Sunday, April 19, 2015

Harden Cienega Field Trip

Submitted by Club Member Andy Anderson
Here are some photos of our trip.  First we stopped at the Viking long house being built at Mule Creek Adobe which was really nice.  Then we went to the adobe factory and found how adobe is made and saw a 75 year old adobe maker machine.  Next we went to a wash where they got their sand for the adobe. It was loaded with obsidian nodules. The group gathered up some obsidian.

On we went to Harden Cienega and the lava flows for more obsidian. The ground was covered with little nodules just right for tumbling.  Jim and his dog seemed to be having a good time.
Last we drove to a canyon that was the head waters of the San Francisco river. The canyon was beautiful.  We  saw a little horn toad while looking around there. All in all, it was a great trip.