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What an awesome trip! I'm ready to go back already!

June 13, 2017 05:52PM
I had a great time last weekend. It was very nice to meet up with those I'd detected with before, and meet a few new people as well. The weather was great, the scenery was amazing, and the sites were full of history! I really couldn't have asked for more (except a coin or two) and the trip exceeded my expectations! Thank you Monte, Monte Jr and Gregg for putting this outing together, sharing your sites, and inviting us all.

My trip started very early Thursday morning, flying onto to Boise from Las Vegas. Summer has already started for us in the desert of southern Nevada (Supposed to be 111 degrees on Saturday), so the cool mountain weather was a nice break. After arriving in Boise, I rented a car and drove 2.5 hours up into the mountains before I reached Lonesome Arch. I detected there for a few hours Thursday Afternoon. I found a few items of interest that first day, namely a two pronged buckle dated 1860 and an old rusty meat cleaver. After detecting a bit in Lonesome Arch, I stopped for a few minutes in Lonetree, before heading back to Ontario for the night. I took a different route back to Ontario than I came in on, making somewhat of a loop. The drive back was so beautiful, I almost wanted to fly fish the creek the rest of the weekend, rather than detect. (I said almost)

So Friday morning I headed back up, taking the same route as the night before. I arrived in Lonetree to find most everyone already detecting, and to hear that a 1836 Capped bust dime had been found the night before! I detected Lonetree the entire day Friday. I covered a lot of ground that day using the XP Deus the first half and my Fisher f19 the second half. I found a lot of interesting items, including my first (and then second) ever oxen shoe, an old rim fire shell casing, lots of crudely forged iron pieces of mining history, a few underwear buttons, tons of tin and square nails. Lonetree is definitely an interesting site. I really enjoyed the scenery here, and being able to watch the distant storm clouds roll in over the mountain ranges. Its exciting to be at a site so old, where the inhabitants had so little, and still be able to find stuff. Towards the end of the day on Friday, I thought I'd head back over to Lonesome arch and see how everyone else was doing. When I got there, everyone else had left, so I spent an hour or two by myself just wandering. The birds were singing, storm clouds continued rolling through, and the wild rose bushes planted so many years ago were blooming such a brilliant yellow, the pictures truly do not do them justice. Just before I left Lonesome arch I visited the surprisingly well maintained cemetery. I walked through reading the names and dates of the people who lived and died there. Some lived very full lives, others weren't so lucky. The Diven family who lost four kids all in a week around Christmas, 1877 really hit me hard.

Saturday I detected Lonesome Arch all day. What a beautiful site for a town. Again, I divided my detecting time between the XP Deus and the F19. I covered a lot of ground around the town, and found some very interesting finds. A few more buttons, an old safety pin, a drawer pull, and a beautiful Rosette design piece I think came off a horse bridle. Of course there was more rusty tin cans and square nails too. I did find one nice stag tobacco tin with the paint still intact. I accidently pierced it right through the middle with my pick, and it was covered in ants, so I left it be.

Saturday evening was the picnic dinner at the Vale city Park. Had a great time chatting with everyone and seeing their finds from the weekend. There were some amazing finds, including chinese cash coins, seated dimes, the 1836 capped bust dime, a civil war era eagle buckle, a tiny little turtle shaped charm, and much more.

Sunday most of us met over at Cow Hollow park. It was a CCC camp in the 1930s and a Japanese internment camp in the 1940s. There was a lot of can slaw about, but finds were still made. My only find of interest was a 1954 Wheat Cent . I really enjoyed detecting with everyone and chatting with Monte. Thanks Monte for going over a few of your machines, settings, and nailboard tests. At noon, I left to fly back home to the desert. I got home late but its was nice to see my family again. Thanks again to everyone for making this trip such an epic adventure. I'd do it again in a heartbeat. Hope to see you all at the next outing!
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PARTICIPANT REPORTS from the 6th WTHO in EASTERN OREGON:

Monte 280 June 12, 2017 01:49PM

Put together a video of my finds

GISGUY 229 June 24, 2017 04:36PM

Ryan, "Thank You' for (1).. The colorful and informative video of our 6th WTHO

Monte 143 June 25, 2017 03:45AM

Re: Put together a video of my finds

NWCindy 144 June 24, 2017 05:45PM

Re: Put together a video of my finds

GISGUY 138 June 25, 2017 01:05AM

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Remfire 188 June 16, 2017 05:47AM

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Goondock 140 June 17, 2017 11:52PM

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Utah1971 142 June 17, 2017 03:10AM

Thank

Remfire 156 June 17, 2017 04:15AM

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Utah1971 165 June 18, 2017 02:42AM

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NWCindy 141 June 18, 2017 04:30AM

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Utah1971 137 June 18, 2017 02:55PM

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Remfire 125 June 18, 2017 03:29AM

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Utah1971 127 June 18, 2017 03:38AM

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silverhound2 157 June 17, 2017 12:12AM

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Sodbuster 139 June 16, 2017 05:15PM

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NWCindy 155 June 16, 2017 02:06PM

Nice report and more good photos (except the last one).

