Letters to the Editor

Fast Focus 'What is your favorite northwest getaway?' Rock hound paradise

One of my favorite "weekend" getaways is Blewett Pass. Having camped up above the old town of Liberty, I love the ride up to Lions Rock, Cougar Gulch and Red Top Mountain for the geology. Digging for geodes or camping near my favorite abandoned gold mine (secret location), I am never bored with the incredible views of the Teanaway Ridge or riding my motorcycle through the Swauk Prairie area.

There are old abandon mines and excellent forest service roads for all rock hound enthusiasts. I have found many treasures, including crystals, copper, quartz, geodes, and what I deem as "pretty rocks." The wildlife is awesome and great for photography enthusiasts as well.

-- LORENA SWIFT, Richland