We recently discovered a new hike on the Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie River, Camp Brown, in case you wondered. The hike was short, scenic and wonderfully green, with great river access for Bob to practice flyfishing.
While he fished, I enjoyed the scenery, especially Mt. Garfield.
And I focused my camera on the river and rocks, lit up by sunshine on the hottest day of the year.
Sparkly like diamonds I thought.
And I’m sure I saw flecks of gold.
“Look,” I said when we sat down for lunch, “there’s gold in the sand.”
“Fool’s gold,” he said.
“I don’t know about that,” I replied.
I knew there was gold in Washington’s rivers and streams. We’d recently stopped by the oldest mining town in the state – Liberty on Blewett Pass – where gold was discovered in Swauk Creek in 1873.
But honestly, I didn’t really think there was gold in the sand – this was the Snoqualmie River not Swauk Creek – and if there were, the flecks were miniscule. Still, it was fun to dream.
And in my pictures, I saw mostly quartz, not diamonds or gold, as it should be since quartz is abundant on the earth’s surface.
What do you see?
Sharing with Sunday Stills, Quartz and Diamond.