5.16.2015

The Beginnings of a Great Adventure - Yellow Creek

Today I decided to venture in to my childhood desires and walk in our local creek. I have been daydreaming about getting in this creek for the past two weeks. I have lived in my current town for almost three years and had no idea we had a creek until my fiance showed me.

Since finding out about this awesome little creek, I have been watching non-stop YouTube videos on rockhounding and metal detecting. Today, rain or shine, I was getting in this creek! I got up at 6:00am, drove 20 minutes to our local Wal-Mart and purchased water shoes. I found a great deal for some OP water shoes for $10 that have rubber on the front of your toes. Definitely wanted this for protection from glass or stubbing my toes on rocks. Of course, I forgot the strainer I was going to need... my excitement got the best of me it seems. I grabbed breakfast, got home and changed in to my new water shoes.

I am a professional creek walker! At least this is what my inner child was telling me. I packed my "satchel", found a colander in my house, a rusty spade, and packed any precious goods in a plastic bag. I had decided to take my motorcycle because Marla doesn't get to go on many adventures... low and behold she wouldn't start. I guess she was sleeping in lol.

I got to our local park, and of course some weirdo (with no kids) is sitting in his car playing on his iPhone.... I was a little weirded out. No matter though, I'd just punch him in the throat if need be. Off I went all proud and awesome with my new water shoes to the creek.

OMG OMG OMG! I'm finally going to walk this creek!

This is by far, one of the best feelings in the world!


At this point, my inner child is running around splashing and super proud of themself. This is going to be a glorious summer!

The roots are so neat when the dirt has eroded away.

LOOK AT ALL THE ROCKS!

In my head, I would have walked this for miles... little did I know it got pretty deep. No worries though, I just need a kayak to get to my next destination. I will not be slowed down by this trench of water! There is so many rocks that I could barely contain myself from bringing them all home. The best part of this whole trip (besides the rocks), I could hear the trickling of the water and the sounds of the birds (tons of woodpeckers!) and insects. It was really nice to not worry about my iPhone, Facebook, email, work, etc. I can't wait to go back again. 

I tried to roll up my pants, but it was just too deep. I wasn't sure if it was going to go up to my waist since I could no longer see the floor of the creek.


What did I bring home:

I guess we have super tiny shells in the creek. They were too cute to leave behind.

This is the first rock I found that is very orange, with spots of a crystal of some kind.

I continue to find these orange and white spots crystal rocks. I have more than these two.


This looked more like crystal under the water. Once I clean it up, I'll have a better idea.

I brought home more than this, but too many pictures to show. After I clean these rocks up, I will try and post more photos. Fingers crossed, we got something cool!


Oh and here's the tools I used for today:



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