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8-1 AM .. Late start .. Shady, partly overcast, 77°.

August 01, 2020 11:02AM avatar
Also had a decent light wind so it was comfortable, but I started late since I over-slept. Rare, but it happens.

Used my XLT w/'Bushwhack' program and 6½" Concentric coil. Cherry-picking because the ground was hard where I was, so ignoring 5¢ coins plus Ring-Pull and Pry-type Tabs. Still a few old Ring-Pulls around, but very few. A sign that most of the older-use areas have been hunted pretty hard. I know two fellows who spent a lot of visits at this park, concentrating on about 100-150 feet out from the corner of the swimming pool building with their Minelab Explorer II's w/11" stock and 15' accessory coils. They did a very good job of thinning it down a great deal.sad smiley

No silver and only about a dozen modern coins. Not even a Wheat-Back Cent. Sun rose more, shade disappeared, and it was 88° at 10:30 so I figured I'd save my energy, at least all that I have, for an evening hunt on the other side of the park where it will then be shaded and the dirt digable. A lot easier for this old phart to maneuver on the level lawn areas than the rough-texture terrain of the ghost towns, but I sure miss being able to 'toe-scuff' surface soil out of the way, and I keep finding a lot more modern trash than we used to have to deal with when Coin Hunting was active, plentiful and 'fun.'

Because I can't get along very well anymore and am enjoying the relaxation I get from detecting (any time and any place) it let my mind do a little wandering back in time when I used to Coin Hunt more and about the detectors and search coils I used. I was quite satisfied to have my XLT & 6½" Concentric in my Detector Outfit and pondered some future park hunts in open areas when it starts to cool down some. I'll mount the proven 8" Concentric I like best on the XLT for a little bit better coverage and depth in open areas, and know some of the detectors I currently enjoy are going to serve me just fine in both the trashier places and in the open-area searches.

One distraction this morning was when certain Coin Hunting 'favorites' would pop into my thoughts and I'd almost drift off recalling some of the particular days when I had a lot of fun. It almost had me lose my train of thought about what was happening right in front of me! I guess, however, that's a good thing because I have put in an ample amount of detecting in many locations with many detectors and, thankfully, I have a lot of very good memories to recall. Sites that were a pleasure to hunt, specific detector models that meant / mean a lot to me for the great service they provided. And especially for so many people who I call friends. People I admire for their determination to get out and have fun, and for so many grand conversations I have had with some of them.

Well, staying inside today as they say we are headed to about 103° so I'll enjoy the AC, work on unpacking more and getting organized .... but try not to tire myself out. I am planning on a late afternoon / evening hunt full of unexpected target recoveries, and a lot more reflecting on the good times as stored in my memory bank.

Monte

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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/01/2020 11:03AM by Monte.
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Hoping all the lost coins under shady trees haven't been found.thinking

Monte 121 July 16, 2020 07:24AM

8-1 AM .. Late start .. Shady, partly overcast, 77°.

Monte 67 August 01, 2020 11:02AM

Trees worked Wednesday morning were few in number.

Monte 69 July 30, 2020 05:39AM

Re: shady tree coin recovery

Sodbuster 79 July 19, 2020 10:57AM

Coin positions when encountering a good root structure. confused smiley

Monte 85 July 19, 2020 12:29PM

Finding your Roots -

UtahRich 77 July 20, 2020 02:09PM

Re: Finding your Roots -

D&P-OR 76 July 20, 2020 03:11PM

Roots - Roots - Roots

UtahRich 73 July 20, 2020 04:04PM

Correct ... physical challenges, like tree roots, turn many away from target recovery. N/T

Monte 64 July 21, 2020 05:50AM

Re: Hoping all the lost coins under shady trees haven't been found.thinking

D&P-OR 92 July 16, 2020 09:47AM

Maybe around here close which is why I'll pop over to Idaho.

Monte 87 July 18, 2020 05:51AM

Re: Maybe around here close which is why I'll pop over to Idaho.

D&P-OR 86 July 18, 2020 09:56AM

We can forget that some newcomers are toting a shovel. There are other real problems for quite some time now.sad smiley

Monte 99 July 18, 2020 10:41AM

Re: We can forget that some newcomers are toting a shovel. There are other real problems for quite some time now.sad smiley

jmaryt 90 July 18, 2020 04:26PM

Re: We can forget that some newcomers are toting a shovel. There are other real problems for quite some time now.sad smiley

NWCindy 83 July 19, 2020 03:44PM

Re: they don't care thumbs up

Sodbuster 84 July 19, 2020 11:06AM

Re: they don't care thumbs up

jmaryt 81 July 19, 2020 09:03PM

Re: they don't care thumbs up

WM6 78 July 19, 2020 04:40PM

Re: We can forget that some newcomers are toting a shovel. There are other real problems for quite some time now.sad smiley

Timbertodd 83 July 18, 2020 01:36PM



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