Last Saturday the Idaho Gem Club had a field trip to their Beacon Hill Claim. The Owyhee Gem and Mineral Society and the Mountain Home Gem Club also participated in this field trip. I guess a lot of people were excited about this trip as much as I was since this was one of the largest group of a field trip this year or maybe a lot showed up because the 2008 rock collecting season is about to come to end.
A couple of weeks earlier I had made arrangements to ride with Gene Alvey on this trip. Friday evening I wanted to drive by his house so I wouldn