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  • Birthday 03/11/1899

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    the stuff I broke....Trying to figure out how I broke the stuff im trying to figure out how to fix!
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  1. Yup..been there done that Got a 1 grammer from a trib running into Lynx creek. It was right under a piece of lead bullet. There is a lot of trash in that area but there is gold also. Tom H.
  2. Thats a cool vid. Layed back and fun Seems like a easy going guy. Tom
  3. YOWSA!!! Those are some nice clunkers Fantastic that the guy is over it. Like you say..................its still out there. Just got to go out and get it What is the dark thing by his right pinkey? Tom H.
  4. Its mining equipment....its gonna get beat up I am one with the YOTO...I have touched/repaired/replaced pretty much everything on it.....we are one I feel the YOTO when we go out................ and it HURTS! Tom H.
  5. Good story Rob...on both ends. How to prepare and how to not be prepared Back in the 80s I had to leave dad at the camp when the Bendix gear shattered on the ol 76 Jeep Pick up (auto trans or I would have pushed it) . I hiked out bout 5 miles with the starter on my shoulder....was only 21 at the time.....Got someone to get me to a phone and he came and got me. Fixed the starter the next day, got back to dad in the Baja bug and we went home. But............we had plenty of supplies to be able to do that. After that I carried a extra bendix in the glove box and never needed it Now days. I carry lots of extra food/water supplies/ tools/parts/wire/tape/ whatever!!! Just to get me back out. Heres a couple of fixes over last year that got me out Broken idler arm....baling wire and rope....broken rear spring...block of wood! Got to get creative to get out sometimes. Tom H.
  6. Oh brother! Some people never cease to amaze me That road from Crown King to Lake pleasant is tough for 4x4s and hes taking a SUV on it? Without any supplies? ARG! Tom H.
  7. That! is some crazy looking gold! Unreal Is that bottom one a rye patch nug? Tom
  8. Lousy skunk

    Dern....thats got to smarts! I can "see" something like this happening at night with just a beam of light. Tom
  9. Rob: Just a Sony Nex3 with a Macro lens. Its all about how you set it up and take pics. I took a lot of pics to get this one. "film" is cheap these days Tom H.
  10. Wow! Thats a sweet one!
  11. Dont want to hi-jack this post, but here is a macro pic of a 3 gram specie I found about 3 yrs ago. Only piece of gold I found in the whole wash. Macros really bring out the cool details Tom H.
  12. Nice nuggets! Yah, its slow...everything is slow right now...even me! To gross out to do much. Tom H.
  13. Goodwin fire

    Andy: I got a mail from the forest service and they said it will probably remain closed until after the monsoons. September...ish....Lots of dummies will go in there and get in trouble with the flash flooding. Tom H.
  14. Man, thats a nice one! Tom H.
  15. Dad and I decided to take the day off and drive up to the Goodwin fire area. Wanted to scope out our little camp spot at Poland junction and make sure we can still get to it and what condition it is in. Thankfully its still there. The fire got to within a half mile of it. We drove in Poland road along Big bug up through breezy pines until the road block getting close to Mt Union/5 corners. Some of the houses along Big Bug had the fire right on their door steps....literally! The aircrews dropping the slurry did one heck of a job saving them. Unfortunately one house did get destroyed that was on top of a small hill. The wood fence around it didn't burn but somehow the house did, the house right next to it was untouched. The fire came right up to 69 in a lot of areas. After that we went out the back road from Mayer towards Turkey creek. Its blocked off about 3 miles in so we turned around. Guess that area is still closed. Its amazing when you look at what those tankers had to fly around and through to drop their slurry without hitting a mountain. Kudos to them. There were signs all over saying THANK YOU. The Poland area was wet in a lot of spots so they are getting rain up there. Tom More pics