Sunday, April 5, 2009

Treasure Hunter: Kirsten Gum - Spruce Ridge Crystals

Transferred from another of my blogs:

Originally posted on
Saturday, February 7, 2009

I've been boycotting this new incarnation of my favorite show (geology junkie that I am), the Cash and Treasures that once was. It's an hour long now. I didn't even have it on the DVR list, but tonight, well I just had to record it.

This show was about the one geology trip I crave to make, here in the Cascade Mountains east of Seattle. The place is called Spruce Ridge, and here is how Geology Adventures describes the trip in :

Access to Spruce requires a strenuous hike: 1,000 feet elevation gain in one-half mile. That's about the energy equivalent of taking the stairs to the 30th floor of an office building. Our "office" is at 3,000 feet in a beautiful mountain valley. You'll hike through an old growth forest, with many stops to admire the view (and catch your breath!).

As much as I want to prospect for crystals there (and I really, really want to!), I have a knee that needs replacement one of these days.

>>>Not only that, I just had to reboot my computer in the middle of this post, because somehow it began to type in all caps. When I put the caps lock on, it then typed in all lower case, and no longer was able to handle punctuation at all. I have no idea how I do this, but I'm sure it is some finger dragging across some key combination. Rebooting cures it, but I sure would like to know what it is that I do in the first place.<<<>

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