salt Creek and Eel River sites, since it's right in between the two. A half-hour or so of wandering around netted some rather nice pieces, and I think there'll be a lot more to be found after a good rain.