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  1. "Hay",.................... You guys said that you where going to invite me along with ya next time ??!!!! Course that was like two-years-or-so-ago Glad you are getting on the gold now that it has cooled off a bit. Gary
  2. Nice looking gold mariposa,........you must have found a war zone considering all the shells, lead and buckshot; nice clean bedrock too. Gary
  3. Dang Tom,....How do you kneel down onto all that jagged bedrock without knee protection???????????? I'm in pain just looking at that. Gary
  4. Got Soaked twice today. But it felt GREAT compared to all that summer heat-crap!!! Gary
  5. Yea, in the past, especially during the summer months I would usually use a "Mosquito net head covering" and carry a can of OFF bug spray with me to ward-off the biting fly's (deer fly's) that won't let you alone up here on and around the Lynx Creek area. But I had never been down to this area (this was in the lower desert area) just after a "late" monsoon storm, so I didn't even think about being prepared for an all-out-attack of famished-skeeters that day. And as for them arguing where to eat me,...there was no arguing about it,.............it was right there just outside my pickup door!!!..............SO, yea TOM H.,.... better start bringing along some mosquito netting for you head and the OFF bug spray works pretty good as well. Oh yea, I ran this experience on Rob Allison's forum and he came back and said that his horses have been hit especially hard this year from multiple mosquito bites down outside the Phoenix area where he lives as well. .........Now where did I last-pack that mosquito netting and can of OFF bug spray last year?????????????? Gary
  6. I have been working on my house up here most every day since April (of this year) UGH ; making repairs, upgrades, painting inside and out etc., etc., etc. all for the sole purpose of putting it on the market to sell. So, due to that purpose and because of the excessive heat, I haven't been out much, nor down into the lower desert areas...and have also become antzeeeee and rar'n to get back out. ...Well about a week-or-so ago we where getting some fairly good (late) monsoon rains and I saw on Accuweather where they where slamming an area pretty hard that I wanted to explore. I had been to the area and had found some gold, but not much as most of the exposed bedrock in the wash was pooled-up at each time I was there. So I figured on returning to the area once the summer heat had dried up the wash. So this late monsoon storm should have been a great time go back down there. ...Now, I usually pride myself in being prepared for most-all situations when out in the field: I carry two hydraulic jacks, a come-along, chains, cable, two spare tires, extra water for the radiator, extra water for me, snake gaters, an extra battery for my detector. etc., etc., etc.,etc........................But I wasn't at all prepared for what I ran into that next morning.... While making my way down a very rough road I observed that there was fresh green grass all over the hills and valleys and thought: "Boy i'll bet these cows are just loving all this fresh green grass that had sprouted due to the monsoon rains of-late". I finally made it down into the wash where I wanted to go. Two washes had actually merged together, and when I got to the spot where I figured on parking my pickup I was surprised to see that all the water had been blocked or backed up (somehow), which had formed a very large pond-like-lake of still and standing water?!!?? So, that was as far as I could drive without getting stuck in the mud. I thought I'd walk on down and take a better look at the situation, so I no more than got out of my pickup, walked about 10 ft. down the wash when I was completely covered with, and being bombarded by "hoards" of very hungry mosquito's. I had a long sleeve shirt on and it was "peppered-with" them all over. They were all over my exposed hands, and I had to slap them off of my face, ears, and eyes. These weren't just a few here and there buzz'n me, there where so many that I had a hard time breathing because I would suck them in when I inhaled!!!! It was kind of like those caribou herds up in Alaska that are being attacked by the mosquito's where they are trying to get rid of them by flapping their heads and ears around, and trying to outrun them. So, I ran back to my pickup, got in and slammed the door,.........and about 10-20 of the persistent critters followed me in!!!!! I took my ball cap off and was thrashing them as they tried to escape via the windows. When I got those in the cab of my pickup under control, I didn't want to have a completely wasted day due to these blood sucking critters, so I grabbed my detector and back pack and made a mad-dash for the hillside (figuring that "maybe" they where just in the wash close-to the accumulated-water-pond(lake)). The