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Reminder: 2018 WTHO... Dates and Locations.

January 16, 2018 08:49AM avatar
Here are the 2018 WTHO Dates and Locations so you can start planning now:

7th WTHO
Based out of Vale, Oregon
Thur. April 26th thru Sun. April 29th
Ghost towns to hunt include: ‘Lost’, ‘Lonesome Arch’ and ‘Lone Tree’

You are naturally welcome to arrive on Wednesday. Vale has at least one motel, and a pretty decent RV Park. If you plan to camp at or near the townsites we will be searching, ‘Lonesome Arch’ is the more accommodating with room for maybe up to three camp trailers or RV’s. We will be able to coordinate working any of the three locations with others who participate so as not to crowd just one site, and if you haven’t been there in the past, trust me, there is ample room to roam around detecting.
*Hint: 'Lonesome Arch' was the longest living and most active town site and likely to have the most 'good finds' potential.

Last outing we also had a get-together at the Vale City Park covered picnic bowery on Saturday evening as some folks wanted to travel home on Sunday while others still wanted to do some detecting. That meant heading back down to Vale just a little earlier on Saturday, but I’ll be down there early to make sure things are set-up for our picnic. It will also be a fun time for each of us to display some of the trash and treasures we find up to that point, share some relaxing discussion time, and introduce ourselves to others. Let them know where we are from, what detector(s) we use, how long we have been enjoying the metal detecting sport, etc.

For those who want to do more detecting on Sunday, we still have the gold mining ghost town sites but I am also working on something to offer on Sunday. Or Gregg Z. & I will maybe have one or two shorter-duration hunt sites closer to Vale.


8th WTHO
Based out of Wells, Nevada
Thur. May 17th thru Mon. May 21st
Ghost towns to hunt include: Cobre, Metropolis, Shafter, Tecoma, Toano and Tobar

Wells has several motels and a couple of RV Parks. Some might want to locate out of Montello for a day or so at their small motel to be closer to Cobre, Tecoma and Toano, but it is cheaper to stay in Wells for a motel or for food and gas. I had considered starting this on Friday and stretching through Monday, but some participants can’t make both outings so I went back to Thursday as a start date.

It is extended an extra day, however, for those who maybe plan to attend the 9th Outing in Tonopah and this will give us an extra day to search the Wells area locations before we make the drive south to Tonopah where, I am sure, quite a few people will be arriving on Wednesday or Thursday for their annual planned trip there. That would allow us to be close, then use Tuesday or Wednesday make the travel from Wells to Tonopah.

I know, I know … some are thinking we have hunted some of these towns out of Wells and Montello on two trips in 2015, two in 2016 and once in 2017, to the point of being 'hunted out.' Not so. I've hunted several of those railroad towns since the mid-80's and they still hold keepers. But once again, go back to the Relic / Old Site Hunting Forum and you’ll see reports of some really exciting finds folks have made from each of the towns on various outings in 2015, ’16 and ‘17. Just scroll back and you'll find the Outing reports.

As we did on the last Outing here in Vale and plan to do in the future, we will have a group get-together on Saturday evening, the 19th, in Wells. The location will be announced to those who are attending. It will be a relaxing social time to have a picnic or dine out, to be planned, and we can get to know each other better and show off some of the interesting finds we have made to that point. It will still leave two more Outing days to add to our collections before that Outing is over.


9th WTHO
Based out of Tonopah, Nevada
Thur. May 24th thru Mon. May 28th … which includes Memorial Day Weekend
Ghost town to hunt includes: The Tonopah ‘dumps’ and ???

If you enjoy ‘dump digging and screening’ then you’ll get a workout there. If you haven’t but want to learn from some experienced folks who do, you’ll certainly find some help and instruction there. If you only like metal detecting, well, there might be a lot of trash at the dumps, but it is a big area, spread out, and many people have had good success working their detectors, using a smaller-size search coil and a slow and methodical sweep speed.


Requests and Reminders:

If you want to STAY on the WTHO Contact List, please e-mail me to confirm that!. I will be purging all names from the list on January 31st who have not contacted me to stay included.

I you would like to be removed from the WTHO Contact List, please e-mail me a simple request . Thank You.

If you know of someone who would like to be added to the WTHO Contact List, please refer them to my e-mail address. Have them send me the request to be added, and include their: Name, Mailing Address w/Zip Code, Phone Number and E-mail contact.

Please e-mail me ahead of time if you plan to attend any or all of the announced WTHO’s for this year. I like to have an advanced head-up of how many, and who, plan to participate. If you are bringing a family member or friend, please let me know that information as well.

Finally, another reminder that we are always looking for any location to base a WTHO that has two or three workable nearby sites that could accommodate a group of about 20-25 detecting hobbyists, anywhere in the USA. If you have some ideas for a future Outing, please share those with me. We have a lot of time left in the year and might be able to work up a 10th WTHO in 2018, or get a head start planning on some for 2019.

"Your EYES ... the only 100% accurate form of Discrimination!"

Stinkwater Wells
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