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PARTICIPANT'S REPORTS: The 7th WTHO .. Eastern Oregon .. April 26-29, 2018

April 30, 2018 07:07AM avatar
We held our 7th Welcome-to-Hunt Outing on April 26th thru 29th based out of Vale in Eastern Oregon. Our primary hunt sites were three gold mining era townsites that activity starting about 1863 - '64. Two of the towns had a brief history of active existence but the third site had a start date of about 1868 and had a limited existence until the mid 1950's. The most active period was from 1868 thru the Depression Era and slightly longer.

Some of the attendees headed out for home on Sunday, the last day of the outing, and a storm had moved in and brought rain showers before sunrise that day. A few were able to linger and enjoy a little early day hunting on the 29th at a fourth location which was a ranching/farming region ghost town.

The first three days we enjoyed fantastic weather with ample sunshine and highs of 79° and 84° on Thursday and Friday, and a mix of sun and clouds on Saturday with a high of 60° at the elevation of those town sites. The 4th day was cooler, cloudy and showery, especially at the three gold mining era townsites.

This WTHO had a total of 20 attendees, and 17 of us were able to gather for a group dinner at Willow Creek Café on Saturday evening to show some of our finds, discuss the event and get to know each other a little better. We have at 17 to 25 people make each of the Outings so this one was right in the 'average' middle in size of people.

Weather was really enjoyable, but in my forty-nine years of Relic Hunting I have never, and I mean never, encountered such a high number of ticks! Most were smaller-size than normal, possibly because it's early in the season, but they were out there in unbelievable quantity, hiding out on the sagebrush and weeds while eagerly awaiting anyone to brush by so they could get a ride.

More annoying than the ticks ... maybe ... was the ever present, and sometimes especially abundant, 'rusty tin.' Other ferrous and non-ferrous debris certainly was encountered, but large, medium, small, and annoyingly numerous tiny shards of decaying tin put a challenge in place that we all had to deal with as best we could.

But there were quite a few interesting finds made by those who out in their time at 'Lost,' a little more at 'Lone Tree,' mostly at 'Lonesome Arch,' and due to a rainy Sunday the last day at 'Rippville.'

Now, let's here the comments by participants at the first WTHO of 2018 who can share their observations, experiences and comments of the finds they made. Naturally, photos are welcome as they tell their story and show some of the results of their efforts afield.

Monte



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 04/30/2018 02:40PM by Monte.
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PARTICIPANT'S REPORTS: The 7th WTHO .. Eastern Oregon .. April 26-29, 2018

Monte 340 April 30, 2018 07:07AM

My Eastern Oregon finds..... Attachments

Goondock 231 May 12, 2018 12:51PM

Quite a few interesting or fun finds.

Monte 165 May 13, 2018 07:39AM

Re: My Eastern Oregon finds.....

silverhound2 145 May 12, 2018 10:59PM

Re: My Eastern Oregon finds.....

Rdunzl 183 May 12, 2018 09:40PM

Re: My Eastern Oregon finds.....

NWCindy 149 May 12, 2018 07:23PM

Re: My Eastern Oregon finds.....

OregonGregg 144 May 12, 2018 06:29PM

Re: My Eastern Oregon finds.....

Utah1971 140 May 12, 2018 06:06PM

Outing Results -

Rich (Utah) 223 May 03, 2018 10:16PM

Glad you made it to the Outing, Rich. An e-trac?

Monte 191 May 04, 2018 06:38AM

An Etrac In Oregon?

Rich (Utah) 167 May 04, 2018 09:44PM

Monte's results from the 7th WTHO.

Monte 228 May 03, 2018 08:59PM

Re: Monte's results from the 7th WTHO.

Kickindirt 172 May 04, 2018 08:32PM

Re: Monte's results from the 7th WTHO.

NWCindy 168 May 03, 2018 09:24PM

Re: PARTICIPANT'S REPORTS: The 7th WTHO .. Eastern Oregon .. April 26-29, 2018 Attachments

Remfire 251 May 02, 2018 11:28PM

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Kickindirt 171 May 03, 2018 08:50PM

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NWCindy 215 May 03, 2018 05:41PM

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OregonGregg 182 May 03, 2018 06:59AM

Roger, a 'Thank You' for contributing to the 'group enjoyment.'

