A light jacket was too warm so I stashed it so I could pick it up on the way back to the truck.
Anyway I started working my way across some sidehills and down into a wash and then over the ridge
and down into another wash and got bullets, bb's and rusty tin and no gold. I kept getting further away
from the truck and by the time I decided to turn back the truck looked pretty small and it was all uphill
back to the truck. I made a loop so that I could cover different ground on the way back and by now the
sun was dropping down.
I crossed over a couple of ridges and down into a dry wash and started working my way up. It's
getting pretty dark when I get a good solid signal. I get it in the scoop and sort it out and get it into my
hand but it's so tiny I can't really tell if it's gold. I drop it in my vial and go on. It's rocky and dark but
I've still got the detector going and another 20 foot or so and another solid signal. Digging this one I
remember to use the Garrett Pin Pointer. I never had it on in the dark before and did not realize that the
little light was as bright as it is. I went a little ways farther and got another solid hit. Got that one put
away and went on and amazingly got yet another solid signal but somehow lost that one and I gave up
for the night.
It was about 7:30 when I got back to the truck and I had left it just before noon. Another hours drive
home and my 78 year old bones were pretty stiff and sore when I got out of the truck.
I was using my GP 3500 with the 8" Mono.
Lumpy turned me on to the pin pointer and it does save a lot of unnecessary digging. For me it
became an essential tool real quick.