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  1. Bill's forum down?

    Jen ... Turn offf onto the access road and park about 200 yards on the left. AZ State Trust Land ... You will need permit. Use ATV from there. Claims start just after the turn about 2-2.5 miles from where you park. You CAN use you 4x4 to get to the beginning of the claims but will need the ATV from there. Plus deep sand in some of the access road where the washes cross. Have fun ... get some gold.
  2. Bill's forum down?

    I can't answer that ... I said it might be there ... I have no control over when it gets posted ... I'm just one of the grunts with boots on the ground marking the claims on the ground. Just line the new claims with the old since it isn't on the website. I just checked the KPZ map 16 coordinates. New Claims aren't there yet. However if you use what I gave you you can get there. Lucky 10 lines up post to post with Lucky 9 and is the same size and orientation ... Lucky 11 is just south of Lucky 10 and lines up with the se and sw of Lucky 10. I don't have any other info. If you go out there you will find it market with brand new RRPC posts. Hope this helps.
  3. Bill's forum down?

    Jen ... Uncle Ron's maps are on his paper printed full scale. Go to the RRPC website and check there for the new claims ... Map 16 Lucky 10 and 11. Lucky 10 is just west of Lucky 9 ... shares its ne and se corner with 9's nw and sw corners. Have fun and watch for the rattlers ... I saw two while out there.
  4. ...And what is the other ear? ... Chopped Liver!? (sorry my early morning warped humor got the best of me.)
  5. Gpz and wet ground

    Hey Rockpile ... If you bought the detector from Rob brand new check the box your charger came in ... I have heard from a couple people that they found theirs shipped in that box. Looks like a giant over-sized washer about 1.5 inches in diameter x about a 1/4 inch thick, painted yellow just in case you have never seen one.
  6. Monster gold!

    That big hat looks familiar .... Dan? Can't make out the face in the picture. If it is you Tom you have a fellow prospector out there with a similar chapeau!
  7. There are a few of us that have hunted and found gold from the lake north toward the public panning area and a few of the tributary areas. It is there if you can put up with the trash.
  8. I have only had a chance to wear them for a couple hours ... was surprised that even though they were extra wide that they were a little narrower than I thought they would be. Now that was and is not a negative just an observation. I normally get a 10.5 EEE boot because of the sock I wear but this time I went with the 11 EEE because I was ticking my big and second toe toenail on the inside of the boot on long hikes or all day in very hot conditions with the old 10.5 EEE boots.. Secondly I like to wear a heavy boot sock ... or a sock liner and medium weight boot sock ... when I wear boots ... it prevents me from having blisters on a long, forced march into the wilderness chasing golden nuggets. I think these new boots are going to work out nicely for me once I get by something that I never expected or saw coming. Not sure why but a couple days after receiving the boots I got Gout in my left foot big toe! IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE BOOTS! Just wanted to make that perfectly clear. Once the Gout is handled and I can get back into the boots I will take them on a short hike to help break them in. Initial reaction though is ... YEA! I have a new pair of boots and they fit well!
  9. often have thought to get my license and a handheld for that very reason. I prospect a lot all by my lonesome and many times I am miles from the road. Also when hunting in the North Maine Woods one can find themselves 10-15 miles from help depending on how adventurous one wants to be. I have little fear of the woods and often find myself farther out than I at first told other members of my party. a HAM or shortwave as I call it could be the ticket to communication in either of those situations. Of course in the hunting situation someone else would have to have one too to make it worthwhile.
  10. Turns out unbeknownst to me my computer was in the middle of an update when I tried to view that video. Just got off of it a minute or so ago ... very well done. That guy is a natural in front of a camera.
  11. Couldn't open the video ... is there a problem with it or has it been taken down.
  12. Rob ... I asked Doc to hold them at his shop until I return to AZ around the 10th of August. They are all paid for just being held so I can't tell you for a month or so. Looking forward to having some new boots though ... the old ones are literally being held together with Shoe Gu!
  13. Rob ... Bears are known to run at speeds in excess of 30 mph for short distances. Just think ... 30 MPH is 44 feet per second. You spot a bear coming at you from 30 yards away and it is on you in about 2 seconds ... Can you recognize the danger, draw, aim, fire a .44 Magnum revolver and hit a vital organ stopping the bear in its tracks before the bear is on you in those precious 2 seconds? Most people will initially freeze and then try to react ... too late ... next option is to play dead when it knocks you to the ground so the bear won't try to maul you to death which of course it is very capable of doing!
  14. Looking forward to new my new 'soul' !!! Two pair of new boots at the same time my poor feet won't know how to react! LOL!