Monte 181 May 03, 2018 06:54AM

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Remfire 189 May 02, 2018 11:32PM

Re: PARTICIPANT'S REPORTS: The 7th WTHO .. Eastern Oregon .. April 26-29, 2018 Attachments

Rdunzl 279 May 02, 2018 04:30PM

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Kickindirt 164 May 02, 2018 09:43PM

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OregonGregg 162 May 03, 2018 06:51AM

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Rdunzl 159 May 02, 2018 10:21PM

A double-up on 1800's era coins. thumbs up

Monte 190 May 02, 2018 06:43PM

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OregonGregg 182 May 02, 2018 05:57PM

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Rdunzl 167 May 02, 2018 06:12PM

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NWCindy 191 May 02, 2018 04:37PM

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Rdunzl 171 May 02, 2018 04:46PM

Re: PARTICIPANT'S REPORTS: smileys with diet Dr. Pepper float

Kickindirt 248 May 02, 2018 01:55PM

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Rdunzl 158 May 02, 2018 10:42PM

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OregonGregg 155 May 02, 2018 05:59PM

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NWCindy 153 May 02, 2018 04:22PM

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Kickindirt 185 May 02, 2018 05:07PM

I'm glad you made it to the Outing!

Monte 149 May 02, 2018 02:37PM

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silverhound2 249 May 01, 2018 11:17PM

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NWCindy 165 May 02, 2018 04:25PM

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Kickindirt 154 May 02, 2018 01:35PM

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OregonGregg 230 May 02, 2018 07:35AM

Ray, 'Thank You' for your comments and photos.

Monte 183 May 02, 2018 02:02AM

Re: PARTICIPANT'S REPORTS: The 7th WTHO .. Eastern Oregon .. April 26-29, 2018 Attachments

Utah1971 265 April 30, 2018 10:35PM

Eric, except for that slithery thing ... nice finds and it was great you made the Outing.

Monte 216 May 01, 2018 05:25AM

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Kickindirt 204 May 01, 2018 12:19AM

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OregonGregg 186 April 30, 2018 10:46PM

Zincoln's finds...and a great time spent with good people Attachments

zincoln 287 April 30, 2018 10:21PM

Zincoln, it seems you had a rewarding outing and 'pre' outing.

Monte 189 May 01, 2018 08:45AM

Re: Zincoln's finds...and a great time spent with good people

Kickindirt 185 May 01, 2018 12:24AM

Re: Zincoln's finds...and a great time spent with good people

Utah1971 164 April 30, 2018 10:40PM

Very nice finds and...

OregonGregg 181 April 30, 2018 10:33PM

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NWCindy 223 April 30, 2018 07:08PM

Re: Participant's Reports of our 7th WTHO. Attachments

GISGUY 327 April 30, 2018 02:03PM

Ryan, I wish I would have found that button!!

Monte 187 May 01, 2018 08:58AM

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Utah1971 173 April 30, 2018 10:45PM

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NWCindy 162 April 30, 2018 09:02PM

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OregonGregg 195 April 30, 2018 07:25PM

Re: Gregg and Bob

Kickindirt 237 April 30, 2018 05:36PM

Oh dear !!!

OregonGregg 228 April 30, 2018 02:11PM

Re: Oh dear !!!

GISGUY 214 April 30, 2018 03:11PM

Re: Oh dear !!!

OregonGregg 187 April 30, 2018 04:23PM

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glabelle 254 April 30, 2018 12:21PM

George, you made an interesting find. confused smiley

Monte 188 May 01, 2018 09:15AM

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Remfire 226 April 30, 2018 01:33PM

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zincoln 275 April 30, 2018 12:42PM

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glabelle 193 April 30, 2018 02:14PM

Was a really fun time on the 7th WTHO. Attachments

OregonGregg 332 April 30, 2018 08:25AM

Yes, WTHO #7 is in the books and #8 is coming soon!

Monte 164 May 01, 2018 09:28AM

Re: Was a really fun time on the 7th WTHO.

Utah1971 178 April 30, 2018 10:57PM

Re: Was a really fun time on the 7th WTHO.

OregonGregg 175 May 01, 2018 05:23PM

Was a really fun time on the 7th WTHO.

Rich (Utah) 213 April 30, 2018 04:35PM

Re: Was a really fun time on the 7th WTHO.

OregonGregg 197 April 30, 2018 07:28PM

Re: Was a really fun time on the 7th WTHO.

GISGUY 192 April 30, 2018 09:23AM

Turned out pretty good Attachments

OregonGregg 288 April 30, 2018 09:43AM

Re: Turned out pretty good

GISGUY 199 April 30, 2018 10:42AM



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