Gold Prospecting for Better or Worse: Respect the Angle of Repose
November 2019 by Dave Taylor
If you have done any hiking in rough terrain you are well aware that going down a slope is much more difficult and dangerous than climbing it.
My right rib cage took the brunt of the blow from the fall, which left me feeling partially paralyzed and in immense pain.
…being sneaky, I filled in the hole, and buried therein some trash items that I had previously found, just to discourage any other detectorist that might come along.
As I laid in my Jeep and tried to get some rest, I began to realize how tired I was. I felt like a little kid who walked around Disneyland for 12 hours with his parents.
He could tell that the top part just slid partway down over the bottom half. So, he tried to twist it apart with his hands. No go!
The temptation to enter the dark interiors beckoned to me before the day was finished but I resisted.
My next strategy was to walk anywhere and everywhere that I had been inside this home and garage. I looked on the floor, in the bathroom, I checked the bathroom trash can, and I even pulled the shower curtain back and looked in the bathtub.
I saw a big brown hind end of what at first I thought was an elk, about 75 yards away. I was standing behind a large tree and stopped and peeked around the tree to see what it was.
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