Contact Ray Law @ 801 825-5857 or Dan Siler @ 801 737-3013
The most popular route is I - 15 South to Spanish Fork; US 6/50 to I - 70; I - 70 East to Green River; from Green River remain on I - 70 East for 30 miles to Exit 193.
Ranch Exit 193 accesses a dirt road that leads southeast from the interstate highway for about 8 miles. This is a good road unless wet.
Total Mileage from Weber County to Yellow Cat is about 260 miles.
Gas is available in Green River or Thompson Springs
The Yellow Cat area, at an elevation of about 5,000 feet, has an arid climate with an average rain-fall of 8 inches per year (which year). Juniper, pinion, greasewood, Mormon tea, and scrubby brush grow sparingly on the rocky terrain.
Days: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday
Where: (see the Map and directions)
Time: 12:00 pm (noon) on Thursday
Land owner: BLM
To Collect: Agates, chalcedony, petrified wood and barite pseudomorphs
Leader: Ray Law
Fee or Donation: none
Health Hazards: Desert conditions (can be hot, cold and/or windy); falls, scorpions and bugs; possible rattlesnakes; sunburn.
Terrain: Barren, rocky desert mountains. Remote and arid.
Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Elevation: ~5000 ft
Vehicle Suggested: Any vehicle can get to the camp site (unless it rains). A high-clearance vehicle is needed to get to some of the more remote sites.
Equipment Suggested: Shovel, rock pick, rock hammer, pry bar, chisels, scratcher and something to hold your collected specimens.
Camping: Dry camp near collecting areas
Water: Be prepared with water and gas. Bring all you will need! The closest gas & water is 20+ miles away.
Nearest Town for Supplies: Thompson Springs, UT(20 Miles) Moab, UT and Green River, UT which are both are about 50 miles away.
Nearest Motel is in: Green River, UT or Moab, UT
Additional Comments: We are going to dry camp at the site shown on the map, but no facilities. We will have a "Club Porto" for everyone to use. Bring plenty of water, ice and fuel because it's a long drive to the store. The Yellow Cat/Floy area has many collecting possibilities. Each mesa has a different color agate. Some hiking is necessary to reach the best spots, but specimens can be found close to roads. We will meet at the camp site and head out. from there after lunch. Several of us may stay longer and hit some other areas.
The most popular route is I - 15 South to Spanish Fork; US 6/50 to I - 70; I - 70 East to Green River; from Green River remain on I - 70 East for 10 miles to Exit 175.
Ranch Exit 175 accesses a dirt road that leads southeast from the interstate highway for about 8 miles. This is a good road unless wet.
Total Mileage from Weber County to Floy Wash is about 230 miles.