grass on the hillside was almost a foot long in spots and was very wet from the rainstorm from the night before. As I struggled and made my way up the hillside the mosquito's were NOT getting any fewer, and the more I walked thru the wet brush and grass the worse conditions got!!!!! Even with a small breeze they just weren't leaving. So, (disappointed as I was) I made my way back down the hillside toward my pickup,.. thrashing and slapping my face, ears, and wildly-in-the-air; and vowed to return "After" the first freeze hits that bug-infested area. I think that the last couple monsoon rains (because they came so late in the year this year) had triggered a massive mosquito-hatching (outbreak) in that area, and when they hatched, they popped-out Very Aggressive and Hungry for blood. I just happened to become the menu-of-the-day, as I became Prey..................just something else to stick-ya, stab-ya, poke-ya, jab-ya, and scratch-ya out there in the Arizona desert,............YEEEE..HAAAAAA. Gary
  7. Well, "There-ya-go",.............That's right, it was $9.00 to ship them to ya,............I hope you qualified??? to have speakers "included" in the new headphones???? I really wasn't sure if I did until I actually got mine in the mail from them........ You really can't expect much these days and only spend $9 bucks for them . ..............,....Just messing with-yaaaaaaaaaaaa... Gary
  8. Hey NvAuMiner, I just found my shipping receipt for those Koss UR30's. As I remember, the only thing that I had to pay was to ship them to KOSS, plus whatever they charge ($15-20) to ship the new ones to me. I just put an explanation in the box as to what the headphones where doing (issues) and shipped them to the following address: Koss Stereophones, 4129 N. Port Washington Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53212>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Their phone # to contact them (as per exact-dollar-amount (send a check) to mail with the old headphones) is: 800-872-5677. Hope this helps,....Gary
  9. Hello NvAuMiner,.... As Bill Southern will probably chime-in and tell you as well>>>>>>> those Koss UR30's have a Lifetime Warranty on them; so if you are having issues with them just contact Bill for the mail-to address to return them. The company will probably send you a brand new pair for nothing,....at least that's what they did when I returned mine last season. I also use and recommend a pair of Black Widow's. Gary
  10. Are you anywhere near the Texas hill country of Kerrville?? I had an old navy buddy who was raised on his parents ranch around there. I think it was the Black Eagle Ranch???
  11. "Great" advice Luke,.....I might also add that it would be more important to bring an extra (charged) battery along instead of a different size coil. It has "definitely" been my experience (and regret) in the past that I did not do this. It has happened to me twice over the years where I no more than get to a possible spot, start swinging and within about an hour (or-so) my detector gives me a loud noise indicating that the battery is too low, and/or is die'ng. Those batteries weaken over time due to usage, follow-up chagings, and re-usage. And if you are way out in the bush, there's no point in "waist'n a good detecting day because you don't have a back up battery. Gary
  12. Well Alright Luke,.....I'm with ya,.....Let's steer it back on course;....These are from a season or two back as well........And maybe we can see if we can get together for a few new-patch hunts this season???? I am about to get cabin fever from not getting out due to the heat. I do have a good roll up mattress that will fit in the back of my pickup (for the outing) as long as I move my spare tire. Gary
  13. You have definitely said a mouth-full in that first sentence, as I feel the same. My wife and I love dogs as well,..we are just a bit partial toward poodles. But we don't think that 'ANY' dog should be abandoned, nor treated that way. Those are God's creatures, and there will be a "Reckoning" of 'A'-Holes like that,...........I only wish that I would be the one doing it. Thanks again for your kindness.
  14. Yea, the last couple of months have been just too hot for me to get out, so I have been spending my time getting things done around my house (painting, repairing, upgrading, etc) so I won't have to stop and do them when the weather cools off (hopefully in a month-or-so). I was sort of thinking of going to the outing this year, as I have not made any of the prior ones in the past. I just don't have a camper or RV to sleep in, so I may just come for one day. That's some pretty nice looking gold in the photo,.....Is that some relatively new-found-gold your'e weighing up there, or some that you have accumulated for a while??? Looks like some of it is flat, smooth, and well traveled. Gary
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