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Hunting for an old . . .

August 21, 2020 11:36AM avatar
After hunting the ski runs at Mt Bachelor last week I did some research to locate some forgotten ski/recreation sites in our area. Wednesday I headed out while it was still cool with some general directions to a gathering place used in the 1920s. I located the road in the picture and detected some likely parking places. The USFS had let a thinning contract in this area a few years ago and the ground was churned up from machinery so I started hunting the road. No stuff the age I suspected would be there, but I did find these two 1941 nickels in the same hole, proving the old adage “check your holes.” The date of these and the 1942 wheat I found while bushwhacking back to my Jeep leads me to believe GIs found this spot also.

Wednesday evening a hunt buddy said “Let’s hunt Hoodoo” so Thursday morning we went up on the Santiam pass, but decided to try to find an old rope tow location nearby. After a miserable three hours of fighting through blow downs, young alders and manzanita brush we gave up, my only period finds were a Model A wheel And a 1926 wheat. After that adventure it was so hot we had nothing left for Hoodoo.

Instead we went on a sightseeing trip along the old Santiam Wagon Road from the 1800s. In a meadow along the road we hunted a bit and I found the nicest Eagle button I have ever found. James (Bullets and Buttons) identified it as an Army General Service coat button from a 1855 uniform.

I used my Deus with the original 11” coil and used the GM Power program and a custom program based on Deus Fast, raising iron volume to “2” and dropped the frequency to 8 KHz.
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Remfire 122 August 21, 2020 11:36AM

Re: Hunting for an old . . .

diggindeep 63 August 22, 2020 06:02AM

Re: Hunting for an old . . .nice keepers N/T

Kickindirt 61 August 22, 2020 05:21AM

Good outings, nice button, great story.thumbs up Thanks! N/T

Monte 54 August 21, 2020 08:00PM

Hunting for an old . . .

UtahRich 61 August 21, 2020 01:58PM

Re: Hunting for an old . . .

Timbertodd 58 August 21, 2020 01:46PM

Good to see you getting out!

zincoln 64 August 21, 2020 12:55PM

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OregonGregg 61 August 21, 2020 12:48PM



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