Rockhounding Washington: A Guide To The State's Best Sites
  • Rockhounding Washington: A Guide To The State's Best Sites
  • Rockhounding Washington: A Guide To The State's Best Sites
ISBN: 1493019090
EAN13: 9781493019090
Language: English
Release Date: Jul 1, 2018
Pages: 256
Dimensions: 1" H x 9" L x 6" W
Weight: 1.11 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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4
   Good basic book for Washington
This book lists courses for rockhounding in the Washington State. The pictures are great and it is a smooth read. It would be good for someone who is first into rockhounding, but doesn 't offer much for an experienced hunter.
 
5
   Great for families
I bought this for my grandson and I think my daughter even loves it more than my grandson. It reaches families outside for a davy... very worth it!
 
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   Directions given in book are sketchy at best
This past Sunday, we tried 3 different locations from the book. Freewater, Canyon Creek and Racehorse Creek are included in the Fossil Creek. The directions for all three were condensed to some degree or another. Finally did we find Fossil Cr higher up the hill? Yes, but we got it off the Church Mtn Rd. The directions were so bad at Canyon Cr that we never found the supposed quarry after driving for about an hour up there. And Racehorse cr directions have you going to a Red Gate and walking.... A quick search of the internet tells us that if you go to the red gate you have gone the wrong way! This book isn't supposed to be about helping folks find these places? I would think that a guide book would give you a higher priority if you are offering directions on how to find it. If you wanted to leave it at this point, then you had a better figure on spending some time researching how to find a particular place from another source.
 
5
   My favorite rockhounding book!
I love that author! He also wrote Rockhounding in Washington, D.C. that is a must have book. This book is great to read with fun pictures! If you love rocks and want to buy this book, even if you are not going to look for rocks, this is a great book.
 
2
   Get it from your local library instead.
After reading “Rockhounding California ”, I had high expectations for this book. It isn t the same. I did not enjoy this author's writing style or the photos of his wife's backside.
 
5
   Thank you, Lars!
I was able to hit the ground running and visited several sites earlier this year with excellent results!
 
5
   Clear and specific
This is for my 16 year old son and he is enthralled. Could use a picture for each GPS location, but would be a lot to add. Planning a trip to Dead Rockhounders Gulch.
 
2
   No index!
Lars has changed the format somewhat and is not as helpful as his other books. The index is missing and makes it very difficult to use. There is no way to cross reference sites and build stones to plan a trip for specific rocks. You have to go through each entry to find out what each site holds, and most don 't show pictures of the rocks he found. He focused on the Olympic Penninsula, the area around Kalama and the north-eastern corner of the state. I am sad that he hasn't given more attention to the Gifford Pinchot area. Every place that sounds like a good adventure is at least a few hours drive.
 
5
   new to rockhounding in WA? start here!
So happy for the newest edition, with updated descriptions. In the camper we like to grab the family, pack the dogs and get away from the 7 million people of Seattle. This book should come with a packet of sticky notes, so that you can mark pages.
 
5
   I enjoyed the way Lars shares his experiences
I have enjoyed the way Lars shares his experiences, recommendations and information. It is clear that he wants to share what he knows so that the rockhound community can continue to enjoy this wonderful recreational hobby. He shares the different aspects of what we experience as hounds due to terrain or land ownership. What tools to bring and what you need to do to be a good steward of the land you visit. For me, who likes to explore and not too serious a digger, this is a nice reference to have if I decide to take a day or weekend trip.
 
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