Post by rockpickerforever on Jan 7, 2019 19:25:05 GMT -5
mrrockpicker and I headed out to the Ocotillo Wells SRVA (State Recreation Vehicle Area) a week ago Saturday, last one of 2018. A lot of people out there camping, the majority probably planning on bringing in the new year out there. I know we always used to! Sometimes we'd even stay up until midnight!
New Years Eve 2001 Ocotillo Wells
New Years Eve 2003 Ogilby Road
Those were the days, lol!
Back to the subject at hand... We started the day at the usual time, 3:40 am, hit the road by 5. Stopped at a 24 hour Subway to pick up something for lunch later, then a quick stop at the gas station to fill up, and we were off! We arrived around 7:30, and it was still a little nippy, and there was a
still stiff wind out of the east that could blow right through you. Although the sun was not very high in the sky yet, we started hunting rocks as soon as we got there. Lighting conditions improved as the day aged.
As I'm sure I've said this before - we are pretty competitive, each of us trying to find the best rock of the day. We brought home more than this, but I haven't really had the time to sort out, wash and get pics of the rest. These are just two of them, my best and his best.
No idea on this one. Seems kind of agatey, wonder why it formed in this shape? This was laying on the surface, just as nice as you please.
Kind of brain-like, but no straight groove separating the two hemispheres.
Hard like an agate, at least a 6. No, I'm not going to cut it open, will leave as a specimen.
Not quite a perfect circle looking down on it, about 1.3125" at the longest, 1.25" the shorter way.
13/16" the height
Now for Bob's find:
This is a coral, which the area is known for. Have not researched it, but looks like a rugose coral.
The lines remind me of the knit cap on the Fat Albert cartoon character, Dumb Donald.
I did not take a single landscape/scenery photo this time. But I have posted threads on several trips out there over the years:
Here is one from 2014 Recent desert trip - PIC HEAVY
Thanks for looking! Jean