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  1. Garimpo, Rokons come up here occasionally, would shipping and mordidas make it impractical to buy one in USA and ship? Jeff
  2. Not as yet, is that why they call them Ice Boxes??
  3. The fellow loading rocks into my truck was a great help, a carpenter from Breckenridge Co. Marathon runner, great shape and attitude. We were glad to have him along. He had three large german sheps. My Aussie tried to get cranky with them and they just laughed and ran circles around her... Great trip. Jeff
  4. Hi all, About three weeks ago I had the pleasure of spending five days at Gold Basin with Shep, Tommy, Frank C,The Farmer, and some other legends of the southwest whose names escape me at the moment. As far as I can recollect a good time was had by all. I spent several days spying on Shep as he tried to find his way back to a previously productive wash, alas, he searched, but in vain... The fragrance of blooming desert flora and the wafting scent of skunk visited us most evenings... The sage was wonderfully aromatic... The vittles were without peer in their flavor and plentitude... Three cheers for the chefs... So long story longer.... Everyone was pretty empty handed at the end of the adventure, however Shep did ferret out two GB space rocks on the last day... I managed to find three minus one small nugs for a total of maybe one + gram... I think the dog ate one as it disappeared... My thanks to Frank C. for the pointy finger and the camp hosts for great cusine.. On the way back to Ca. I stopped by Lake Havasu to say hi to Patrick, he was kind enough to give me a tour of the area... The following day I headed back to the hills solo as Patrick was working... I had a wonderful time driving up one wash and then another, looking for an area to detect... Late in the afternoon I was up at the end of a narrow wash, it deteriorated into sheer bedrock and stopped forward progress, however there was a rather steep trail heading north out of said wash... I carefully surveyed it for two seconds and said, " Well this don't look so bad, I'll just creep slowly up it ", I mean I was driving a FWD F-150, what could possible go wrong??? Got about one hundred fifty yards and loose rock, gravity, and off camber curve conspired to slip me gracefully sideways looking downhill with my low side a foot or so lower than my hi side... Undeterred I removed material from under the hi side and stacked rock in a path on the low side, lovely... No worky.. And so humbled I embarked to a lofty precipice and called Patrick.. Help.. I lit a fire on a hill top and waited... He put his trusty GPS to work and came bumping up the wash in the still night air. Still the wonderful smell of sage wafting about.. We surveyed the situation and decided it would be prudent to return in the light of day to do the rescue... Back he delivered me to my toyhauler at the State Campground at the lake, it was nice to be home... I talked to a neighbor I had met in camp who is a great guy and an avid off-roader from Colorado and he said he would be happy to adventure forth the following day to assist...Strapping lad, good experience, OK. The next morning Patrick showed up bright eyed and bushy tailed and off we went to rescue my truck... Got there and Patrick loaned me his tire deflators, great idea, and the neighbor and I loaded up the bed of the truck with about eight hundred pounds of rock... With good guidance I was able to get the truck down to a flatter area and jockey it ninety degrees to the SW. Patrick said "Use this line, it works, I know", I did and it did, crawled right out easy like, no spin, no bounce.... Long story ends... I said to Patrick,"Let me fill your gas tank and take care of the rescue strap you picked up for me"... He smiled and said, " Catch me next time, it is what we do"... "I learned that from Shep ". So I rambled lots here but I just wanted to let everyone know that is how these guys roll. I have not met a better bunch of people. Thank you again Patrick. Happy Happy Happy Huntin Y'all. Jeff
  5. Had a great time Shep, thanks for the gormett meals, hats off toTom fer his culinary skills!! Thanks to Frank fer the pointy finger, there must be symptom by that three foot barrel cactus :o Havin more fun then should be legal in Lake Havasu area thanks to Patricks expert guiding and rescue skills . Beautiful evening by the lake.. Be well amigos, Jeff No gold found but little trash and two targets turned out to be 50 Cal. Brass from ww2 arial gunnery practice,
  6. Shep, Are you and Tommy in situ yet ?? Happy Huntin, Jeff
  7. Patrick, I still have to remember if I am coming or going, very challenging
  8. I spoke with Beau today and he was extremely helpful, very knowledgable about the RV industry, answered all of my questions and then some! He is a great addition to this group. Thanks again Beau. Jeff
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    Another well scribed sandy narrative, good on ya Bucket. Really neat to be out there with your daughter.
  10. Bill, I have run into you in the field on a few occasions and you have always been very helpful, sharing your wisdom and good nature freely. You have taken your time to assist me via the fone on several occasions, and I don't think I ever bought anything from you, well, a hermit pick at a GB outing. It is people like you who make this mad endeavor even more enjoyable. Keep doin what you do best and thanks for keeping this forum smoking... Jeff
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    Kat's Car

    Johnno, Hoping you and Kat had a Merry Christmas and you did not git blowed up whilst reviving that critter. Passed by LAX on the way to and from OC Christmas Eve and thought about you, hope all is well. Best, Jeff
  12. Hi Frank, just revisitin this again, it was sure a great gettogether. Great people with wonderful helpful attitudes about life. Thanks again for the crystals and give me a shout if you get to Californication!!!! Jeff G.
  13. Good people, grate weather, cold beer.... Nice to see some old faces and meet new ones. Thanks to Frank for the crystals. Thanks to Bill and Jumpin Joe for direction on setting up the 5000 and pointing out a space rock... Wowza !!! Jeff
  14. Happy Birthday Shep, Glad ur still out amongst them, keep on Beeeepin!!! Jeff
  15. I want to go to Australia to find some gold. :)

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