garikfox

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  1. I'm back everyone 🙂. Took me awhile to heal from my last endeavor 8 days ago. But i'm back ready to go. Note too self don't mess with neck muscles. My next Expedition will be on the 11th, Monday. I have some very good news and since i don't really have any friends to share my excitement with i'd like to share my excitement with you all! I got my BUGGY!!! 2020 Honda Pioneer 700 I got it today from Ride Now Powersports Chandler. I financed it with 4K down. Super awesome, me happy! 🙂
  2. Oh okay, was exciting to watch. At first i thought someone was being air lifted out but it was just a big package of some kind. You mentioned the area doesn't look good. How come? I heard a little something awhile ago about the Rye area being good. I don't hear much though lol. Rye and Hayden RRPC sites are the closest to me at 45 miles away. All the other claims are 90-120 miles away. So i will be going to Rye probably the most, I'm shooting for once a week. My next trip out is Nov 11th. I'm also hoping to get my Buggy (honda pioneer) in the next week. I cant seem to go anywhere once i get to these claim locations because i'm on foot and only have a passenger car.
  3. Sure, will do. You mentioned there's lode claims to the west. When i was there i saw a helicopter carrying a load/bundle from a cable. It went straight over the huge mountain to the west, also saw the helicopter come back too. My guess is was a supply drop for the prospectors back there. kinda cool. The ground/area was extremely "hilly" lots of steep little hills. Their weren't any flat areas at all really.
  4. The claim is the Golden Nickel, it spans two quadrants, 20 acres total. http://www.mylandmatters.org/Maps/ClaimsAz/GetMap
  5. Hey everyone I have returned and it didn't go so well 😞. For some very weird reason i hurt my neck i think. i was stretching to begin the walk and than stretched my neck a little and i guess i did something and hurt my right neck muscle pretty bad. Feels like a pulled muscle but i never felt one like this before. And with that said I had to return home. I had about 1500ft more to walk to get too Genes Dream. The blue box is where i parked and the green line is how much i walked. The red box is the start of the claim. I took a few photos near the purple box. The area in the pictures is pretty much how you get to all of Map 5 claims. The temp was great it was 64F and slightly cold in the shade. Very nice indeed 🙂 P.S - I have four photos but it wont let me upload any more pics to this post.
  6. You're welcome, yeah i hear ya. im interested because i have a 5000 too. Are you using Nugget Finder Evolution's ? If your not I'd get a 12x8 Evolution and you should be good to go.
  7. Expedition #6 Claim: RRPC, Genes Dream, Map 5 Detector: EQ800 6" coil City/County: Black Canyon City, AZ / Yavapai 53F-64F Date/Time: 10/30/2019 10:00AM-3:00PM
  8. Wow! Interesting. Do you have a MInelab Commander 8" to test by any chance ? Can you try again using Sensitive Extra with the Nugget Finder's ? Lastly can you also try the Normal, Audio. Instead of Deep.
  9. All good I'll be heading out again next week. My goal is to go once a week.
  10. I haven't been there yet i was just guessing from the info i obtained threw LandMatters. There's only one road to it and it is in the NW for that quadrant. So i'm assuming that is Golden Nickel. The red box i made is just to show where i wanted to go not the size of a claim.
  11. Just a FYI. I emailed Pete from RRPC and got a response about the new claim. The club is waiting for the NOI (Notice of Intent) from the Tonto National Forest before it can be released. So i'll have to wait to go back to the Golden Nickel.
  12. HI adam, yes thank you I'll be heading to Bumble Bee on the 30th
  13. I'm back everyone, I didn't find anything because i didn't even make it to the destination. But close. I enjoyed myself nonetheless. My girlfriend hated every bit of it, lol. She also slipped and fell on the GM1000, scraped herself up and now the GM1000 wobbles a hair. I wont even go into the complaining I heard about walking up the hills. 🙂 I got there at about 11:30am temp was about 75F. It was VERY close to highway 87. Decent dirt road to the place where we parked. Continuation to the destination needed a ATV which i didn't have. The walk to the destination is about 3750ft. The area seemed not so touched by man sorta speak. was quiet, saw a prospector come out on a ATV and rode past us. I started at the purple box. I ended up at the light blue box. (notice the white turn in the wash, i have a picture) The red box was my actual destination. I think i'm going to get a Honda Pioneer 500. I can't be spending my whole time walking to these claims. 🙂 Here below is what the new area looks like. I'm too new to determine if this location looks good, but i'm guessing it looks good.
  14. Hi GPX Power, about a month ago Pete told me to keep an eye out for a new claim that will show up in the Rye area. So i waited and kept checking LandMatters and bingo! it showed up a week ago. I thought if it was listed it was available. I didn't make it to the claim anyway.
  15. Expedition #5 Detector: EQ800 11" coil, GM1000 10x5" coil City/County: Rye, AZ, Gila County 69F-89F Leaving tomorrow the 23rd. I will report back.