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

June 13, 2017 11:52AM
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'S REPORTS: The 6th WTHO .. Eastern Oregon .. June 8-11, 2016

Monte 486 June 12, 2017 07:49AM

Put together a video of my finds

GISGUY 441 June 24, 2017 10:36AM

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

Monte 241 June 24, 2017 09:45PM

Re: Put together a video of my finds

NWCindy 241 June 24, 2017 11:45AM

Re: Put together a video of my finds

GISGUY 232 June 24, 2017 07:05PM

Re: PARTICIPANT REPORTS from the 6th WTHO in EASTERN OREGON: Attachments

Remfire 292 June 15, 2017 11:47PM

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Goondock 236 June 17, 2017 05:52PM

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Utah1971 232 June 16, 2017 09:10PM

Thank

Remfire 285 June 16, 2017 10:15PM

Re: Thank Attachments

Utah1971 279 June 17, 2017 08:42PM

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NWCindy 243 June 17, 2017 10:30PM

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Utah1971 245 June 18, 2017 08:55AM

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Remfire 219 June 17, 2017 09:29PM

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Utah1971 213 June 17, 2017 09:38PM

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silverhound2 259 June 16, 2017 06:12PM

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Sodbuster 236 June 16, 2017 11:15AM

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NWCindy 236 June 16, 2017 08:06AM

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

Monte 253 June 16, 2017 04:20AM

Re: PARTICIPANT REPORTS what machines was everyone swinging just curious

Kickindirt 372 June 15, 2017 10:46AM

What machines was everyone swinging? Well, from memory

Monte 336 June 15, 2017 01:16PM

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

D&P-OR 253 June 15, 2017 06:04PM

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

Monte 281 June 15, 2017 06:10PM

Good Ones.

OregonGregg 273 June 15, 2017 12:34PM

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silverhound2 439 June 14, 2017 11:16PM

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NWCindy 286 June 15, 2017 03:23PM

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Kickindirt 259 June 15, 2017 10:44AM

That Buckle sure did....

OregonGregg 258 June 15, 2017 07:36AM

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Remfire 247 June 15, 2017 07:28AM

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silverhound2 223 June 16, 2017 06:21PM

Artifact cleaning, and CHP finds.

Monte 254 June 15, 2017 07:40AM

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NWCindy 368 June 15, 2017 04:27AM

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silverhound2 219 June 16, 2017 06:25PM

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Utah1971 260 June 14, 2017 06:54AM

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

GISGUY 437 June 13, 2017 11:52AM

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

DesertRokon 225 June 20, 2017 05:07PM

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

Monte 313 June 15, 2017 07:48AM

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

Goondock 283 June 14, 2017 08:18AM

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

Kickindirt 311 June 13, 2017 06:18PM

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

NWCindy 248 June 13, 2017 12:59PM

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

GISGUY 258 June 13, 2017 02:40PM

and... a few more pics Attachments

GISGUY 387 June 13, 2017 11:56AM

Re: and... a few more pics

silverhound2 265 June 14, 2017 11:24PM

Re: and... a few more pics

Elbert 255 June 14, 2017 10:55PM

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Phindit 279 June 14, 2017 05:09PM

Re: and... a few more pics

Elbert 273 June 14, 2017 11:03PM

Re: and... a few more pics

NWCindy 255 June 13, 2017 01:01PM

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Elbert 329 June 12, 2017 07:48PM

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NWCindy 303 June 12, 2017 09:19PM

Hey El ...

OregonGregg 330 June 12, 2017 08:21PM

Posting on behalf of Tom B. Attachments

OregonGregg 433 June 12, 2017 10:01AM

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

Monte 222 June 15, 2017 07:50AM

Another fun & surprising outing. Attachments

OregonGregg 426 June 12, 2017 09:42AM

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

Monte 230 June 15, 2017 07:57AM

Re: Another fun & surprising outing.

Goondock 262 June 14, 2017 08:32AM

Re: Another fun & surprising outing.

D&P-OR 264 June 12, 2017 11:52PM

Re: Another fun & surprising outing.

NWCindy 251 June 13, 2017 01:03PM

Re: Another fun & surprising outing.

Remfire 328 June 12, 2017 10:45PM

Re: Another fun & surprising outing.

Kickindirt 248 June 12, 2017 09:48PM

Re: Another fun & surprising outing.

GISGUY 245 June 13, 2017 02:41PM

Re: Another fun & surprising outing.

NWCindy 243 June 12, 2017 05:54PM

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Goondock 442 June 12, 2017 09:23AM

Just two years into this great putdoor sport and

Monte 225 June 15, 2017 08:02AM

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Goondock 269 June 14, 2017 08:24AM

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NWCindy 252 June 12, 2017 10:57AM

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Goondock 256 June 14, 2017 08:25AM

Very Nice.

OregonGregg 249 June 12, 2017 09:52AM

Re: Very Nice.

Goondock 278 June 14, 2017 08:29AM



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