Monte 157 June 16, 2017 10:20AM

Re: PARTICIPANT REPORTS what machines was everyone swinging just curious

Kickindirt 198 June 15, 2017 04:46PM

What machines was everyone swinging? Well, from memory

Monte 211 June 15, 2017 07:16PM

Re: What machines was everyone swinging? Well, from memory

D&P-OR 155 June 16, 2017 12:04AM

'Thank You' Del. I thought you might have been, but

Monte 159 June 16, 2017 12:10AM

Good Ones.

OregonGregg 157 June 15, 2017 06:34PM

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silverhound2 261 June 15, 2017 05:16AM

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NWCindy 172 June 15, 2017 09:23PM

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Kickindirt 156 June 15, 2017 04:44PM

That Buckle sure did....

OregonGregg 156 June 15, 2017 01:36PM

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Remfire 150 June 15, 2017 01:28PM

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silverhound2 132 June 17, 2017 12:21AM

Artifact cleaning, and CHP finds.

Monte 152 June 15, 2017 01:40PM

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NWCindy 214 June 15, 2017 10:27AM

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silverhound2 127 June 17, 2017 12:25AM

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Utah1971 169 June 14, 2017 12:54PM

What an awesome trip! I'm ready to go back already! Attachments

GISGUY 254 June 13, 2017 05:52PM

Re: What an awesome trip! I'm ready to go back already! Attachments

DesertRokon 124 June 20, 2017 11:07PM

Glad you enjoyed the Outing, and 'Thank You' for the

Monte 173 June 15, 2017 01:48PM

Re: What an awesome trip! I'm ready to go back already!

Goondock 170 June 14, 2017 02:18PM

Re: What an awesome trip! I'm ready to go back already!

Kickindirt 195 June 14, 2017 12:18AM

Re: What an awesome trip! I'm ready to go back already!

NWCindy 159 June 13, 2017 06:59PM

Re: What an awesome trip! I'm ready to go back already!

GISGUY 161 June 13, 2017 08:40PM

and... a few more pics Attachments

GISGUY 235 June 13, 2017 05:56PM

Re: and... a few more pics

silverhound2 168 June 15, 2017 05:24AM

Re: and... a few more pics

Elbert 141 June 15, 2017 04:55AM

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Phindit 171 June 14, 2017 11:09PM

Re: and... a few more pics

Elbert 181 June 15, 2017 05:03AM

Re: and... a few more pics

NWCindy 161 June 13, 2017 07:01PM

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Elbert 211 June 13, 2017 01:48AM

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NWCindy 197 June 13, 2017 03:19AM

Hey El ...

OregonGregg 177 June 13, 2017 02:21AM

Posting on behalf of Tom B. Attachments

OregonGregg 258 June 12, 2017 04:01PM

Tom B. & crew, thanks for making the Outing, and

Monte 135 June 15, 2017 01:50PM

Another fun & surprising outing. Attachments

OregonGregg 271 June 12, 2017 03:42PM

All of the Outings we have are 'FUN,' and usually have some surprises

Monte 135 June 15, 2017 01:57PM

Re: Another fun & surprising outing.

Goondock 158 June 14, 2017 02:32PM

Re: Another fun & surprising outing.

D&P-OR 157 June 13, 2017 05:52AM

Re: Another fun & surprising outing.

NWCindy 159 June 13, 2017 07:03PM

Re: Another fun & surprising outing.

Remfire 191 June 13, 2017 04:45AM

Re: Another fun & surprising outing.

Kickindirt 157 June 13, 2017 03:48AM

Re: Another fun & surprising outing.

GISGUY 139 June 13, 2017 08:41PM

Re: Another fun & surprising outing.

NWCindy 153 June 12, 2017 11:54PM

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Goondock 253 June 12, 2017 03:23PM

Just two years into this great putdoor sport and

Monte 144 June 15, 2017 02:02PM

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Goondock 162 June 14, 2017 02:24PM

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NWCindy 160 June 12, 2017 04:57PM

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Goondock 155 June 14, 2017 02:25PM

Very Nice.

OregonGregg 158 June 12, 2017 03:52PM

Re: Very Nice.

Goondock 161 June 14, 2017 02:29PM



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