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PARTICIPANT'S REPORTS: The 5th WTHO .. Nevada .. May 18-21, 2016

May 23, 2017 02:40AM avatar
Our 5th Welcome-to-Hunt Outing to Wells, Nevada was held Thursday, May 18th thru Sunday, May 21st. As with any-and-all WTHO's there are a few guarantees I have to share, and those are:

We can't forecast and guarantee the weather.

We can't guarantee that everyone will put their search coil over a potentially good target.

We can't assure everyone that they will enjoy the scenery, the road conditions, the ground mineral and vegetation challenges, or that sites will be free of ticks, snakes, or other unwelcome critters.

What you can expect is to enjoy the learning that can come your way by hunting some different and challenging locations. Tips and examples you might pick up from other folks attending an outing who have ample experience working these types of sites. And you are guaranteed to meet a lot of new people and renew your friendships with others who joined in the fun these WTHO's provided before.

This 5th Outing was no different. We had windy, and some wet, weather a few days prior, along with dropping temperatures and snow and hail joining the windy and chilly days leading up to this WTHO. Matter-of-fact, we awoke in the early morning of the 18th, our first day, with a light snow covering our vehicles and the lawn at about 28°. Then a few intermittent showers, passing clouds and some sunbreaks that day, along with the wind, we had clear roadways and easy drive into the different ghost town locations.

That day Ralph G. and his son Isaac, from Utah, set up their campsite in the 'old town' section of Cobre. Greg & Jen B., in from Illinois, headed into the 'downtown' section of Cobre from Wendover where they were staying. This was Greg & Jen's first WTHO ... 'Welcome !' ... as well as the first time he's experienced our 'Relic Hunting' challenges out west, plus he's been more of an Urban Coin Hunter.

Others who arrived early from California, Oregon and Utah were staying in Wells and adventured out to Cobre and one or two other towns to get things underway that day as well. Most on this outing had worked these same places once or more during the first four Outings and knew where to go. What we all wanted to determine was just what type of conditions these locations had to offer, and after the very wet winter we experienced in a lot of the west, to include these planned town sites, we had to face a fresh abundance of weed growth. It was bad enough to restrict access to quite a bit of otherwise huntable area in most of the towns.

Each of the towns on our list got visited at least once, and some two or more times, either as a main bunch of us hunting or on a 'scouting mission' by one or two in the group. We had several former Outing participants unable to make this trip due to work or family commitments, etc., and didn't even have one make it from the Nevada group, and some former attending folks from Arizona, California and Washington also didn't make it. sad smiley

But, as usual, we also had the pleasure of meeting new additions to our WTHO Contact List who did make this trip, to include Greg & Jen B. from Illinois (as already mentioned), Roger P. from Oregon, and Tom R. from California (another Urban Coin Hunter we hope to convert to a Relic Hunting 'regular') . 'Welcome' to them all as we really enjoy the time we get to spend hunting with others who are new to this style of hunting and type of site condition .... and can put up with some of the regular characters who make these Outings. grinning smiley

Attending this 5th WTHO were a lot of us who have made one or more, or all, of the first four WTHO's, or they are new to this excitement and included in the list below listed alphabetically:

Gregg A., Greg & Jen B., Monte B., Eric B., Kyle & Diana B., Ralph G., Isaac G., Rich H., George L., Roger P., Tom R., Brian W. and Gregg Z.

(If I missed anyone please jog my memory and I'll correct this. thinking )

I will ask all 15 WTHO Participants who made it to this adventure to please post under this thread your comments about this May Outing, any finds you made, either digging & screening or metal detecting, and if you would, please post the make and model of the detector(s) and coil(s) used. Naturally, if you have any photos to attach, those would also be welcome.

'Thank You' ... and remember, our 6th WTHO is just around the corner in June, on the 8th thru 11th in Eastern Oregon out of Vale.

Monte

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

Stinkwater Wells
Trading Post

Metal Detector Evaluations and Product Reviews
'How-To' help for Coin & Jewelry Hunting, Relic Hunting and Useful Techniques.

My Regular-Use Detector Team are various models from: Makro, Nokta, Tesoro and White's
Pinpointers: Using Nokta and Makro and Uniprobe Pointers.
Headphones: Using Killer B's 'Hornet' and White's Pro Star and Detector Pro's Uniprobe ... All w/'tank style' ear cups.
Recovery Tools: Using White's Ground Hawg Shovel and DigMaster digging tools.
Note: Detectors are listed alphabetically by Brand. Models are chosen as desired based on search site conditions.
Other models on-hand for 'Specialty Use.'
Additional search coils. mounted on spare lower-rods, are on-hand in my Accessory Coil Tote.


*** All working well today to make memories for tomorrow. ***

monte@stinkwaterwells.com .. or .. monte@ahrps.org
(503) 481-8147




Edited 4 time(s). Last edit at 04/30/2018 02:30PM by Monte.
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Remfire 265 May 27, 2017 03:28PM

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NWCindy 299 May 24, 2017 03:47PM

Nice Finds.

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OregonGregg 311 May 24, 2017 08:32AM

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